Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two Day Dinner

Anyone know Robin Miller? On the Food Network? She's the really (annoying) energetic host of Quick Fix Meals? UGHHH that theme song...

"Out the door, beat the clock, on the run, never stop, manic frantic, I don't panic, life won't wait! It's crazy but I love it. I love this crazy life."

Anyway, yes, her theme song bothers me, and well, so does she sometimes, but the chick's got a point. Who wants to spend hours and hours cooking every night after a long day? Her premise is meal planning, making doubles and using them in other ways and using fast cooking ingredients to make her life easier. Well, I pulled a Robin! I don't know if I'm proud or ashamed? It was good though-and fast. Below you'll find the day #1 recipe, and then what I did with the leftovers to create a totally different meal. No manic frantic panic on this one. I can't believe I just wrote that.
Why oh why did I think parsley would make this look artistic?
What ya need:
1/2 lb steak (sirloin, flank, chuck, whatever)
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp each of cumin and chili pepper
Dash of salt
Couple grinds of pepper

Combine the salt, cumin, chili pepper and ground pepper in a bowl
Drizzle oil on the steak, then pat with spices... Grill! Donezo. 

Dinner in a flash. I had this ready in no time and it was a yummy spicy steak with a kick. I only ate half and cut the other half into strips for Thursday.

I was trying to decide between steak fajitas or a big salad. Well, the salad won out. I used Boston Bibb lettuce, avocado, cucumber, onion, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing. This post is more about assembling than cooking, I suppose. Anyway, this salad was great but it was the steak that was the all-star. It's simple and I'm sure you have most of the ingredients at home already!


Truffle Shuffle said...

That looks delicious. A nice summer dish, maybe for lunch. Thank you for the post.
You may be right on the parsley, but it still looks nice nonetheless. Parsley is one of those things that is often used to spruce up a dish, but (I think) rarely does anything but get in the way! =-)

The Ardent Epicure

The Cilantropist said...

Hey there is nothing wrong with posting about "assembling," those are some of the best meals! In fact, I love Ina Garten and that is one of her philosophies that carries through many of her cookbooks: if you have simple recipes that feature quality ingredients, all that is left is to assemble. :) Great work! :)

Rick said...

That is the worst theme song ever. It is laughable. How can anyone have written that and put it on a tv show? You would think one person would realize that insanity and remove it.