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Christmas eve dinner, one side at a time….

So I’m still working on my list for our big Christmas eve dinner list, but think I’m getting closer.  Last night I made some steak and green beans for the kids. By the way, if anyone says eating this way is just too hard, or too expensive, show them this post. I bought a pack of 2 Publix Greenwise (no hormones & raised w/o antibiotics) Sirloin steaks for $6.60!  Beat that cheap (and nasty) fast food!!  And it was a really nice cut of meat! And, no, it wasn’t grass fed, which is always a nice goal, but not always possible.  We do eat the grass-fed meat a large majority of the time, but you have do to what works, and for me, yesterday, Publix was what worked.

Anyway, I threw the steaks in my new cast iron skillet (which I am absolutely loving btw), added some grass fed Kerrygold butter (since the meat was very lean), some celtic salt, and pepper and that was it. I have to admit, I think this was the first time I’ve EVER cooked a steak (I always left it to my husband and the big green egg), and it was so easy! With the skillet, you turn it on high, then put the meat in, let cook 2 minutes each side, then cook on low until desired temperature. And look how much steak we had for under $7!  Actually, now that I see the picture below, it doesn’t look like that much, but it was plenty!


Anyway, back to Christmas eve dinner, I also made some green beans in about 5 minutes and they were delicious! I added 1 tbsp of Kerrygold butter, about 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper and the green beans. Let them cook for about 10 minutes. Then added in slivered almonds (pinenuts would work well too) and some (no sugar added) Eden cranberries, cooked about 3 more minutes and that was it!

By the way, I wanted to mention that I finally figured out how to send you email updates when I add a new post. I’m so excited, and proud of myself, because it was a technical project, and as my husband knows, I am not technical, and even worse,  I’m terrible at following directions.   Anyway, you can now get email updates by subscribing at the top of my menu bar (“get email updates”), or at the very bottom my my blog (“enter in email”).  Either way, once you enter in your email, you will receive an email confirmation that you’ll have to click on once to get set up, but then that’s it.  I hope you find this useful!

  • Scott Voigt - Happy birthday, Landria!

    Alice, Tater and I love you so much!

    Can’t wait to get home and start celebrating. Maybe you’ll let us cook for a change. How does pizza, doughnuts and ice cream sound? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • lanny asamoto - Happy Birthday Landria! I like Scott’s suggestions for your birhtday meal, except he needs to add chili dogs, onion rings and a frosted orange. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Godfrey - I have the ice cream truck coming straight to your driveway at 5. Happy Bday! 😉ReplyCancel

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