Last Holidaywith Queen Latifah. This is my anytime feel-good movie.
Madeleine Peyroux–yeah, she opens Last Holiday with her smooth, Billie Holiday style voice. Careless Love is one fantastic feel-good CD.
Dinner menu tonight. Pan Steaks with rosemary sauce, Black-eyed peas with sauteed onions and Blue and Gold Sausage, and Italian roasted veggies. Here’s my steak recipe.
Pan steaks (A good cut is the key. If you want a nice meal, spend the extra few bucks. )
Oil (Olive is best)
Fresh Mushrooms (to taste, sliced)
Purple Onion (about 1/4 cup chopped)
Fresh Garlic (Fresh is best, but freeze dried works, too.)
Red Wine (1/2 cup) (a yummy merlot–then you can have a glass or two…)
Beef Broth (1/2 cup)
Butter (3 TBS)
Rosemary (To taste–I use about 1/4 TSP.)
I marinate the steaks in either Montreal seasoning or an herb garlic mix. Marinate for at least half an hour. Get a skillet hot with oil and sear the steaks, both sides. Turn down and cook to taste–not too long or they’ll get tough. Take out and cover to keep warm. Saute onion, mushrooms and garlic in pan drippings, then add wine and broth. Bring to boil and cook down by half. (Sometimes, I double the wine, broth and butter–I like a lot of the sauce–it’s good over other stuff.) Add the butter and crushed rosemary and simmer. I put the steaks in a pretty bowl that’s wide and cover with the sauce.
My hubby kissing my whole face and especially my neck after our family dinner in an effort to charm me into making pumpkin bread and coffee for dessert. It worked. <g>
The smell of pumpkin bread baking and fresh, expresso roast coffee perking while cuddling with hubby for the movie.
Oh… and I wrote 3000 words on BOAA today!!!!!!