First of all, the thing I couldn’t talk about yet was WE GOT A NEW CARRRR. We didn’t know yet if we were approved when I wrote my last post, but we were approved and then Saturday morning we went and picked up our sweet new ride.
We love it. It is so so so so so SO SO SO much better than our previous vehicle.
Funny story: the first time I drove it was Saturday night, and I immediately backed into a bush. Just…of course I did that. Hahahaha. Idiot.
Next up! Here’s the dinner I cooked up for my sweetie husband on Saturday evening:
We picked up a couple nice sirloins. I cooked mine to medium well (and then I didn’t even eat more than 1 bite because I’m not really a fan of steak outside of a restaurant setting – but Bryan had it for lunch the next day). Bryan’s, I dropped a pat of margarine in the pan, then tossed in some chopped shallots and fresh garlic. Put the steak in and cooked it to a perfecto medium rare, adding in the mushrooms when I flipped it over the first time. Bryan loved it, I’m happy to say. The asparagus was just steamed, and the rice was just plain. All in all, a delicious meal. Here’s the dessert (which we didn’t end up eating until Sunday evening):
Oreo cookie crust (followed the package directions, though i used less butter than called for)
1 box of Nutriwhip – hand whipped because we don’t have a mixer…our arms were sore, dude
About a cup or so of peanut butter
Chopped peanut butter cups
More cookie crumbs
This was a super easy dessert to make, and even I, the person who never EVER eats desserts, loved it. It was light but decadent. Basically, once the Nutriwhip was whipped, I mixed in the peanut butter (which I had softened in the microwave) and a bit more of the crumbs, then topped it with the chopped chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream, and MORE crumbs. Stuck it in the fridge for a few hours and we were golden.
Sunday night we had our Game of Thrones do. I didn’t end up taking many pictures because I was kind of having a bad day, but the menu was this:
Roast beef – smothered in HP sauce, seasoned with S&P, Keg steak spice, bit of onion powder. Slow roasted in the oven at 275 for 4 hours, then I raised the heat to 375 for the last hour. The meat cooked atop a bed of chopped and sauteed carrots and spanish onions which added so much flavour. I added about 2 cups of water, as well as a box of beef stock.
Roast potatoes – Bryan washed and then I chopped up 7 or 8 massive potatoes, leaving the skin on. I put them in a large pot to boil until I was just able to stick a fork in them with ease. I then strained the water out, then dumped the potatoes into a glass roasting dish. I lightly coated them in oil, salt and pepper, before drizzling about 1/4 cup of margarine over top. Stuck these in the oven at 475 to get crispy. This is my favourite way to cook potatoes – they always end up brown and crispy on the outside, but perfectly fluffy and soft on the inside.
Corn – our friends supplied this
Yorkshires – again, our friends supplied these yummy yummers. We just tossed them in the oven a few minutes before dinner began.
I did manage to snag a photo of the roast just before i took it out of the oven. Look at that crust, guys. (Also, note to self: Clean oven)
The meal was delish. I had leftovers for breakfast, haha. So yummy. Also, if you’re even coming to my house for roast beef, you better believe I’m going to have the biggest vat of gravy you’ve seen. I’m crazy for gravy, and my roast gravy is especially delicious. I strain the liquid that the roast cooked in, add some cold water, then while the stove is on high, I whisk in a ton of beef gravy bisto. The flavour is so rich, and the gravy gets just thick enough. I would eat it straight from the pot with a spoon, but I’m not allowed to do that anymore because once I start, I can’t stop and then things get out of control and next thing you know, I’m a feral creature crouched on the counter top, gravy and roast beef drippings coating my skin, while fiercely licking my fingers and wielding a ladle. It’s not a pretty sight.
So all in all…it was a good weekend. I got to spend a TON of quality time with my husband, just us alone with no sister and no kid. It was wonderful. It really refreshed us and I feel really good going into this new week. And at the end of this week? Salvation Army moves come out! CAN’T WAIT CAN’T WAIT. It’s always a date I look forward to, as there are always folks I know on the list.
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