Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boring Salads, Sci-Fi, and Flatiron Steaks!

Tonight was a night for beef. Not pork. Beef. But before we get around the the beef and the specific cut thereof, we must discuss another boring salad.

The remainder of the Campari tomatoes accompanied some mixed greens, goat cheese, and pecans. I'm wondering if I should even bother mentioning the salads anymore. Maybe instead I could use the beginning portion of each blog entry to run an entry from my new Sci-Fi Serial: Space Phalanx: The Human-Zzintar Wars.

It was the year 3519. Mankind's reach into the stars had grown to encompass the Milky Way and several adjoining galaxies. Baron Tzar-liki, the Kin-Taru warlord, had sent a massive amount of insectazoid combatants to meet the humans in fierce interstellar battle.

Space conflict, initiated by the evil Mentarillian insectazoids, ran rampant throughout the entire known universe. Many starships set off from the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies to fight against the evil insectazoids. Fewer than many returned back from battle (because they had been killed by the insectazoids).

It was said that a human would be born that could finally give the insectazoids a proper thumpin'. That man was named Kintaur Rosenbaum, and this is his story . . .

Stay tuned for more of Space Phalanx: The Human-Zzintar Wars, coming soon!

For dinner I made some flatiron steaks. Why flatiron steaks? Two reasons: 1.) they were cheap. 2.) That's the building where the Daily Bugle is. That's where Peter Parker works, dog!

I was initially tempted to shape the steaks like the Flatiron building and cook them that way. After further consideration I thought that maybe that might be a little tacky. Maybe!

I boiled up some of the farm potato and turnips with some carrot, steamed some broccoli, carmelized some shallots and garlic in a pan, and barely seared the steaks on both sides.

Overall the steaks were delicious and surprisingly tender for the low price. It's all about value in this new economy!

For dessert we had some caramel macadamia popcorn I received from Jen's mother for Christmas. The first three ingredients in the popcorn: brown sugar, corn syrup, and sugar. That's right. Popcorn is the fourth ingredient by weight in this popcorn. That's how you know it's going to be good.

1 comment:

caolan said...

Please continue to tell us about salad AND about the space phalanx!!