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Monday, March 28, 2011

What is it?, Super Supper

Have you figured it out yet? What is this first photo? It looks gelatinous to me. What is your guess~Bill and I have been trying to watch what we eat on occasion. Apparently, this time it was a little more ' watching.' The problem is, ' on occasion,' is not always a healthy option.
We Did have 1/4 meat and 3/4's veggies on our plates, however, and was it ever good! I marinated a cut of round steak in soy sauce, Worchestershire sauce, olive oil, garlic, onion powder and parsley after pounding the life out of the steak. Let it sit for a couple of hours, and oh so tender with flavor that was ' out of this world,' pan braised 6 min. on one side and 4 on the other for medium rare, on medium high heat. The sauteed veggies were overdone due to absent-mindedness. It happens. Next to the steak is a cranberry chutney of ground cranberries, finely diced orange, normally a handful of walnuts, but this time, pecans, sugar to taste and, Mercy! What a treat on the steak!
This time, dessert was a couple of hours later as we needed time to digest that great supper.
I made Angel Cake earlier in the afternoon, so we will call this dessert a Strawberry Angel Cake. The homemade whipped cream added just the right ' YUM' to an already delicious dessert.
I'd say we put quite the dent in the ' on occasion,' healthy eating. What did you have for supper/dinner?
(Sorry Jack. I know you and Sherry are so ready for some home cooking. I wish we could have had you at our table for this one. You are welcome to dine with us anytime as we visit away the hours. I still need to make amends to Sherry for that dry Cho. cake.:)
Thanks to all of you for stopping. Have a wonderful week. It's -5 below again this morning but promises of a heatwave of low 30's by this afternoon gives us hope. One of these days, our snow is going to melt into the ground and leave green grass, gardens waiting for plantings and planters to fill with bright colors. I cannot wait, tho I must.

BlessYourHearts

17 comments:

Rebecca said...

That meal looks delicious. I have recently taken to pounding the life out of beef and the difference is amazing. (I started after watching a Myth Busters on the topic.)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Yum yum!! Looks delish!
Keep warm!
*hugs*deb

~mel said...

Your supper looks pretty similar to what we had. I too, marinated a ribeye steak; but didn't have to pound it. Served it up with some hash browned potatoes and some swiss chard ... also some wild mushrooms and onions sauteed together. We had enough left over to make some hash to go with our eggs this morning. Two meals out of one ~ I like that.

texwisgirl said...

I'm all for the dessert!

Robin Robinson said...

Dar, I am an avid method cook (rare recipe usage, nothing is every the same twice). You have inspired me to start photographing the food I prepare. As a nature and wildlife photographer this is a major departure for me, so I thank you for prompting me to "see" another subject for my lens.

jack69 said...

Okay, we are back on good terms, only because I clicked onto your blog just as Sherry got out of the Shower. She just had to see the meal so I blew it up for her again. Now your meal was great, and couldn't have happened at a better time. hahahahaha!

It does look so good and the cake don't look bad either.

Love you but don't like the weather report -5 is CCCCCCOOOOOOLD!

Love sent across the big water.
Sherry (as she is) and jack oh by the way THANKS!

jack69 said...

Chicken pot pie at Bob Evans! to answer your question, I got carried away!

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh that all looks good but the chutney caught my eye. I'll have to try that.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Your dessert looks yummy!
We came home from 70 degree Texas to 5 inches of snow. My pansies were buried. It's alreayd melted and we are to get ANOTHER 5 inches tomorrow!
I thought it was spring???

Louise said...

My meal wasn't nearly as healthy as yours. I pulled a container of my home made chili out of the freezer, heated it up and gorged myself on that. Goooooooood!

Farmchick said...

On Sunday we had venison smoked sausage (grilled), real mashed potatoes, corn, baked beans, whipping cream biscuits, and red velvet cake for dessert. Tonight it was leftovers. You steak does look good!

Mel said...

Everything looks delicious!!

Darla said...

How do you make whipped topping? We had grilled chicken salads....

Fred Alton said...

My first guess on your picture was the inside of a bee-hive! The though of honey coming from a tree and having that for dessert with your beautiful meal is mighty good. I had my usual - bowl of popcorn, glass of milk with saltine crackers and a few ginger snap cookies! Ahhhhh...just right!

Lucy said...

Everything looks delicious. The angel food cake jumped right out at me. I love it but no one ever gets me angel food for my birthday or anything. Someday I am going to get one and eat the whole thing.

Naturegirl said...

Yummo! I don't eat that much meat either..find vegen seems to digest much easier. Summer is an easy time to load up on veggies!
I gave up sweets for lent....sure is decreasing the midrift!
Loved your comment at my blog...now I know what those strange ducks are!

Theanne and Baron said...

Delicious looking meal!