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Call It Whatever You Want, It’s Delicious Sauce

Lately there have been a lot of things worth celebrating in our house and we’ve just been so busy that we haven’t had the chance. Last night I made the chance and decided to surprise the boyfriend with some awesome top sirloin steaks (that he got to cook, which he was happy about) and some mashed potatoes, green beans, and some friggin’ delicious sauce. I literally wanted to lick my plate but I ate so much that I just didn’t have the room. The green beans were the easy part, I just put some kosher salt on them and sauteed them with a little olive oil and thyme for a few minutes so they were crispy. Everyone likes mashed potatoes their own way (and as you can see we like them dirty which most people don’t) so I’m not gonna tell you how to make those, and the boyfriend pan seared the steak which is easy enough so I’m not going to bore you with the details of that. What I will share with you is the recipe for the sauce. And if you still have room after you eat whatever you put it on, go ahead and lick your plate, I won’t judge.

Cabernet Sauvignon Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Pound Mushrooms (use whatever you like, I just used the rest of the pound I bought when I made the alfredo)
  • 2 Cups Cabernet Sauvignon
  •  1 Small Shallot
  • 1/2 Pint Heavy cream
  • 1/4 Cup Beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • Dash Rosemary
  • Pinch of flour

Directions:

  1. In small sauce pan melt 2 Tbsp butter. Saute mushrooms over medium heat until soft. Add garlic and shallot and cook until slightly browned. Add rosemary.
  2. Reduce heat and add wine. Let the alcohol cook out of the wine. You will be able to tell when this is happening because it will produce a lot of steam and smell like a drunk.
  3. Slowly mix in heavy cream and beef broth. When completely combined turn heat up to med/high and bring to a rapid boil for 2 minutes. Keep mixing the whole time so you don’t burn the cream in the sauce.
  4. Reduce heat back to low and add flour. Allow to simmer for about three or four minutes. Bring back to a rapid boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for a few more minutes and then serve immediately.

This was incredible over the steaks and potatoes but I can definitely see it going over chicken as well. I don’t know how well it would go with pork but if someone wants to try it please let me know. Actually, if you try it in general let me know. Who doesn’t love feedback? Also if you really want my recipe for dirty mashed potatoes (and it’s a tasty one) just shoot me an email and I would be more than happy to give it to you!

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Hide Your Glassware…

‘Cuz I have a new favorite hobby. I’ve been wanting to try glass etching FOREVER, or ever since I saw my first tutorial on it (thank you StumbleUpon). I just never could bring myself to spend the $13 on Armor Etch for some reason, even though I can for some reason justify spending way more than that on other stupid shit. Well lately a few of them have been popping up on Pinterest which has made my interest in it a lot bigger and when I went to Michael’s the other day I was so close to buying some Armor Etch but for some reason didn’t but I did get a 40% off coupon and therefore was finally able to justify it. Today after work I took my butt down to Michael’s and finally bought some and this is what happened:

Step 1- Figuring out what I wanted to etch. I got three of those little latchey containers at Ikea when I first moved into the boy’s house for flour, sugar, and pasta so I figured those would be a great first project. Plus, they were cheap so if I screwed up no biggie.

Step 2- The lettering, aka- the pain in the ass. I started off trying to cut out with an exacto knife letters I had printed out online. That was a total and epic fail. Then I remembered I had a roll of pink vinyl wall cling stuff from way back in the day that I probably wasn’t going to use anytime soon. I outlined the letters, cut them out, and ended up with this:

Not too shabby eh?

Step 3- Glob the Armor Etch on there. No, seriously, glob it. It even says on the package to apply heavily.

Step 4- Wait. This is where the package is a total liar. It says 60 seconds. That is complete and total bullshit. I washed one of them off after 60 seconds and nothing was done. I globbed it back on there and waited. I made dinner, I cleaned up after dinner, I made some brownies and put them in the oven, and then I washed it off. And here ladies (and I guess possibly some gentlemen) is the final result:

Ta-Da!

You can’t really see the pasta, but in real life it’s easier to see the pasta than the sugar and flour. I love the way they turned out and I can’t wait to try this on other stuff. I’m thinking some wine glasses are in order next!

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