Seared Steak With Crispy Potato Salad (FAIL)

Smooth as butter rare steak, with crispy potatoes, garden fresh tomatoes, crisp green beans, the zing of fresh garlic and the punch of black olives. Sounds amazing doesn’t it.

Well unfortunately that’s not what I got. Instead what I got was steak like old boots and potatoes so soft I could have eaten them with a straw served with garden fresh tomatoes, crisp green beans, the zing of fresh garlic and the punch of black olives.

I took my eye off the ball on this one, I think its because I decided to watch The Big Bang Theory on my iPad while I was cooking. Not a great idea. So.. instead of a nice photo of the finished article (believe me it was not good) here are some photo’s of the good bits.

The flavours were great and it is in no part down to the recipe, it is completely my fault. I guess this is how you learn. I’m sure there is a quote about learning more from your mistakes but eh… Lucky I like the taste of old boots.

Strolling Rigatoni with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

I cannot take credit for this, my wife actually cooked this one, but I had to post it. What a surprise, we have been putting this one off all week thinking that it was not as good as any of the others and.. Well.. Looked a bit bland. How wrong we were, every ingredient in the bowl complemented each other. She did add bacon and green beans to use them up but even they seemed to to sing the same song as the original ingredients. The tomatoes and the peppers were roasted in the oven which in my book is the best way to cook both ingredients. Olives are another ingredient like lentils that have worked their way into my favourite ingredients. Thankfully my wife doesn’t like them which is why you can see so many in my bowl.