Thursday, September 07, 2006

I scored a beautiful piece of meat yesterday. While shopping through Hannaford in Belfast, a huge steak, something that I don't normally purchase, stared me down in the meat aisle. I don't buy steak because I'm not really sure about cuts, etc. plus the expense is too much for me to think about. However, a gorgeous angus sirloin that musta weighed 3 lbs had a $4.00 off coupon on it, bringing the price down to $10.00. I couldn't pass it up after figuring that it would last us at least 2 meals for the both of us and maybe more. I ground fresh pepper over the whole thing and broiled it for about 12 minutes and it was perfect: a beautiful cut of meat. While coming home from the gym, Greg expressed dismay over steak sandwiches for lunch because we had to work to make the sammies and couldn't just have them made and ready immediately upon getting home.
I told him that I would make a suprise lunch for him if he would just disappear upstairs to his studio for a while.

So, here is what I did. I had the bright idea to make the Maine cheese steak sandwich which entailed slicing the sirloin, grinding it up in my tiny cuisinart that I got from my credit card company for trading in points (yes, sometimes those point things actually work!). I took the ground steak and sauteed it with garlic, olive oil, and oregano, added a bit of chicken stock to keep it moist and then added about a cup of shredded, white, cabot, curiously sharp, cheddar cheese. Placed a lump on mayoed toast and added slices of our organic tomatos grown with love and llama poop. Delicious, and there is still a hunk of steak left over.