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So date night was awesome! We saw some great live music in honer of Piano Red aka “Dr. Feelgood .( that’s this guy here) He wrote Mr. Moonlight ( yes, the Beatles covered that) and The Right String but the Wrong Yo-Yo.
Not only did we hear some great songs from Terry Adams and Scott Ligon, but we also got to see Piano Red’s nurse, that’s right – his nurse, bring down the house as she sang and played the guitar behind her head. She was so old she could barely get on stage, but as soon as she got that guitar in her hands, she went to town! She is my new hero.
Anyway, the music was great, the company was wonderful and the drinks were plentiful. Dinner never happened though. The babysitter was nearly an hour late and we had leftovers for dinner. Oh well. We got even by being an hour late due to the fact that we went to find a Krystal’s to get some gut bombs.
It was just like old times. We could have stayed out all night. We didn’t want to come home, but we did anyway. The kids had better thank their lucky stars. I think we’ve got a good shot of this date lasting us another 3 months, when we start to feel old and worn out again.
So, as my own tribute to Piano Red and the date night dinner we never had ( and because I found these Leadbetter steaks shoved in the back of my freezer) I made a nice dinner for the family. We don’t eat a lot of red meat, mostly because it ain’t cheap, so this is special. I love the tangy sweetness of the red onion marmalade. It goes perfectly with the steak and topped with a little crumbled blue cheese that gives it a bit of richness. I served this up with some grilled zucchini and pesto potatoes for a meal I would have been happy to eat on any date night.
Steak with Red Onion Marmalade and Blue Cheese
4 steaks, any kind , even flank steak would be nice with this
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
3 T butter
3 T vinegar
3 T sugar
2 oz. crumbled Blue Cheese ( I got the Kroger brand for $1.69!)
Melt the butter in a 12 inch skillet. Add the onions and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat until they are softened. Mix together vinegar and sugar and add to the skillet. Cook for another 5 minutes and transfer to a bowl to keep warm.
Meanwhile fire up your grill. Season both sides of your steaks with salt and pepper. Oil your grill and cook your steaks to your desired doneness ( I like mine medium-rare).
Let the meat rest for a few minutes, then top with marmalade and some crumbled blue cheese. Serve and enjoy!