Been very interested in cooking different meals, for myself, instead of going to a restaurant. I want to try something new, every weekend, if possible. I decided that todays meal would be: Filet mignon with Red Wine sauce Caesar Salad Asparagus Dessert: Ricotta Pineapple Pie I started with the Ricotta Pineapple Pie, due to the fact that it needed to cool, before the topping could be added. <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/245dq"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/245dq.jpg"></a> Before baking: <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/sze62"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/sze62.jpg"></a> After baking: <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/vvwvh"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/vvwvh.jpg"></a> With pineapple topping: <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/px5e6"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/px5e6.jpg"></a> <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/4xqu4"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/4xqu4.jpg"></a> Fairly easy recipe to follow. Ricotta cheese, egg, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, lemon zest, and sugar. Just have to wait an hour after the topping goes on, to eat it. Caesar Salad was fairly simple: <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/h859j"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/h859j.jpg"></a> This one called for some Worcestershire sauce, with olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic, Italian cheese, and I added green onions, which I regret. Filet Mignon: I got these cut, about an inch thick. Did not season them. Seared them, in a cast iron skillet, on each side for about 1.5-2 mins, on each side. Then put it in the oven for an additional 10-12 minutes. The sauce called for 1 cup of red wine, unsalted butter and green onions. Let that get to a slight syrupy consistency, and then I added the asparagus to soak in the sauce, for a bit of added flavor to them. Took the steak out and poured the red wine sauce on top. My steak ended up being medium-well. Added Amish Blue cheese to top of the steak. The recipe didn't call for it, but blue cheese and red wine seem to go together. <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/ts2z2"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/ts2z2.jpg"></a> <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/216nl"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/216nl.jpg"></a> This was my first time cooking filet mignon, and I ended up filling the house with smoke. I guess I had the heat up too high, but it all worked out. I thought the meal, overall was fantastic.