One Pot Meals for Fancy Dinners at Home

Winter has been warmer in some parts of the country, while others still have the threat of snow storms. No matter where you live, February and March are generally cooler months and the perfect time to stay in and create healthy, delicious meals at home, whether for a date night, gathering with friends or a family meal.

Preparing dinner doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s a menu that’s sure to please with these one pot meals using your Copper Chef pan.

Dinner: Filet Mignon with Asparagus

There’s nothing quite like a tender filet mignon steak. Often reserved for special occasions, filet mignon is the perfect entrée for a stay-in dinner. Pair it with asparagus for a mouthwatering meal you just can’t resist.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz.) filet mignon steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ bunch asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper on each side.
  • Heat the Copper Chef pan over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  • Add the asparagus to the pan. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Place the pan in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to achieve the desired degree of doneness for your steaks.
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Dessert: Chocolate Fondue

Yes, we just posted a chocolate fondue recipe for Valentine’s Day. But you can never have too much of a good thing, and this chocolate fondue recipe has the added decadence of a bit of rum! It’s the perfect ending to your meal. In addition to its deliciousness, it’s a classy and romantic dessert that’s well suited for any date night or dinner party.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum

Method:

  • Heat the Copper Chef pan over low heat. Add the heavy cream, sugar, and butter and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the vanilla extract and rum.
  • Transfer to a fondue pot to keep warm. Use skewers or fondue sticks to dip into the chocolate.
  • Serve with assorted dippers, such as strawberries, pretzels, sliced bananas, and pound cake cubes.

 

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