Thursday, October 12, 2006

Meat and potatoes

Tonight's Menu
  • pan-seared thin ribeyes w/sauteed mushrooms and onions
  • tiny red potatoes, parboiled and then chuffed up in a hot pan with butter
  • big-ass salad
Yeah, sometimes you just need a little meat and potatoes. This meal takes some prep time but is still pretty quick and easy. First I washed/cut the potatoes (into quarters; they were kind of big) and put them in water to simmer. While they were going, I cut up the onion (sweet yellow, as usual) and mushrooms ("baby bellas") and started them sauteing in a pan with some EVOO. By the time the mushrooms/onions were done, the potatoes were tender, so I transferred the mushrooms to a bowl, drained the potatoes, and added them to a hot pan with a couple of tablespoons of butter. While they were getting a nice crust, I tossed the salad (if you went to the dirty place when you read that, then SHAME ON YOU)(hee, kidding!), seasoned the steaks and quickly seared them off in a VERY hot nonstick pan.

Voila! Dinner!

2 comments:

lrg861@aol.com said...

I enjoy reading your blog. It's quite humorous. Mine is an LJ, but I'm thinking of broadening my horizons...
A salad question....

I hate to eat salads that I make. I have a hard time figuring out what to buy and chop etc...and what with the "E COLI" scare, I may never buy anything packaged again. Any suggestions??

Badger said...

Ours are pretty standard. I do buy the bagged greens (e. coli be damned!) because it's just so much easier and they take up less room in the fridge. Usually I get the "Riviera" or "Sweet Butter" salad blend (I forget who makes them -- Fresh something?) and add sliced cucumbers, carrots and grape tomatoes. Those are the veggies my kids will eat (except the tomatoes). I like them with all kinds of crappe like purple onions and bell peppers and stuff like that, but no one else in the family will eat them that way.

Sometimes I get the baby spinach (again with the e. coli) and add nuts, like toasted almonds or pecans, along with some fruit like fresh strawberries or canned mandarin oranges or dried cranberries. Yum!