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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Peasant Food, and Food For V.I.P.s..




Sometimes we want simple, sometimes we splurge.. We usually splurge after two or three nights of simple! Hump Day(Wed.!!), we just wanted a simple tuna fish salad sandwich, on that home made wheat bread- just right for the moment! Thursday found my wife joining a bunch of other women after work, who walk for exercise in the halls of a local grade school.. I made a baked mac-n-cheese (negating any good the walk did for her!).. it tasted simple, and good. Friday, we determined we hadn't had a good steak over a charcoal grill in a while, so that was what happened.. I had played Keno that day, and had won about 60 bucks, so I decided Prime Beef Rib-eyes were the treat! $17 a pound, and thick to boot, $35.00 is a lot of dough in these parts for two steaks! I cooked both, one was medium rare, the other rare. We split the medium rare, along with a roasted(baked) potato and fresh bread- for a great Friday night supper! The rare steak will become the world's greatest Fajitas tonight! The butcher cracked me up.. I asked if he had some deli Gouda, or Edam cheese- and he had never heard of them! He then tells me he's of Dutch descent... Thank God he knows quality meat!

35 comments:

Akelamalu said...

LOL a Dutchman that doesn't know Gouda or Edam? He was kidding right?

buffalodick said...

I couldn't believe it! Premier meat market, Dutch descended, and no Mettwurst either!

otin said...

It is amazing how much beef costs!!

buffalodick said...

otin- This place has it's own connection to a Prime beef herd, and are still overpriced! But God, it is the best in this town- outside of a restaurant can offer!

jules said...

What is it about baked mac and cheese that makes it so extra special? Now I'm craving it.

Nat said...

WHAT ? i am a south asian of distant far out dutch decent and I know gouda and edam... !...I love the tuna pasta...although was raised to always eat my meat well done ( my husband can't tolerate how i OVER do it and so always fixes his own steak...always).

buffalodick said...

Jules- Mac-n-Cheese is like Home base!
Nat- People can forget their own heritage in less than one generation, if the generation before them doesn't teach them.. sad... I never saw pink in beef until I was 14 years old! The Dutch around here cooked it until gray or dry- usually both!

UBERMOUTH said...

You have a designated 'hump' day?
What if one of you were ill? Would it have to be resceduled or just passed over for the next week?

Marjie said...

My dearly beloved won't touch M&C, but he does love a good steak. However, at $17 per pound times 5 to 6 pounds for the whole family, I could go broke feeding us. So, we stick with the cheaper cuts *sigh*

Chris said...

Prime ribeye? Thank you god for giving us cows, especially the prime ones! :)

I bet those fajitas are tasting pretty damn good right now.

Nice score with the Keno win.

TavoLini said...

It is definitely nice to treat yourselves every now and then :)

(and I bet two steaks of that quality at a restaurant would be a bit more than $35!)

urban vegan said...

Peasant food is the best food.

buffalodick said...

Uber- It's been called Hump Day (middle of the week!) over here forever- or at least 30 years!
Marjie- I looked at the guy like he was insane- but the steaks were top quality!
Chris wife still sick- Toasted ham and brick cheese tonight! Fajitas Sunday!
Tavolini- I keep telling myself that, over and over...
UrbanV- My mantra.. I like simple things done well..

Pam said...

I wish someone had mac n cheese waiting for me when I came home from exercising. Oh, wait a minute, maybe I don't.

Ace said...

Wonderful and frugal. I love how you reuse the leftovers for a new meal. We already packed away our grill for the winter.

Brian Miller said...

mmm...steak...we just had fajitas last night...polished them off for lunch today...hope you are having a great weekend!

Donna-FFW said...

Pricey for the meat, but getting 2 meals out of it makes it not so bad, and quality meals at that! Hope you educated your butcher.

buffalodick said...

Pam- We ate it weekly while saving for our first house. Probably saved $12.00 total! We laugh about that!
Ace- Had to pick-up some supplies for the fajitas- Sunday dinner!
Brian- We are trying, but can't seem to shake the bug we both have!
Donna- Most I've paid for steaks in a long time! They were excellent quality though..

Shelly Rayedeane said...

Yes. Thank God for quality meat. Lol.

G-Man said...

Holy Shit!
Is your last name Rockefeller?
Fajitas eh?
Today I am attempting Home-Made Tamales..Wish me luck!

Char said...

Damn, you keep mentioning that homemade bread! You do that, too?
Do you hire out?

xoxo

buffalodick said...

Shelly I could get twice as much rib-eye steak at Sam's Club..
G-man- Had a good week playing Keno!
Tamales are a lot of work- make lots of them and freeze some!
Char- There isn't much I don't cook..

snowelf said...

I can just imagine the smile on your face at the butcher's... And I have yet to actually have homemade macaroni and cheese. Those steaks sound delicious!!

I always think about the cost of food like this--it's still cheaper than going to a steakhouse and cooked just the way you like it. :)

--snow

buffalodick said...

Snowniece- I was in a hurry, and I knew steaks would be good, but pricey!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I wasn't hungry until I read this, and the mention of three of some of my favorite things, Steak, Potato, Mac and cheese.yum

buffalodick said...

Highlander- Just made the fajitas from left over steak- killer!

blueviolet said...

So you appreciate the old fashioned charcoal grill also! We tried the gas grills a long time ago when they were first coming out, but the flavor was missing. Now we just always use charcoal!

buffalodick said...

BlueV- Charcoal and wood always my first choice!!

Just telling it like it is said...

There you do with that homemade bread that I could totally make out with...

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- I like white homemade better than this whole grain stuff!

A Year on the Grill said...

I am very lucky here with a very reasonable meat costs. Just got back from Arizona, and they are nuts with the costs of good beef out there,

And winning at Keno!!! I never have (always play at breakfast, but never got a dime

Chef E said...

Explain Keno Buff- I see it in casinos but have no clue...

I am with Chris- I see a cow I see diagrams of cuts...now and then I see their face, but even then I think of how good a brisket would taste right then...I have yet to cook prime rib at home...maybe when my son comes home in January...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love that you stick with a charcoal grill - there's no comparison, really, especially when you can add wood chips for more depth of flavor. :) I also love that you treated yourselves with quality steaks from your Keno winnings! :)

Hope you're all feeling better soon!

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Club Keno- 1-80 numbers, you can pick up to 10, or as few as 1 and bet accordingly.. 3 numbers at a two dollar bet will yield 54 bucks if you match all 3.. 2 out of three at 2 bucks would win you 4 bucks..more to it, but that is the rough format!
I have smoked a prime rib, but prefer to roast in an oven...
Stacy- That is probably my 6th Meco grill in 30 years! Cheaper, uses less charcoal, and has more grill area than the better known Weber grill- I use in all year long!

JihadGene said...

Rib eyes rock!!!