Day 303: A whole lot of meat

October 30, 2007

This evening we made London Broil with Buttered Potatoes and Caramelized Zucchini and Mushrooms which was a good, satisfying, solid meal. Our enormous slab of meat was marinated briefly in hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and red wine vinegar, seasoned with pepper and cooked, left to stand, and sliced thinly on an angle. Baby potatoes were boiled, drained, tossed in butter, seasoned with salt and pepper and sprinkled with parsley. Mushrooms sliced in half were browned in olive oil, then joined by garlic, red pepper flakes and zucchini. The contents of the pan were sautéed until browned, or caramelized as the recipe states.

The meal was almost restaurant quality- potatoes should always be tossed in butter, in an ideal world, the beef was succulent and tasty, and the vegetable mix was pleasantly unexpected. We both enjoyed it, although admittedly we cooked far too much meat. Tomorrow we will be making Zucchini and Bow Ties; it’ll be interesting to see whether A will eat it or not. Some days she’ll eat anything pasta, and other days she resolutely refuses pasta unless it has pesto on it. It must be really hard to be two. While she’s doing a great job of being a big sister, she is obviously having a tough time at the moment, as judged by the ongoing tears and tantrums. It breaks my heart a little.

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