Steak

I helped a friend and she gave me some steak in return. I’m not a big meat eater so I was worried I would ruin it. Well, watching YouTube cooking videos seems to have paid off. The steak ended up being so delicious that I didn’t even need to add any seasoning at the end of the cooking process. Here’s how I did it:

I thawed the frozen steak in the fridge for two days. Then I put the steak in a glass container and poured soy sauce on top and enough to also coat the bottom of the pain. Then I generously applied cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and Tajin seasoning on both sides to taste. I covered the glass container with foil and put it in the fridge for about five hours.

Then I set the oven to 200F degrees. I then laid a wire rack on the top of a sheet pan. Then I put some olive oil on a paper towel and rubbed the olive oil onto the top of the wire rack. Then I put the steaks on the wire rack and put the pan in the oven.

I let the steaks cook 20 minutes before I flipped them. Then I let them cook another 20 minutes.

After I took the steaks out of the oven, I melted some real butter in a pan on the stovetop. I set the heat from medium-high to high. And I seared the steaks, only one or two at a time in the pan. I flipped the steaks about every minute or two until I started to see a dark crust forming.

Then I took the steaks off and put them on a plate to sit. After I finished searing the steaks, I put a pat of butter in the same pan and swirled it around, off the heat, until it melted. Then I tilted the pan and spooned the melted butter, minus the solids, onto the steaks on the plate.

I let the steaks sit for ten minutes on the plate before I cut into them. So delicious! No need for any seasonings or sauce. Not even salt or pepper. Success!

Light and Fresh

I wanted something light and fresh for breakfast this morning. Lightly brushed some garlic naan with olive oil. Then topped it with sliced tomatoes. Then brushed on a super light coat of olive oil. Then topped it with kosher salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Baked for six minutes. Delicious when hot but even tastier after it cooled. Especially the tomatoes. Would have been great to have some fresh basil to put on top. Yum! A great summer breakfast. Hope the day goes just as well.

Also, this meal was super affordable. The naan was on sale at two for $1.37. And the tomatoes were on sale at six for $0.78; and I only used three. Already had the oil and spices on hand. So the entire meal was made for around $1.76 if you exclude the spices and oil.

Idol

“When you reject an idol, it’s an act of pure worship.” – Brad Jersak

Only in Texas? Chocolate-covered jalapeƱos for Mother’s Day:

And the kids finally are leaving the nest. Lined up, ready to fly. Born a few weeks ago.

Today’s find. Probably old to others. New to me. Darius Rucker – For The First Time.

Mod

My epic creation at Mod Pizza: pesto sauce, arugula, basil, mozzarella salami, bacon, mushrooms, red onions, fresh tomatoes, rosemary, oregano, artichoke hearts, serrano peppers, more mozzarella. Topped with half buffalo sauce and half sri-rancha sauce. Mmmm. Delicious.