Thursday, 12 March 2009

Not that Bad

Well yesterday I had what would be considered a blog melt down - I had a good does of worm eating. That was until last night when I met a couple who, together with their 3 small children are facing eviction from their apartment on Friday.

Now whatever the reasons building up to them not paying their rent for 2 months, some of it just plain stupidity, it brought home to me exactly how self absorbed I can be. I went home last night and thanked God for every good thing which I have, including my housekeeper's menopause!

I still can not face cooking any big meals and salads are still on the menu. This simple steak and butternut salad with a balsamic reduction is both filling and light at the same time.

Warm Steak and Butternut Salad
Qualities vary according to servings

Steak cooked medium rare (or as you like it)
1 Butternut roasted with a little sugar and olive oil and then cooled.
A tossed salad with any ingredients which take your fancy -
My salad included the following :


Place the salad on the plate and top with warm sliced steak and cooled butternut cut into chunks.
Drizzle with the balsamic reduction.

The Balsamic Reduction
½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
45ml Sugar

Place both ingredients in a small saucepan and heat.
Boil gently until reduced by about ½.

I served this with a onion and garlic focaccia.

I had small piece of pizza dough left in the freezer, which I just defrosted, rolled out to about 1cm and then topped with onion slices, garlic and drizzled with olive oil and baked in a very hot oven for about 10-15 mins.
Drizzle with more olive oil before serving hot.


Nina Timm said...

I am reminded every day just how blessed we helps to let off some steam sometimes!! Fab salad!!!

Cynthia said...

I try to count my blessings daily.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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