Tag Archives: Beef

Flatiron steak; panzanella with tomatoes – 6 October 2018

I looked at my list of “what do cook before we lose tomato season” and was reminded of panzanella, so we decided to have that. It’s an excellent accompaniment for meats, so I suggested we defrost the second flatiron steak … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 24 September 2018

We don’t have anything in the fridge demanding we cook it Now, and I didn’t feel like making pizza dough and either punting from available ingredients or going to the Bowl to get fig piza stuff (maybe tomorrow) so D … Continue reading

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Dinner at Asmara – 8 August 2018

My very old (as in long time), recently reunited friend C was in town with her husband J-P, and they arranged for us to have dinner at the Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant Asmara, in Oakland, with them, and also our local friends … Continue reading

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Flatiron steak; refried potato patties; filet beans – 25 November 2017

Another day at the Grand Lake Market for D&R, and so another Prather Ranch opportunity. I asked D to pick up a thin flatiron steak before they ran out, since I was not going to be there till lunchtime, and … Continue reading

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Boudin Blanc and wild mushroom pasta; yellow “wax” beans; lunch at the Beaujolais release party – 18 November 2017

Christopher Lee has fixed whatever machine was broken and is making Boudin Blanc again. When he announced he would have a sausage pop-up, I ordered a pack, as well as his Rapini & Pecorino sausages. I decided to make my … Continue reading

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Make-Your-Own tacos at a very fun wedding – 11 November 2017

Well, this is why we flew out here. Not the tacos, but the wedding 🙂 It was fun and a bit unorthodox, in keeping with the spirited nature of the couple. Dinner was tacos that you made yourself from a … Continue reading

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Flatiron steak from Prather Ranch; kale from the garden; boiled and refried Yukon Gold potatoes – 9 September 2017

D&R were at the market again, which was another opportunity to get Prather Ranch beef. D picked up a flatiron steak before they ran out, and cooked that tonight. He sliced garlic and put it on the steak and left … Continue reading

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Trying out E’s jarred family pasta sauce – 7 August 2017

  E tried out making a large batch of her family’s favorite spaghetti sauce – I think it contains both ground beef and ground pork, along with some sweet-flavored spices – and gave us a quart jar of it. I … Continue reading

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Hamburger; broccoli – 16 June 2017

D thought we should have hamburgers again, and have the yummy summer tomato jam that E made in September on them. We added some of the monster tomato, sliced, salted and peppered, and some romaine. Mayo for me, Mayo and … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Hamburger on a Kaiser roll; celery – 2 March 2017

D & R flying home, and I had not eaten my poppy seed Kaiser roll that we bought from Acme before D left (when they had only 4 round buns and we needed 6 rolls). I defrosted a ~1/2 lb … Continue reading

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Skoodgeled hamburger with onions; mashed potatoes; broccoli – 2 December 2016

D had used about 1/2 pack (1/4 lb) of a frozen hamburger aliquot while I was gone, so the rest needed using. D suggested mashing some potatoes, so I did that (Yukon Golds, all we normally have, though I think … Continue reading

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Dinner from Anchalee – 16 June 2015

Bird day. OMG. Two hummies left the nest and crazy ensued. Nuff said. We watched and worried till too late to make the dinner we had planned, so D kept the feral cats away from baby birds while I went … Continue reading

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Cassarecce with leftover beef, onions, and parsley/anchovy pesto – 12 December 2014

D sorted out what to do with the leftover beef tri-tip roast that he grilled the other night. It was just salted and peppered and grilled. He found his bit had a significant layer of gristle down the center (horizontally) … Continue reading

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“Pacific Island Skirt Steak”; grilled zucchini; potatoes with parsley and butter – 22 November 2014

I suggested we remove a partial skirt steak from the freezer that I had seen on a previous foray into the lower bin, and use it for dinner tonight. Turned out to be only from this August, probably when our … Continue reading

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Skirt steak sandwiches with cilantro sauce; beet greens; cold veggies – 19 August 2014

Easy dinner tonight. A couple nights ago we had half an Acme Sweet Rustic baguette left over, so I cut it in two and froze the pieces, anticipating making sandwiches with them. We had a bit of the grilled skirt … Continue reading

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Skirt steak with mushrooms; Brussels sprouts with bacon – 7 January 2014

We’re in “using stuff up” mode, but trying to do it in good fashion. Tonight it was the rest of the mushrooms that we had around, before we acquired R’s extras that we had last night. I decided to saute … Continue reading

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Beef, red pepper, and onion kebabs; couscous with currants; Romano beans – 5 October 2013

We met a winemaker at Costco who was talking about his wine, encouraging people to try it. Though we don’t often have meals that go with California cabernets, we decided to try a bottle of this wine – Silver Stag … Continue reading

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Grilled beef kebabs; parsley sauce; tomatoes; marble potatoes; salad with olives and avocado – 14 September 2013

I offered to cook, since D was helping R with a project all day. I found some great powerhouse wines in the basement the other day, and decided to cook for one of them (since D is not likely to!). … Continue reading

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Boeuf Bourguinon; Romano beans – 7 September 2013

When last night’s intended bottle of Savigny-les-Beaune turned out to be corked,I suggested we use it in a beef stew, and then settled on EB’s recipe for Boeuf Bourguinon. The recipe I copied says it’s originally from The Flavor of … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja; black beans and rice; collards with bacon – 24 August 2013

R found four Riojas at Grocery Outlet, and we decided to taste them all with a meal of ropa vieja. I looked around the web for recipes, and found one on About.com that was apparently well received, and had an … Continue reading

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Hamburgers for the 4th of July; potato salad; broccolini – 4 July 2013

Well, this is an unusual dinner for us, but it shouldn’t be. I made hamburgers, potato salad, and broccolini for the three of us – R came over – and it was a  perfectly delicious dinner. I defrosted an 8 … Continue reading

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Marinated beef kebabs with red pepper and onion; couscous with raisins; baby bok choi – 1 June 2013

I decided on this dish to have with a wine gift I had received. This is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (the red one), and is officially called Lemon-Herb Beef Kabobs with Couscous Salad. For 1 1/2 lb sirloin … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; broccoli – 27 May 2013

Last time we had Round Buns from Acme Bakery, D said he wanted to have hamburgers on them. Today being an all-American holiday, it seemed to be the day for hamburgers and potato salad. I defrosted two of the round … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover skirt steak, arugula, and lemon; roasted asparagus – 18 March 2013

D cooked a very interesting and delicious pasta tonight, and added roasted asparagus for a wonderful veggie. He threw cut up leftover skirt steak into olive oil to heat up, then put very thin slices of lemon on top of … Continue reading

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