Steak and Potatoes

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love a good steak.  In fact, if it has been more than a week since I have had a really good cut of beef I get legitimately cranky.

Thank goodness I was able to make it to the local butcher and pick up two beautiful filets for dinner.   Potatoes are always a great side dish and I love the combination of grilled steak and baked potato, I know it is cliché, but it really does taste good together. Then again, when do potatoes not taste good?

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We had some salad greens from our CSA that were begging to be used up, so our vegetable last night was a tossed salad.  I genuinely enjoy having salad as our vegetable, and thank goodness the hubby agrees. Of course, we differ significantly on what constitutes a salad – for him it is lettuce and croutons, for me – as many veggies as you can fit on the plate and a sprinkling of blue cheese crumbles never hurts.   I rarely take a photo of his salad, because, let’s face it, his salads are BORING, so here is what mine looked like.

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Heck, if I add blue cheese crumbles along with the olives and marinated peppers, I rarely add any salad dressing.  The creaminess of the blue cheese and the tangy, vinegary bite of the olives and peppers is all I need. Needless to say, this dinner made me very happy and more than ready to take on another 6 day work week.  This fall semester has been killer!  Three more weeks and finals start.  We have a bit of downtime in late December and come back with a vengeance in early January.  I will need the holiday break to rest up for the coming spring semester. Dinners like this go a long way to keeping me happy and satisfied so I can work an insane amount of hours each week.

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