Friday, March 4, 2011

Dinner/Mischief Maker

   I was in the mood to cook tonight—despite being tired from a looong week at work and having a foster puppy underfoot—and I'm so glad I did. I stopped at the store on my way home and just picked up whatever looked good. Not only was it delicious, but I'll have leftovers for a few days too. Here's what I made:
 Roasted balsamic brussels sprouts with garlic, pancetta & cranberries (If you think you don't like brussels sprouts, you haven't had mine!)
• Sauteed balsamic-glazed portobellos and onion
• Broiled ribeye marinated in my secret homemade sauce
• Roasted sweet potato fries
• And a side of Mischief Maker Cab
(I'm the eldest sister, but that drawing looks more like me than Kelley, doesn't it?)
   The ribeye was a little fatty, so when I broiled it, it: a) set off the smoke detector just outside the kitchen (nice job on that positioning, former homeowners!) and: b) the grease flew up and hit the coils on the roof of the oven, making quick pops and flashes. Poor Aki was so afraid I wasn't sure I'd ever peel her out of the corner. But no harm done: dinner was magnificent and the house is still standing!