When the days are hectic you need a little simplicity in your life. During the holiday season we have the added pressure of trimming the tree and decorating our homes. We are baking cookies and cakes, and planning menus for holiday parties and dinners. We are scrambling to buy and wrap last minute gifts for those we forgot about. At the end of the day you want something simple for dinner. Simple, simple, simple but with great taste.
What is easier than a steak, potato and salad.
We don’t eat a lot of steak and when we do we just want a little but we want it to have great taste. Tonight’s dinner is a skirt steak that is well known for its use in fajitas. Marinated for several hours to ensure good flavor, quickly grilled to medium rare, sliced thin, and then drizzled with chimichurri sauce. Juicy and delicious.
To go along with the dinner was a twice baked potato. Baked earlier in the day and left to cool. At dinner time I scooped out the center and mixed the potato with butter, sour cream, horseradish cheddar cheese and green onions. It was put into a 350 degree oven and baked until warmed through and the top was nicely browned.
A simple salad of cherry tomatoes and mixed greens with a simple vinaigrette completed the meal. In less than 30 minutes, we had a great tasting dinner. A four ounce portion of lean beef, half of a twice baked potato and a nice salad was a totally satisfying meal and healthy.
Now I have time to sit down, relax and read your blogs.