Today I found myself starving for lunch. Between working out pretty heavily and a light breakfast I found myself rummaging around in the kitchen earlier than usual. *note to self...grocery shopping is in the near future*
Initially I thought lunch would be something boring again; tuna sandwich, canned chicken salad...meh. Then it hit me, elk steak and some veggies! I quickly grabbed a package of small steaks from the freezer in the garage and got them defrosting in the microwave. Most people would skin me alive for such blasphemy, but I have it MASTERED now. I've had to master the quick defrost option since I get the request from my son and daughter quite often to get some steaks on the cast iron skillet, and it's usually late at night, lol. I did a skillet steak today, in light olive oil, some sea salt and McCormick's steak seasoning and I chopped up some vegetables and that's when it really sank in for me, and I smiled, I mean, I REALLY SMILED! And of course reached for my phone to take a photo. That's about the time I noticed my wife looking at me like I was a crazy person, "food pictures went out a few years ago...". I wasn't going to let her ~I'd rather have beef~ negativity affect me!
Being new to hunting and having the blessings of taking my first archery elk this year it brings an overwhelming sense of pride every time I prepare some elk meat for myself and my kids. The memories come rushing back of the panicked feeling I had after the shot, the sense of joy of finding the elk just a few short moments after the shot, and memories of agony with the treacherous 13 hour pack out that my son, buddy and I did all night long.
To sit down and enjoy the fruits of the labor really brings on a new sense of pride for someone like myself that didn't grow up hunting, and that dang sure made me smile.
Not my thing!
OTOH, that skillet steak is right down my alley!
Then there's Shuteye's idea of breakfast: Bacon, Bacon, Eggs, Bacon, Bacon, toast and more Bacon!
Hey, Lex, can I come to your house for breakfast anytime soon?
But if I may add just ONE thing to that already perfect meal.......
When the bacon is done cooking, take the bread and put it in the hot grease and FRY it. Just before it's done dump eggs on top and bast 'em. That WOULD be my last meal, but it'd be worth it!
Your meal looks more like an appetizer to me.
I cook my eggs SSU, and a lighter on the bottom than Steve Mc apparently does. But our bacon looks the same. Crispy. :-)
Fried samiches are good, fried slices with eggs, and diced up in mac and cheese or ramen makes for some good quick meals.
Yeah, I'm cheap. :-)
Fortunately I can buy it now at one place here in Illinois. Now if I could just find a source of NY style PIZZA instead of this "tomato sauce on a cracker" thin crust Chicago crap I'd be in hog heaven!