My guys are meat and potatoes men, so that's always a sure hit for dinner. These are some recent combinations. (Please don't nag me about too much red meat -- I serve a lot of chicken and seafood, too, but this is a meaty post.)
Steak (on sale that week) and loaded baked potatoes. Even my brown thumb has not managed to destroy the chives
growing in my garden. They are descendants from a chive plant I brought here in 1988. I just hate being offered "chives" in a restaurant, only to find out they are green onions aka scallions
. (Oh, please, click that link. You'll be happy you did.) There's a difference! The steak's not really blackened, it just looks that way. Maybe the HH was a little zealous with the grill pan, but it was still medium-rare inside.
Frank's favorite meal, pork chops! He mixes his potatoes and peas together. Ernest prefers the well of
But sometimes I try to mix it up. Here we have seared (sort of) ahi tuna and rice pilaf. Tuna is so steaky, it falls into my meat category. I love making rice pilaf, throwing in all sorts of odd bits of vegetables to use them up, and the crew likes it
almost as much as potatoes.
Wait a minute! I didn't cook this! This was my meal at Ernest's birthday dinner. Buffalo New York Steak. It was good! But I know chives. Chives are a friend of mine. Scallions, you're no chives.
Here's another restaurant
meal sneaking in. Estofado. Mmmmm. A beefy stew with a cinnamon flavor. Someone posted a recipe for it, and now I don't remember where I saw it.
Recently, a batch of ginormous burgers.
The bottomless pit
Ernest ate the whole thing...I ate about half of one.
And lamb. Baaaaaaa. The leftovers make a great shepherd's pie.What's cooking at your house?