Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Week 37 Wednesday (9/24/14)

Recipe Review       
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Roasted Beef Tenderloin
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl         Pages: 196 - 198       Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 375 calories per serving, if 4 ounce servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Yes, you read it right. $97.43. OMG

         I went to Blue Goose and purchased the beef tenderloin. My naivety was quite evident when I got home and looked at the receipt. The 3.61 lb. tenderloin cost me $97.43 plus tax. OMG!  I had no clue that it would be that expensive! Ree said that it was really pricey, but it as way more than I expected.

         Saying all of that – this is the best tasting meat I have ever had. The rub she added was outstanding and the meat just melts in your mouth. I gave three servings to my Mom and Ron. My freezer is totally filling up and I am going to need a week off of cooking to catch up on eating all of this great food.

Here is the beginning of the rub - salt, pepper, and sugar
Adding in the olive oil

I cut it into two sections thinking I
was using a smaller pan - unnecessary

Ree said to use a sharp knife and cut off the 
tough fat on the top, but also leave some for flavor. 
I do as I am told (when it comes to Ree)

I had to put in this picture to show off my Grandmother's
meat thermometer - dumb idea - it doesn't even work
Bed, Bath, and Beyond - here I come

The picture is blurry, but look at that scrumptious rub!

What is up with my blurry pictures?
I left the meat rare because I will have to reheat it later.

Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I am so grateful to live in a country where I feel safe. The world is such a scary place, and I am happy that I get up every morning and never think about my safety. God Bless, American and the Americans that keep us safe.

Memory Musings

         I dropped over at my Mom’s on Sunday and we reminisced about Aunt Mitzie. My memories of her are sketchy, at best. I remember her as a happy, woman. She always wore a dress with sensible shoes. She wore glasses and she scrunched up her nose when she laughed. My main memories of her are from when she was older. She was always laughing and I enjoyed talking with her.
         Mom shared how she had taken care of me when I was a baby and she and Dad were at work. My memory is good, but not THAT good. I am sure my cousin Linda has wonderful memories - we need to talk.
         I am glad that I have positive memories of my time with her. 

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