Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fabulous Steak Salad

So, for those of you that don't get to see me everyday. You don't know that I've gained a few pounds since I started writing this blog. Five to be exact. Ick. Plus the whole "Foodie/Fatty" comment from her classmates parent was enough to get me motivated to change my chomping ways.

I used to get up early in the morning to exercise. I still get up early, except I check to make sure I don't have major typo's in my blog, or I write. It's so nice and quiet in the morning. Just me, my coffee, the computer and the dogs whining to go out.

So I'm going to have to stop the early morning writing. I must start exercising again. And eating better. We've been eating like big, fat, kings for six months.

It all starts tonight. Sort of. Baby steps. Baby steps.

I decided we should have a fabulous salad for dinner. So here's what we had. Everything was great until I added steak to the salad. Oops. And blue cheese bread. Double oops.

Mulkey Steak Salad

  • Spring Mix and Romaine
  • Roasted baby carrots
  • Walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • Thinly sliced green onion
  • Thinly sliced filet mignon (big smile here), grilled to a niece medium rare
  • Roasted Herb Garlic Vinaigrette (leftover from the Bobby Flay potato salad recipe)
  • Blue cheese garlic bread (bigger smile) made with Tandoori Nan bread
Ok. So not exactly low fat or healthy anymore. But holy cow was it delicious.

I have a favorite blue cheese at Safeway. It's called Point Reyes Blue cheese. You can find it in their gourmet cheese area. It's local to Marin County, CA - and so delicious. If you're going to use blue cheese make sure it's good blue cheese not that hard stuff in the container. The Point Reyes cheese is creamy and delicious. I can spread it on the bread. (It has the consistency of cream cheese.)

We gobbled it all up. Not a drop left in the big salad bowl.

So there's always tomorrow. sigh..... I just love food. And wine.

1 comment:

  1. I missed the "foodie/fatty" comment. Please. I actually think you eat better when you are a foodie, because you are aware of what is food and what isn't (although, I have to admit, reading everybody's blog is making me much hungrier these days...). I find when I'm writing, the first thing that slides is exercise... so, jump back on your exercise routine, so I feel guilty enough to jump back into mine ;)!


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