Today’s Recipe and Location: Rib-Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl Pages: 166-167 Copyright: 2009 Harper Collins
I figured out that there are 542 calories per serving, if 3 thin rib-eye servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)
|The onions frying up in butter|
|The steak smothered in the whiskey cream sauce|
|Mm Mm good!|
I love any type of steak, but rib-eye is so darn good. The whiskey cream sauce makes it so decadent. The sauce is thinner than I expected, but it sure is packed full of flavor. The onions add a lot. I had it for lunch one day at school, and truly enjoyed every bite. Ree makes a mean meat dish every time. She seems to have an innate ability to make the best sauces to make the meal come alive. Thanks Ree!
Gabbin’ About Gratitude
Animals are a huge part of my life. I live with two, and donate money each month to the Humane Society of the United States. I want to help the animals that are being abused or mistreated. I cannot imagine a life without a pet. They are there to greet me every day and share their love. Animals are the best!
After having such a positive student teaching experience, I now needed to find a job. I applied in Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles. My first interview was on a Wednesday at Wasco School in St. Charles, with Bob Graham. The interview went well and I was told that if the numbers came in on Tuesday, I would have a position.
Two days after the St. Charles meeting, I had an interview in Aurora at Freeman Elementary. The position was for a halftime sixth grade teacher. The interview was great, and then the principal shocked me and told me I was great for the job, but he wanted me to pass on it. I was baffled. He told me that he knew of a full-time fourth grade position at Greenman Elementary that I was perfect for, so he wanted me to go down NOW for an interview with Doug Zolper, the principal. I was overwhelmed, but a little excited.
Doug was a joy and I left with a really good feeling. Apparently the meeting went well, because I was barely home when I got a call from the Aurora Administration Office and Doug offering me the position. I asked for an hour to think about it, and said I would call them back. I instantly called Charlie and asked him what to do. St. Charles was my first choice, but Aurora wanted an answer that day. Charlie gave me the best possible advice – GO FOR THE SURE THING. I accepted the Aurora job and it was a blessing.
After having grown up in middle class, white St. Charles, Aurora was an eye-opener. I learned so much at Greenman about accepting and appreciating differences in race and culture. I loved my time there and it definitely made me a better, more well-rounded person. The children from Aurora were wonderful and many are still a part of my life today.