Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bistro sets and Safari vs. Firefox (with some London broil on the side)

One of the things we loved about our house when we bought it was that we have a small covered porch in the front. It's just large enough for two chairs and a table and now that it's warm out we've been keeping our eyes peeled for a bistro set. We searched high and low for one this weekend and after a lot of disappointment we finally found the perfect one (and it was on sale!) We even planned a slightly French-inspired meal to christen it, but then the storm clouds moved in.

In preparation for Memorial Day, our supermarket had double packs of London broil on sale. We decided to grill the steaks (saving one for various dinners over the next couple of days) and serve it with smashed potatoes and a simple arugula salad.

SP marinated the two gigantic steaks in a mixture of cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil before grilling it. The outside got a nice crusty sear to it while the inside stayed moist and juicy rare.

For the arugula salad I shaved some slices of Pecorino over the top and tossed it with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

It's been awhile since we've had smashed red bliss potatoes with the skins on. I smashed them with sour cream, butter, milk, salt, pepper and scallions. They were rich and creamy.

I started this blog after we got our new computer, which happens to be a Mac, so for the last 9 months I had no idea that Blogger had all these cool functions like being able to change the font type or color, add a link without typing in the HTML coding, etc. Apparently Safari (which was the web browser loaded onto the Mac when we got it) isn't really in use anymore and doesn't play well with PC programs, especially Google. Firefox is much more compatible, so after I discovered this fun fact this weekend, I loaded Firefox onto the computer and it's like a whole new world. At some point I'll actually start futzing around with all the cool functions, but for now I just changed the template.
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  1. I love the new template! Firefox is AWESOME - there are heaps of add-ons too, like I can see what the weather is like where I live because it's displayed in the browser, and you can used tabbed browsing (better than Internet Explorer!). I wouldn't survive without my tabbed browsing!

    Those potatoes look delicious. I've never used red bliss potatoes but I think I might give it a go after that picture! I love mashed potatoes (or "smashed potatoes") and now I'm craving them!

    I look forward to seeing the results of your futzing around! :P It's always fun when you've got some spare time, to play around with templates and layouts and extras!

  2. Your dish is beautifully plated. It looks super yummy too.

  3. The marinade sounds delish. The potatoes looks delish. All around it looks like a yummylicious meal!

  4. Katie - I definitely plan to futz around, but I need some free time first. :)

    Leica and C Laz - thanks! It was very delicious. My hubby is getting quite good at grilling.


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