Beef, it’s what’s for breakfast!  I may have to have a vegetarian dinner tonight after all the beef I’ve had last night, but even though my steak was overcooked, I hate to waste food, so it morphed into my breakfast – The French Market in the train station has this bread vendor – I’ll have to check the package, but it is like a crunchy, almost nutty bread that is perfect for avocado toast.  They also had avocados on sale 2/$1 – score!  I have a food scale at work and two slices at the end of the loaf were 1.5 ounces, so 3 points for the bread, 3 points for the avocado, two points for the steak and strawberries for dessert – 8 smart point breakfast.

My sister and I went to Mariano’s to pick up a few things.  I’ve had a Certified Angus Beef dish on my menu that I hadn’t made yet and since I got my new pan, last night I wanted to try it out.  The dish for February that you can cook along with is sauteed beef medallions with pearl onions and red wine sauce.  

That beef does look good though!

I picked up lunch at Mariano’s – 1/2 turkey sandwich on Swiss on a pretzel bun and an ounce of their house made potato chips – so good!

I worked late and didn’t get home until after 7:30.  After changing clothes, checking mail, etc., I didn’t start cooking dinner until 8.  Not having time is probably the number one reason people pick up take out, but this dinner took me less than 12 minutes to pull together.  First rule of thumb, mis en place!  Get everything you need and measured and it will save you time in the long run.

While this was a “cook along” to follow Certified Angus Beef’s recipe, um, we all know how I feel about onions (except onion rings!) and pearl onions make me want to throw up in my mouth.  So I subbed in mushrooms.  I read the instructions for my new Le Creuset pan – I generously rubbed it with coconut oil (I didn’t have any canola oil) then washed in hot water and that “seasons” the pan.  As soon as  I added the mushrooms to the plan, I started my timer to see how long it would take to put this dinner together.


The sauce is amazeballs!

And because I am a professional, this is where I take most of my dinner pics in the winter.  And a shout out to Hannah who not only cleaned my room, but also steam cleaned my carpet – um, turns out there were a few dog accidents on my carpet šŸ˜›

Less than 12 minutes for this restaurant worthy recipe!  Try it soon and let me know what you think.  I won’t mind if you use pearl onions either.

We’ve made it to Thursday – whoop!  My brother and his family are coming to town so I have half a day tomorrow and Monday off – can’t wait to see them!  

Make it a great day.  And go eat some beef. šŸ˜€