Congratulations my clever Tim for (finally) passing your driving test today!! We had a celebration dinner of steak, cooked on a griddle pan with chips and a dressed rocket salad. Any excuse to buy steak!
I made a garlic and mushroom sauce to go with it, by gently frying 6 sliced mushrooms in the pan used to fry the steak (whilst the steaks were keeping warm and resting), and one crushed garlic clove. Then I poured in a small 150ml pot of single cream, added salt and pepper, and increased the heat. I let it bubble for about 2 minutes, until it reduced and thickened.
For dessert, we had vanilla ice cream with homemade dark chocolate sauce (made by melting 1/2 bar of good quality dark chocolate and a splash of milk in a bowl over a pan of simmering water). Topped this with some pre-chopped hazelnuts.
Food really is the best way to celebrate!