Friday, September 27, 2013

Just Had One Of The Best Dinners Of My Life...

...and  cooked it myself. Stopped at the local supermarket on the way home from work and picked up a chuck steak, bone in, about 3/4 to 1" thick. Also grabbed a jar of Gould's Prepared Horseradish and 3 once ounce bags of Utz sour cream & onion potato chips.

Not the actual steak I had but the same cut.
I grilled the steak, coated in salt and garlic powder and then smothered in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce and grilled it some more. I had a bag of the chips, and some salad my wife had made before I got home, along with a bottle of Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen while I was cooking the steak. The wife had grilled some chicken for dinner this evening, which is one of my favorites, but this evening I had a hankering for a cheap, fatty, steak and am happy I stopped to buy one. I have not had a chuck steak in way too long and have not had a side like Utz's Sour Cream & Onion Chips, with a steak, in even a longer time.


Once the steak was medium rare and still somewhat bloody, I dug into it and enjoyed it with, by then, the second bag of chips and the second bottle of bier. When about almost three quarters of the way through the steak, from which I had selected the fattiest and most tender cut, I started on my third bottle of the Paulaner. Once the portion of steak was all gobbled down, I had the third bag of chips with the rest of that third bier. Even though I forgot all about the using the horseradish, it was the best gosh darned meal I have had in ages,  if certainly not the healthiest (would have been almost healthy had I remembered to use the horseradish). I should treat myself like this more often, it was friggin yummy!

 
By the way, the Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen is one heck of a good bier. It has a bit of hops malty taste to it but nothing like an overpowered, by hops, Sam Adams. It is 5.8% alcohol, not very strong but stronger than crap like budwiper and spoors. Unlike them, it was very good with a meal. I cannot remember if I have had it before or not, my guess is I probably have imbibed of it previously at one time or another but will have to be damned if I said I definitely remembered ever having done so before.

If I die of a massive heart attack tonight, I guess I deserved it, but what a way to go if it was caused by this delectable repast. It would be like dying after first enjoying heaven for a bit.

All the best,
Glenn B

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