Sometimes I just crave a simple dinner, and Sunday was one of those days. After browsing through cookbooks and my latest food magazines, I just couldn’t get motivated to prep something creative and exciting. The fact that I had caught a cold over the weekend wasn’t helping matters, of course. It’s very hard to imagine cooking something fabulous when you can’t even smell it, you know?
With the warm weather we had yesterday – sunshine, low 70s – it seemed the perfect evening to use the grill. My husband made a quick trip to the grocery, and he came home with two steaks, a bag of Brussels sprouts, and potatoes.
The kids ate early, and during their bathtime, I prepped veggies and brought the steaks up to room temperature. The steaks were seasoned with olive oil, Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper and then grilled to about medium. While the fingerling potatoes roasted in the oven, I sauteed the Brussels sprouts in olive oil and seasoned them with Kosher salt and a dash of balsamic vinegar at the end.
Served with an easy-drinking glass of 2005 Marietta cabernet sauvignon, it was a perfect simple Sunday dinner.
(Note: the last photo illustrates what bad lighting does to an otherwise decent photo of good food. )