So, even though I don’t advertise it on here all the time, I think it’s probably fairly common knowledge that this girl loves her red meat (provided it’s prepared well, of course). Had you asked me a couple of years ago I would’ve said I hated it, but during my “Meat Class” (really, it was a class about meat) in college my professor stood at the front and described the flavor in a great steak. Next time I tried it, I found out he was right! There are so many great flavors in a good cut of red meat – earthy, slightly sweet, buttery – and I fell in love. Now, it’s a bit heavy, so I try not to eat it very often, but when I do I make or get the good stuff!
Tonight is no exception, but let’s do lunch real fast!
Today was one of my coworker’s last day, so we ordered pizza to celebrate his time with our company! I believe this is from Abo’s, and it was FANTASTIC!!! I’m a sucker for a great crust and perfect sauce, and this place had them both!
The slices are as follows from left to right: supreme (pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, olive, green peppers), tomato basil, and Greek (artichokes, red onions, spinach, and feta). The slices were really small, so I had one more tomato basil and a ton of water. Very good!
Now, on to dinner. As I was saying, I really love steak – GOOD steak that you don’t have to season a lot because the flavor is so good. I normally just season mine with salt and pepper and brush it with olive oil, but tonight I decided to try Ellie Krieger’s Cowboy Steak and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes. OH.MY.GOSH. This steak was right up there with the simple seasoning, and the added coffee was perfection! My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it:
I had about 6 oz of this bad boy, and wanted so badly to go back for more! I’m thinking dinner for tomorrow night is already made now 🙂 The sweet potatoes were OK; they were better with a little salt sprinkled on top, but I really didn’t think they needed the honey sauce since they are so sweet anyway. Next time I’d be more likely to just bake a sweet potato and eat it alongside the steak plain. Still, not bad!
I also broke down and made my Easy + Not Healthy Mac ‘N’ Cheese. I’ve been craving it for a while, and I figured I might as well make it tonight. Good news is there’s no more Velveeta in the fridge, and I won’t be buying any more anytime soon; the bad news is I probably ate more than I should have. I DID stop when it didn’t taste good anymore, but the bad thing is it tastes good for a while 🙂 Oh well, no dessert for me tonight! Here’s the plate all put together:
So, just to make sure y’all understand, I was considering becoming a vegetarian, but thanks to this steak I don’t think I can. I mean, it’s just that good. I might still try all-veggie for Lent, but that’s because I really do love meat and chicken and fish so much that it truly would be a sacrifice to not eat it for 40 days. If it leads to something after that, then fine, and if not, it’s still fine!
Also, I tried 30-Day Shred tonight. HOLY COW. I didn’t believe that 20 minutes could be that intense, and all I did was the Level 1 workout! To be honest I could’ve stepped it up to Level 2, but I just wanted to see what to expect first. It was a great workout, and is definitely going to be a great addition to my workouts! In other news, I also found chia seeds at Whole Foods (thanks Ash! Couldn’t have done it without ya!) I’m thinking either a smoothie or oatmeal tomorrow morning to try it out…any suggestions?
As I consider the veggie-only thing for Lent, I’m wondering: for all you vegetarians out there, what made you choose to go all-veggie? Was it to be more humane to animals, because you don’t like meat, dietary reasons? If you’re a meat lover like me, what do you love about meat? Do you think you could ever go without it? I’d love to hear your honest answers!