Some Inspiration To Get Us All Over The Hump

Did you know that Barbara Stanwyck ate steak for breakfast every day? And I did that today as well.

I made a salad of Boston lettuce, sliced strip steaks left over from last night, diced red beets, sliced red onion and homemade horseradish dressing. If I had an avocado laying around, I would have put that in there too. The dressing:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 -2 teaspoon  horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons snipped chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • salt and black pepper

Directions: mix it all together and pour over your salad  [Note: when I make this again, I’m not going to use sour cream. Buttermilk might be good. It was way too creamy and it took away from the horseradish/vinegar vibe I was going for. Thanks for nothing, Food Network.]

So it’s a pretty healthy breakfast when you analyze it – roughage from the lettuce, bloody meat to feed my blood*, red beets the Lithuanian health food, sour cream for strong bones, horseradish for your constitution, vinegar to boost your immune system**, freshly harvested chives from a deck pot which must be full of something –  sunshine and antioxidants probably.

Also, I forgot to tell you that my current obsession is teak serveware from the 70s and so I had to avail myself of other people’s online castoffs. Behold my gorgeous Dansk JHQ salad bowl (weight: 10 tons) and the somewhat awkward salad servers the size of Bolo Bat paddles.

I tell you all this because it’s Wednesday and nothing much is happening.

* Thank you, Loretta Castorini.

** I usually get busy with the vinegar in the winter but germs know no season. It is prudent to remain vigilant.

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9 thoughts on “Some Inspiration To Get Us All Over The Hump

    • No the bowl; is a substantial size – about 13″ from edge to edge and the sides are not slanted so that increases the capacity. It just looks small because those paddles are enormous.

  1. “What are you doin’?”
    “I’m cooking you a steak.”
    “I don’t want it.”
    “Well, you’ll eat it.”
    “I want it well-done.”
    “Well, you’ll eat this one bloody to feed your blood.”

    Love that movie.

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