Saturday, January 24, 2009

Joe's Birthday Dinner

Because I had class on Tuesday until 7 pm, Joe's birthday dinner needed to be something nice that could be on the table relatively quickly. Since we rarely eat steak, it definitely felt like a special occasion. I pan-fried the steaks in my cast iron frying pan after rubbing in some steak seasoning.

The roasted brussel sprouts are our new favorite thing. I tossed halved brussel sprouts in some olive oil, used salt and ground pepper generously, and roasted them in a 400-degree oven for about 30 minutes, tossing occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

The baked potatoes were actually microwaved and turned out perfectly in a quarter of the time it would've taken to bake them. All in all, a very successful weeknight dinner that was also special!


Erin said...

YUM! I hope your hubby had a happy birthday! That steak looks delicious. I don't remember the last time I had steak. And I'm pretty sure I've never had brussel sprouts!

Joelen said...

looks like a fabulous meal to celebrate the birthday!

Mary Ellen said...

Looks great, especially for pulling it together so quickly. I love Brussels sprouts.