Sunday, August 10, 2008

Seared Skirt Steak with Mushroom Salad - And we're done

I ended my week of new recipes on a high note with a very tasty Sunday dinner of Seared Skirt Steak with Mushroom Salad, unsurprisingly from the August issue of Real Simple. I don't really cook a whole lot of steak, and don't generally feel overly confident about doing it right, but this recipe was actually pretty easy. All I had to do was thaw the meat, season it with salt and pepper, and then pan fry it for four to five minutes on each sides. I can do that! Thanks to Nick and a little bit of internet research, we also knew to cut the meat against the grain, rather than with it, which made it seem even more tender. Yay for conquering steak! I was a little big skeptical about the mushroom salad, because it just seems like mushrooms served with steak should be sauteed, but I resisted the urge and followed the recipe like a good girl, thus ending up with a very fresh and citrusy side dish that I would absolutely make again. I also made some green beans, and Nick baked some rolls (I love having a husband that bakes!) and we ended up with a really delectable Sunday dinner. It was definitely a high note to go out on, and a very appropriate farewell dinner for Cody who is leaving us tomorrow.

Thus endeth week three.

Like I mentioned earlier, next week will be somewhat coloured by the fact that three days will be spent on a little anniversary trip. Not that I mind, of course :) Seeing as we're going to the Utah Shakespearean Festival to see a couple of plays, I am going to get in touch with my inner Humanities snob and do a week of highbrow activities. Stay tuned to be intimidated by my intellectual prowess.

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