I'm a HUGE baseball fan in general, and I adore college baseball. The month of post-season play leading up to the College World Series (CWS) is my equivalent of March Madness. I make brackets, enter pools, watch every single game, and basically drive my friends crazy because I eat, sleep, and breathe baseball for a month. I've had the good fortune for the past two CWS tournaments to watch my alma mater play in the championship round. I say good fortune, but what I really mean is heart-stopping excitement and a sure need for blood pressure medication. For Game 2 of the championship series, A decided to test out his brand new grill by having a couple friends over for dinner and the game.
I may have mentioned this before, but A is pretty much the grill master. To celebrate his brand new grill, he decided to make steak. Awesome. He asked each of the attendees to bring a side, and then we'd be good to go. As the resident vegetable nut, I volunteered to pick up something green. L picked up the starch, and M brought the wine. Perfect. I also picked up dessert from Cupcake, a bakery downtown, because they were running a special and I got a huge discount with my university ID. Right on.
So the steak. I like mine no more than medium rare. I'm a firm believer that anything more than medium causes the meat to lose flavor, and that you should probably stop trying to eat steak if you think it should be cooked any more than medium. If you like your steak well-done, please don't ever take me to a steakhouse with you. I promise we will not be friends after that experience. Even with the new grill, A did a pretty good job with the meat. I managed to snag a slightly bloodier piece of meat, so I was a happy camper. The seasoning was great, and the sauteed variety of mushrooms and onions were a perfect topper.
|Good size steaks, excellent color on the meat.|
|If I remember correctly, there were 3 different kinds of mushrooms in here.|
|Look at that broccoli. So simple, yet so delicious.|
|Can you see the chunks of garlic in the marinade?|
|Potatoes fresh from the oven. They didn't last long.|
|Such an awesome meal!|