Last week, the 9ers had a buy week (by week? bye week? buh-bye week?) and we were camping so there were no munchies. In fact, there were no posts all week. It was a week.
This week, we had a game. The 9ers may have lost to Houston but they made it a game.
Greg makes an amazing dip. I’d share the recipe but he holds it a sacred secret. I don’t know it. He has shared it with a friend of ours which surprises me greatly. I try not to take things like that personally. Clearly, I try but may not always succeed. 😀
Greg’s dip is amazing. I’ve said that. Greg’s dip is requested at most parties we go to. We have been told that if we can’t come to the party, perhaps we could send the dip on by itself. We’ve been told not to come if we don’t bring dip. Again, I try (and fail) not to take these things personally.
To go along with the dip, I delved into one of my favorite blogs. The Pioneer Woman blogs about life on her family’s ranch in Oklahoma, homeschooling her children, photography, food, and her own inner psyche. She’s an amazing cook. I love her recipes. Our Thanksgiving last year was basically all Pioneer Woman — and it was delish.
So, I thought about a recipe I’d wanted to try of hers. Steak Bites.
And, uhm, they were a hit. Went nicely with Greg’s Dip. Adding a necessary touch of protein to the carb fest that is dip and chips.
The recipe is easy. Take a sirloin steak. Trim off the fat. Cut it into bite sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper. I added garlic because, puhlease, can you really cook meat without garlic. I think not.
Let it rest with the seasoning while you prepare the pan.
Take a good pan. Heat it hot. Add butter. Melt and then brown the butter. Turn the fan on over your stovetop. Trust me.
Put in a layer of meat. Cook it about 40 sec. Turn it and cook it another 30 sec.
Remove to a plate. Add more butter. Add more meat. Repeat until you’ve cooked it all.
Drizzle butter from pan over the meat.
Enjoy! I recommend serving it with Greg’s dip . . . only you can’t! 😀
But, if you come by, I can pretty much assure you that we’ll serve the dip. Heck, I might even make steak bites, too!