- Posted by Johanna on August 6, 2007 at 10:42 pm
- Category: Recipes and Food
No time to blog, I’m busy cooking. I went traditional tonight, with great American classics: roast beef (fork-tender and falling apart), baked potato with cheese and sour cream, a lettuce wedge salad with blue cheese crumbles and diced tomato, and glazed onions.
To make them: Slice a sweet onion (Vidalia if you can find it). Saute for 5 or so minutes in some olive oil. (I cook mine longer because I like them soft, but you may want to take them off while they still have a little crunch to them.) Mix up 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil (I go lighter on this, because I always have oil left in the pan), a teaspoon of minced garlic, salt, pepper, and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped.
That’s for 3-4 onions, so reduce as necessary or to taste. Dump the onions in and let them sit while you finish dinner, then fish out and serve. They’re wonderful as a beef side dish, especially with steak, and it’s a great way to keep my basil plant trimmed.
I ended with brownies. I am immensely proud of myself for baking them, even though they came straight out of a box… and you can’t apparently buy plain brownie mix any more. It was all double fudge this and candy store (with mix-ins) that. I chose one with walnuts. I’m just amazed that they came out right, since I never bake. It’s nice having home-baked treats for dessert.