I actually wrote the below blog back in August, it was to be my first entry on my WordPress website. I guess I was having trouble getting started as you can see from the first blog I wrote that disappeared. I am not sure what my rhythm will be for these posts, but I do cook almost every night. I just do not always want to write about it. I want to keep my recipes online so I can refer back to them. And maybe, my kids will use them to cook with one day. I plan on telling my daughter about them as soon as I get a few more under my belt.
Anyway, tonight is T-bone steak, fries, and spinach salad with bacon vinaigrette. You can read about the steak and seasonings below. I do not think I will make the strawberry vinaigrette ever again. It turned out to be more like a strawberry smoothie. It was not very pleasant on a spinach salad. Instead, I am using the bacon vinaigrette recipe below. I do not remember where it came from. In any event, I probably modified it. Enjoy!
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- Add diced bacon to a medium skillet or sauce pan over medium heat.
- Cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
- Add mustard, honey, garlic, and salt and pepper to the bacon dripping.
- Combine well with a whisk.
- Add apple cider vinegar to the pan, whisking to combine as pouring.
- Continue to whisk until the vinaigrette has thickened slightly.
- Add bacon bits back to the vinaigrette.
- Pour into a jar that has been warmed under hot running water prior.
- Best served warm or at room temperature.
Earlier blog on this subject
Friday, August 10, 2012
Well, one has to start things somewhere. I might as well pick the main thing I spend a lot of time thinking about. What’s for Dinner? Actually, I wrote one of these two days ago using Comcast’s Blog Tool. It was about hamburgers. When I clicked “publish,” it disappeared. I will not be doing that again! I will re-write that post again the next time we have hamburgers. But today, we are having steak.
Steak! Definitely something I would consider as a last meal I love it so. Today, it is nothing remarkable, just some cheap steak I picked up from Safeway. Today, it is some moderately thick and marbled strip steaks. My go to way of seasoning steaks is as follows. I always coat the steaks with olive oil before seasoning. I use kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and Tony’s Prime Rib Seasoning. I have some Penzeys steak seasoning that I got with their monthly free coupon. I really should use that sometime. Next time, for sure, no really.
The other boring thing we are having with the steak, is baked potatoes. I am not going into their preparation today. The new thing I am trying for this dinner tonight is a strawberry vinaigrette dressing I read on the “How Sweet It Is” blog awhile back (link). I am not going to make the salad from the blog, but a spinach salad instead. I thought perhaps fresh baby spinach, balsamic marinated onions, toasted pecans, strawberries, and some cheese. I have some Manchego cheese from another salad I must tell you about someday. This will be dressed with the afore mentioned dressing. I usually like my spinach salad wilted somewhat, but my son does not. So, in the miracle of seeing him eat spinach, we will go it cold.