So we all know it is the little things in life that make life worth living. I bought a new apron today. I am fairly certain it improved my overall satisfaction with life and my ability to keep on keeping on. Stopped at a farmers market for local Swiss chard, baby new potatoes, fresh corn and a giant Ribeye steak and that definitely helps improve my outlook on life as well.

Here is a quick weeknight recipe to help y’all push through to Saturday.

Buttered Ribeye
        with All the Garden Veg

1 bone in Ribeye steak
Salt and Pepper
Canola or cooking oil

4 small potatoes
1 small onion, peeled and diced
10 or so cherry tomatoes
1 ear of corn, broken into 4 pieces
2 cups cleaned swiss chard leaves
2 Tbsp butter, melted
Salt and pepper

To serve:
Sour cream
Pickled mustard seeds or grainy mustard
Fresh dill if you have it
More butter

Turn on the oven to 400*F.

Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Turn to high heat. Once they boil toss in the diced onion and the corn. Let cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain. Line a 9×12″ casserole dish with parchment paper.  Toss all the cooked veggies into it and add the tomatoes and chard. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with butter.

Throw the casserole into the oven. Place a heavy bottomed oven proof frying pan on high heat. Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper. Once the fry pan is good and properly hot add the steak. Leave it to sear for several minutes and find yourself a glass of wine. Flip it. Drink a few sips. Toss the pan into the oven. Set a timer for 6 minutes and relax. Once the steak is cooked to your preference remove it from the oven. The veggies are ready once they start looking a little charred around their edges.

Just before serving butter the steak. Liberally. Dab some mustard on it. Throw some dill in with your veggies. Serve everything with sour cream.

I would say that’s supper in about 45 minutes total. Only minimal attention is required. I played My Little Ponies with the kiddo while preparing it. Suppose you could do the same if you are into it … or have a 6 year old girl.

Folks often ask me for weeknight meal suggestions. I tend to cook what is in my fridge. Go heavy on the vegetables and add a little protein. Meals are pretty easy to make if you have a fridge full of goodness to draw from. And herbs. Lots and lots of herbs.

Happy Wednesday.




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