We woke up to the first snow of the season Saturday morning. It basically snowed all day. We have a much needed 2-3 inch accumulation of the white stuff. Sunday the frost added a gorgeous dimension to the scenery.
Saturday morning I also woke up to feathers. Yes, feathers everywhere! My pillow came apart at the seams; it was a mess. Please tell me I am not the only one to have this lovely experience. Pretty please.
J was a great help to me in the house on Saturday! It was kind of a fair trade; I helped with chores, J cleaned the bathroom, I made him chocolate chip cookies. All parties are happy! J did put his foot down and tell me he will not press pants and that I need to stop procrastinating about it.
Now on to Hunk of Meat Monday!
My Mom works for an Agriculture Publication. As part of her job she gets to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Convention. She likes to send me something neat she found at the convention trade show. This is awesome since my birthday is shortly after the convention.
A few years ago Mom gave me The Healthy Beef Cookbook. I have to be honest, I have not used many recipes from this book. The biggest reason; I don’t think of it. I have several recipes marked and will try to make better use of this beautiful cookbook.
Last weekend I thawed out some steaks and whipped up Southern Spiced Steak Seasoning from The Healthy Beef Cookbook.
I halved the recipe since I was just feeding the Rancher and myself. Here is the seasoning I mixed up:
1/2 T Salt
1/2 T Brown Sugar
1/2 T Cumin – I love the smokiness cumin adds to dishes. I have to be careful as the Rancher does not like it as much as I do. Next time I use this seasoning he requested less cumin and I knew that was coming.
1/4 t Chili Powder
1/4 t Paprika
1/4 t Black Pepper
1/8 t Garlic Powder
1/8 t Onion Powder
1/16 t or a smidge of Allspice
Mix all ingredients together.
Season steaks 15 minutes before cooking.
Cook steaks – The Rancher ended up grilling for me! We love our beef grilled and grill year round.
Did I mention that Mom got to meet Chef Richard Chamberlain, cookbook co-author. Yup, she sat next to him at one of the convention meetings. She didn’t know who he was at the time, but figured it out after he got up to speak. Mom might have made a commented that he is handsome and nice.