Birthday Dinner

My birthday was this week which  means an extra special dinner. We currently have a lot of meat our basement freezer so it seemed practical to have steak.

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Yeah… I’m not the best photographer.

The entire meal consisted of  rib-eye steak, a side of roasted brussel sprouts and a blue cheese salad with bacon, tomatoes, and homemade dressing. The picture doesn’t do it justice. This meal was delicious.

I love to cook but I am not a recipe creator. I either follow a recipe, have enough experience cooking a particular dish that I don’t need a recipe, or I experiment. I can guarantee that I will very rarely post about a recipe I created. I will however, link to all my favorite recipes so others can enjoy their delicious goodness.

 

How-To-Grill-The-Perfect-Ribeye-Steak-1That being said I am not going to go into detail about how we cooked the steak. You can either cook a steak in the oven or on a grill. We have done both and love both options. For this particular meal we grilled our steaks. Follow the link below to visit Whishes N Dishes for a great post on how to grill a rib-eye steak.

 

 

 

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One of my absolute favorite vegetable dishes is roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. It goes great with steak, chicken, or even fish. This side dish is a combination of chopped brussel sprouts and cubed sweet potatoes seasoned with fresh minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. After roasting the veggies in the oven you finish it off by tossing it with some red wine vinegar.  Check out The Food Charlatan to get the full recipe.

 

 

 

Blue-Cheese-dressing-with-Greek-yogurtBlue cheese salad and steak just belong together, right? I definitely think so. For my blue cheese salad I use either a spring mix or romaine lettuce, chopped bacon, sliced cherry tomatoes and homemade Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing. This dressing is super simple and absolutely delicious. I will admit I have been seen licking the spoon and scraping the sides of the food processor with my fingers to get every last bit out. This recipe calls for white balsamic vinegar which I never have on  hand. I just substitute white wine vinegar. Find the blue cheese dressing recipe at Well Floured

* The More garlic you add to the blue cheese dressing the spicier it will taste. I always tend to use more garlic (because, yum) but this last time I used smaller garlic cloves and the dressing was not spicy but was perfectly balanced with garlic, blue cheese, and lemon. Even my 1, 3, and 5 year old loved it!

 

 

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