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The Steak Out edition

Posted by chris on Dec 8th, 2008 add a comment

  • Sample of Hennings cranberry cheddar from Whole Foods
  • All natural bone-in rib eye steak, seasoned with garlic, rosemary, butter, salt & pepper
  • Green beans with chopped almonds and butter. They were good, but next time I’ll throw in some cayenne pepper or something to spice it up.
  • Grilled vegetables. I lazily bought these from Sonoma Chicken Coop at the last minute.
  • 337 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pineapple
  • Kashi GOLEAN crunchy chocolate peanut bar. I’m tempted to stop mentioning this, since I have one almost every day.

The steak was cooked using a method that I believe Cook’s Illustrated gets credit for. I usually pan-sear first and then transfer to an oven that’s also cooking the vegetables/sides. But I read about people cooking steak in a 250 degree oven first and then searing it. This allows the steak to cook evenly at a low temperature in the oven, while still getting that nice texture by blasting it with high heat to finish it off.

The steak was super tender and I think as I use this method more, I’ll only get better results. But I’m all steak-ed out for the moment, so it may be a while before I get to try this again.

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Glutton edition

Posted by chris on Dec 4th, 2008 add a comment

On Monday, Annie and I cooked dinner while watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. But before we could cook, she had to work on some nerd stuff and I had to eat slightly healthy things:

Now that we got that out the way…

  • Shrimp with cocktail sauce from Whole Foods. I ate it while cooking dinner, forgetting for the thousandth time that Annie doesn’t like shrimp (Who doesn’t like shrimp?! Nobody, that’s who.)
  • All natural rib-eye steak (lots of marbling!), pan-fried with butter and chopped garlic, seasoned with truffle salt & black pepper
  • Sauteed & broiled organic russet potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, butter, rosemary, garlic, Lawry’s seasoning salt and black pepper
  • Sauteed organic California-grown green beans, wrapped in prosciutto
  • Sauteed organic asparagus, wrapped in bacon
  • 337 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

In my defense

As you can see above, I ate sliced apples, a protein+fiber bar and a protein+antioxidant drink before cooking. What you don’t see, is that Annie had two espresso chocolate chip cookies and garlic+herb baked veggie chips before dinner. [Brushes dirt off his shoulder.]