On Monday night, we had a really fab steak dinner.
On a random Monday evening, for no reason at all. We had some Ney's steaks (our favorite beef) thawing, so I marinated them, and grilled by flashlight, hence the medium-well appearance (oh, Daylight Savings...). For the sides, we kept it simple with baked potatoes and roasted asparagus with blue cheese sauce. It. was. awesome. Sometimes it's nice to splurge for no reason, or to make up a silly reason. We would have waited until Tuesday night and celebrated the end of the endless political ads, but we had a busy night scheduled.
Here's the steak marinade recipe, ripped out from a Martha Stewart Magazine circa July, 2002, I believe. We used NY Strip Steaks, so we went all fancy with the meat this time.
For the asparagus, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees, then put the asparagus spears on a hot baking sheet, sprayed with some evoo and seasoned with a little salt & pepper, and roasted until they were tender, about 15-20 minutes, maybe? I shook the pan a few times to turn them, too. Here's the blue cheese sauce recipe, from one of my friends. We left out the chives just because I didn't have any on hand, and it was too dark to go out and see if there were any left in the garden!