Day 287: So tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for yoo-oo-oo

October 14, 2007

This evening we made Grilled Skirt Steak and Orzo with the Works, which was actually a pretty good dinner. The steak was briefly marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, then grilled, rested and sliced. The “works” consisted of red onion, garlic, fennel, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, chicken stock, baby tomatoes, basil, parsley and parmigiano cheese mixed with the cooked orzo.

I went a little overboard on the red pepper flakes, so this was certainly not a bland dish, although we both agreed that it could easily lose the fennel and only be improved. The steak was actually excellent, flavoursome, moist and very easy. All in all, this was a good one.

So, let’s see, I’ve had some spicy food and did plenty of walking today. Old wives tales dictate that with some pineapple, raspberry tea, and a bottle of castor oil, I can get this baby out by tomorrow. Or let’s just wait and see, after all, who’d want to miss Lime-and-Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean and Corn Salad?

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  • Reply Nosaby October 14, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    I just discovered this site a couple of days ago and spent the rest of the weekend catching up. When I bought this cookbook I looked for a site like this. I hope that once you’re done (and you’ve taken a well deserved break) you will consider trying a new cookbook.

    Hope the baby comes soon. Good luck.

  • Reply The Home Cook October 15, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Sounds like a good recipe. I’m always looking for new ways to make orzo, but I’m also not a fan of fennel. Good to know it should work well without it.

    I hope the baby arrives soon! I keep checking back every day in the hopes there’ll be some news.

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