Dinner plans, therefore, had to be slightly altered.
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.
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.