Tonight we were celebrating daughter’s 11th birthday. After a weekend of festivities and excitement, tonight (a school night) she wanted to have a birthday dinner at home. She picked the menu: steaks, crispy Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower and crunchy chickpeas, roasted broccoli and baby new potatoes. Chocolate lava cakes for dessert.
It all turned out great. Particularly for a weeknight, leaving the city early enough to get home to cook and celebrate. The ribeyes from the specialty butcher were truly exceptional and were cooked stovetop on screaming hot cast iron to each of our desired temperature (med rare to medium).
Now relaxing with a glass of 2008 Cabernet (the year of her birth) with hubby, toasting our sweet, special girl.
I LOVE the shoulder. I wish I could make mine look like that. . I have to get “country style ribs” since I’d be eating it alone. Do you know if it was “Boston”, “butt” or picnic"? Where I am, the picnic has the skin, so probably not.
Oops I did it again (no photo). But so good. I was inspired by some reading I’d been doing on local steakhouses. Steak, winter squash puree, sauteed maple bacon brussels sprouts, cheesy rice and kale bake with crunchy breadcrumb topping. Oh yeah.
I made it @ChristinaM. I don’t have a PC or IP. Browned the skin side (still working on getting skin crisp in the all-clad. more crispy fish skin crumbles ) and cooked the other side in the sauce. The only other difference was I had no coconut oil and mixed unsweetened coconut cream w/grapeseed oil.
Last dinner in the country. Son and granddaughter went on a joy-ride and brought back 2 rib-eyes from a small town market. $10.99 a pound, great flavor and tender as love, much better than I’ve been sourcing in town at twice the price. Cooked indoors on grill pan. Hash browns, roasted carrots, green salad. Ersatz chocolate cake from a mix, a la mode with vanilla ice cream.
Ok - yeah, i’ve purchased oysters from them before - they’re good! clams too… and uni! they get it fresh i think daily? I get all my fresh seafood there, actually, but it doesn’t happen often since the BF doesn’t like it.
rent out my driveway? for what?
I live in an apartment complex so I don’t have a driveway. I know that business set up “parklets” (little seating areas on the sidewalk) in front of their storefronts but I only know of one homeowner that has rented out space in front of their house to make a little garden-type thing, featuring Trixie the Triceratop! It’s in the Mission, on Valencia: