Sometimes to go out for a romantic dinner is impossible! Especially, when you are stuck at home because all the restaurants are closed, and a national quarantine is occurring. Or, maybe just because you are a parent to little children. But, date nights are important for the health of your marriage relationship. This romantic dinner idea is just perfect for those nights when you have to stay in but still want to enjoy the company of your beloved spouse.
Sometimes, you just have to put the little ones to bed early. Settle them down with some warm milk, a low-key night time book, and soft music in their room.
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Then, light some candles and set the table. Let your evening be a slow, progression. Serve a salad, and don’t rush to the encore.
After serving the beef tenderloin with mushrooms be sure to take it slowly and enjoy each other’s company.
Be sure to have a delicious dessert ready too, like this Blackberry Strudel. It’s easy to make, yet elegant! Serve it with a scoop or two of ice cream to take it to the next level for a romantic dinner ending.
Prep this earlier in the day so you don’t have to worry about it last minute. And, be sure to make TWO, because when the kids smell the delicious aroma of baked berries… they’ll be begging for some!
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Recipe for Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms
Start by pre-heating your oven to 350° and heat a good quality heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat with the 1 T. olive oil drizzled in.
I prefer to cook in quality cast-iron skillets. But, stainless steel that has a heavy bottom will work just as well.
And the great thing about cast-iron is you can prep ingredients on the stove in the skillet, then move it directly into the oven for the final cooking process. So, one skillet makes for easier clean-up.
Heat the olive oil, shallots, and mushrooms over medium heat until the softened and shallots are translucent. Be careful to not overcook.
Mix together the remaining oil, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper. Rub this mixture on your beef tenderloin.
In the pan, add sliced red onions. Lay your tenderloin on top and place in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
I suggest serving this with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower and spooning the mushrooms over the top.
Now’s the time to prep the mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower. This is so easy to make when using an instant pot. Let it do the work of softening the vegetables for super easy smashing when it’s complete.
While everything is cooking, you can get the kids to bed, and get yourself dressed, and the table set.
Just before your beloved gets home, toss together a simple bagged salad with grapes, or strawberries, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. The added fruit to this meal will make a wonderful counterpoint to the richness of the beef.
Slice the tenderloin at an angle, and serve the mushrooms over the mashed potatoes for an elegantly simply romantic dinner.
For this beef tenderloin recipe you will need the following items:
A romantic dinner for two doesn’t have to be complicated. This Beef Tenderloin dinner is easy to put together, it’s not time consuming but is a delightful meal to share with the one you love.
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