Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Meat and Potatoes and Old Engine Oil

On my way to meet Jen last night I had an unfortunate incident with a pothole which ended up blowing out my tire and causing me to take a slow detour to a garage and getting it removed so I could put on my donut. There isn't a lot of space on the roads of Manhattan for changing a tire. Let me rephrase that: there's not a lot of space on the roads of Manhattan for changing a tire and not getting your legs run over.

Dinner plans, therefore, had to be slightly altered.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Ricotta Mashed Potatoes

I took a nice piece of skirt steak, pan seared it, and served it with some mashed potatoes. I figured this was about as basic as you could get. Since there was some ricotta in the fridge I added that to the potatoes. I'm not sure that was necessary but it did use up some leftover ricotta. Also, I made a salad of Boston lettuce, red onion, and tomato with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil

For a drink I had this unique beer called Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery in Scotland. I figured this was very fitting considering my car troubles. It was nice that it also happened to be a delicious chocolatey beer that was quite unique in taste and appearance. I'm glad that it tasted better than actual engine oil.

Unfortunately, at a mere 6.0% ABV, it was not nearly enough to make me forget the pain of having to take our new car to the garage already.

Perhaps a whiskey chaser is in order.


uberlours said...

There must be a rule against using delicious and chocolaty when describing a beer. ANY BERR!

Unknown said...

It didn't really taste like chocolate. I mean, there was no chocolate in it, it was just dark, roasted malt.