Yesterday we came home from shopping around 1:30pm. I had only had a piece of bread with peanut butter on it for breakfast and I had to leave for a friend’s house at 3:00pm. I knew I was having dinner there, but I didn’t know what or when. I decided to make a hearty lunch salad to make sure that I wasn’t cranky or tempted with junk food.
As you might have experienced before, steaks comes in two sometimes. I had another 6oz steak which had been a companion to Friday night’s dinner. I figured I would make a nice steak salad using the steak and the plethora of salad greens we have. I also had half an onion left and figured that would go nicely also.
First, I trimmed off the fat on the steak and sliced it into strips. I sprinkled some Montreal Steak seasoning on top.
I cut the onion up into strips and put it in the frying pan with extra virgin olive oil twice around the frying pan.
(Just a side note here – I went to Sicily several years ago. One of the places I visited was an olive tree farm. Extra virgin olive oil is the best to cook with when you do not want a strong olive-y flavor. Also, the darker the green the better. Extra virgin olive oil is the first press of the olives and none of the pit is squeezed into the oil.)
Next I put the steak strips in the frying pan. I seared the steak on each side until a nice “crust” was formed.
While I was cooking the steak, I mixed together leaf lettuce, spinach, and mixed greens which included mizuna and arugula.
I laid the cooked steak on top of the greens mixture and put ranch dressing on top. (Ranch was fine, but I would like to try this again with Italian dressing.)
We both enjoyed the salad and it did satiate any hunger I had until my meal later in the day.
**Sometimes kitchen items have other uses. Saturday, somehow, a snake got into the house. (For those of you who don’t know – I am deathly afraid of snakes.) The cats had cornered the snake under one of the bookshelves. Mom and I pulled out the bookshelf and it’s gross head popped out and started snapping at my cat Chloe. I wanted that snake out of the house and dead. (Angels on an antique May altar were broken while we were in pursuit of a snake. The snake had a lot of nerve hiding under the bookshelf with the statue of Mary on it. I decided to crush it’s head for her.)
So, in my determination I grabbed my blue Ikea oven mitt and grabbed the wretched creature. It promptly started biting itself. I got the snake outside and Mom chopped of it’s head. The oven mitt is now sitting in the doorway to the cellar – waiting to be disinfected. You never know when you kitchen items may come in handy!
The versatile IKEA oven mitt!