Sunday, November 13, 2005

What's for dinner? (11/12/05)

It was a windy but very nice day here, so yardwork was the order of the day. Probably our last yardwork in our present house. We mowed and clipped and tidied up.

Since it's still reasonably seasonable (ie. not freezing and snowy), we grilled strip steaks. No recipe for that, but I will include the recipe for horseradish sauce that my husband likes to make to serve with steak or filet. I found the rice we serevd at Fresh Market when I was there last weekend. I cooked it in the rice cooker by sauteeing a bit of onion and garlic in olive oil and then adding the rice and chicken broth. The rice blend, which contains Texmati brown rice, red rice, rye berries and barley, was very flavorful and perfectly cooked. Rice Select is quite pricey, but it was worth it for this unique and nutritious blend. We served the meal with Ménage à Trois Red Blend by Folie à Deux. We had tried the white blend before and did not like it, but we like the red blend quite well. Again with the name thing, I guess.

Grilled Strip Steaks with Horseradish Sauce

Green Beans with Balsamic


  1. I was just looking at that rice blend at the store today. Thanks for the report.

  2. Anonymous10:32 PM

    I look at 15-20 food blogs and find yours to be inviting and soothing. I don't know if it is the size of the print or the soothing colors, but I appreciate the simplicity. Well done.

  3. Kaylyn - I love trying new grain blends!

    Thank you for the kind words about my blog. As I've gotten older, I find that simplicity appeals to me on many levels. I expect that my new bedroom will be done in similar colors (the sage family) with clean lines and simple decor - like you said - it's so soothing.

  4. Menage a troiS? Let me know how that wine is, looks like it would make a good gift :)

  5. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Hi! I'm searching desperately for a recipe I loved and lost years ago. I noticed that you made a comment (as to how good the recipe was) on the Cooking Light website. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the recipe on that site or anywhere else! It is crawfish (or shrimp) mixed with corn, onions and spices served over gouda mashed potatoes. I suppose I could just guess as to what goes in there, but I'd rather have the real recipe. Would you mind posting it? It would be greatly appreciated!

  6. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Nevermind, I just saw that you already posted the recipe on the Cooking Light website. Thanks! If anyone else is interested, its at Scroll down towards bottom of page!

  7. Mona - We liked the wine quite well. And yes, it makes a great gift. In fact, it may have been my BIL that brought us the other bottle. Or maybe it was Four Play.....I can't remember! ;)

    Glad you found the recipe - I've been off the blog for a few days and didn't see your request.