I think I’m in a rut.  Seems like I’m grilling more steaks this year than any year since we moved here.  (Gee…  I wonder if it has anything to do with the new charcoal grill?!?)

In prior years, I did more flank steaks, london broils, chicken, pork… and then topped salads with it.  This year, I’m going for the pound of beef right on the plate.  I’d feel guilty if the damned stuff didn’t taste so good.  There is just nothing better than a big ol’ bone-in New York steak!  (Except a big ol’ porterhouse, that is…)

I’m in cowboy heaven.

Victor fried up a bunch of onions to top his steak, tonight.  I decided to go plain.  As we were eating, we both remembered the hot long peppers he cooked up yesterday.  Too late.  We’l have to do something with them in the next day or two.  They would have been excellent, though…

I quartered some small red potatoes and coated them with a bit of olive oil, garlic, Hungarian paprika, and S&P, then roasted them in the oven at 425° for about 20 minutes.

I steamed the brussel’s sprouts and then drizzled them with oil, salt & pepper and finished them on the grill.

And now I have to figure out what I’m going to do for dessert, tonight.

One can eat a disaster dessert the night it was created, but having it a second night would just be gauche.

I know it’s going to involve puff pastry, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

Stay tuned…..

Okay…  it’s a day later and we ate all the dessert.


It was puff pastry – with really juicy, ripe, bosc pears and black raspberry jam.

I did good. 🙂