Saturday, March 19, 2011

Steak and Potatoes - B's Kind of Dinner

Even though we already celebrated B's birthday two days in advance of his actual birthday, I still wanted to cook something for his special day. In all honesty B did not want to make a big deal out of it since his birthday fell on a Monday. We were just going to treat it like a any other day and go about our usual Monday schedule. He has afternoon meetings and tae kwon do and I have work and gym:-). Just when I thought I was going to the gym and him to tae kwon do, we both (or I did) convinced each other to just stay home. Not that I am irresistible, I think it's because I bribed him with steak and potato. What man would say no to that, right?


Pan Seared Grassfed Top Sirloin with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms

Steak is seasoned with salt, pepper, herbes de provence and rosemary. Seared for 5 minutes on each side (depending on your preference). After searing the steak, use the same pan to saute shallots and mushrooms, for a few minutes. Slowly add balsamic vinegar and heavy cream (you can eye ball depending on how much sauce you want). Let it simmer and reduce until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Add spinach at the end and stir together. Serve on top of steak! 

Sorry the picture is kind of grainy
Loaded Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Bacon

Bake russet potato covered with foil for about 45 minutes until cook. Cut in half and put a dollop of sour cream and top with crumbled bacon and fresh chives. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. 


Unfortunately I did not make this one. Store bought from Whole Foods. Mudslide fudge brownie. How sinful does that sound? I only had a small bite and it was so rich. I think B liked


  1. Happy Birthday to B! Note that his birthday is so close to Y's, as are ours :)

    Love that creamed spinach on the steak. It's the sort of thing I'd have if I were ordering in a restaurant.

  2. I know I just realize that when I saw your tweet the other day. We are just special like that:-)