There is no better way to spend a Saturday night then with the grill, a good steak and a glass of red.
Now that we’ve hit the tail end of the move from H – E – double toothpicks (a term from childhood), and are finally settled into our new home, we can relax and enjoy.
An inviting deck with a wonderful pond, and an abundance of hummingbirds is the perfect place to unwind after two days of attempting to rid ourselves of the remaining junk from the old house. We made a whopping $65 for all our efforts, but we were able to shed the rest of our old life, so we can move on to the new.
I hope you enjoy the 4th of July celebrations, if it’s a holiday you celebrate. Otherwise, enjoy your weekend and take some time to relax, break out a great bottle of wine, and put a few steaks on the grill.
- Mushrooms and Tomatoes
- 10 ounces mushroom, sliced
- ½ cup sun dried tomato, julienned
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- 4 cups spinach, torn
- 1 pound sirloin steak
- grill seasoning
- Horseradish Sauce
- 4 tablespoons light sour cream
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp horseradish
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes and cook for 5 - 6 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Add vegetable broth by tablespoonfuls as needed to keep the mixture from sticking to the pan. You don't want to add too much broth at one time, or you will steam your vegetables instead of sauteing them.
- 2. Add spinach and cook another 1 - 2 minutes to wilt.
- 3. While vegetables are cooking, sprinkle steaks with your favorite grill seasoning and grill over medium heat until steak is cooked to your specifications. Rare is approximately 4 minutes per side, medium is approximately 6 minutes per side and well is approximately 8 minutes per side.
- 4. Combine sauce ingredients and serve with vegetables and steak.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Grass-fed beef is a bit pricier, but grain-fed cows tend to have more fat. The fat in grain-fed beef isn’t as high in those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that we all want in our diet for their blood pressure lowering, heart attack reducing benefits. Not to mention the fact that grass fed beef doesn’t contain residues of antibiotics used to keep disease away.
Lean beef is also a terrific source of protein. Protein is a fundamental part of every cell in your body. We use it for growth and also to repair our organs, skin, hair, and nails. In addition, protein is involved in the building of our bones, muscles and blood. Pretty important stuff! Just 3 or 4 ounces can provide a person with half a day’s requirement of this macronutrient.
Mushrooms are super high in selenium, vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin B3, tryptophan, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Mushrooms contain powerful phytonutrients that contribute to overall health, as well as protecting against certain cancers such as breast cancer. Selenium contributes to the proper function of our antioxidant system. Zinc promotes immune function. There is a list a mile long of the benefits of mushrooms. They should be an addition to any healthy eating plan.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 5.96g
Total Carbs: 14.29g
Dietary Fiber: 2.89g
Weight Watchers Points 5
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.