Thursday, March 26, 2009
Heather had found a standing rib roast on sale at Fresh Market a few weeks ago. We had the opportunity so we thawed it and made a paste from horseradish, rosemary, and thyme. After rubbing it down, I let it rest for a few hours. I took 6 lbs of kosher salt and added enough water to make it snow like. I completely covered the roast in the salt. It sounds crazy, but it forms a crust around the roast. I slow roasted it in the oven until it hit 138 in the middle and let it rest another 20 minutes. Heather made risotto with mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and a touch of truffle oil. The steamed asparagus was topped with hollandaise. Heather opened a Coppola Merlot we had been saving. Nice meal.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Don't be turned off by the title. I was really surprised out how good this dish really was. Cheap, somewhat healthy and delicious. Trifecta baby! This is the basic recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/peppercorn-chicken-with-lemon-spinach-recipe/index.html
I had some pork so I used it instead of chicken. I took dijon, balsamic vinegar, garlic, pepper, and some fresh rosemary (courtesy of the Smith's) and marinated it all day. I grilled the chops while Heather did the rest. The spinach is pretty much straight with the recipe. The sauce was pretty much too, but she used Chianti instead of brandy and red onion instead of shallots. It really added to the dish. We had 4 clean plates. When does that EVER happen? Oh, I didn't give Tanner any spinach. Or I didn't make Tanner eat spinach. Whichever version you want to go with.....
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
What do you do with a lot of veggies in the fridge and no idea what to make for dinner? Well, I made pasta primavera. Kinda of anyway. I steamed carrots, broccoli, and asparagus until it was almost tender. I sauteed some onion and red bell pepper until it was soft and added the steamed vegetables. I put about 1/2 cup of cream in and let it reduce while the vegetables finished. I had some whole wheat penne reggate and tossed it when I was ready to plate. I topped it with shaved parmesean. It wasn't a Huge hit with the fam, but it was eaten.