Friday Food (Six-dollar Steaks and Stale Still Life image)

Image from July – a restaurant in Charlottesville has $6.00 steaks on Monday nights (a charity outreach thing). Hope to go back again next month. Steak was really good.

 

They had bacon-wrapped japs – I did not think they were good. Gave mine away
Hubs made these last week. Thin-sliced sweet potatoes – add salt and spray of avocado (or olive) oil – and bake. They were medium good.
Isn’t this picture funny? I call it Stale Still Life. But the reason i share this image is Because do you remember my sharing about Thursday’s adrenaline-filled adventures? It was the day that had like 100 things that were special to me as I travailed from 6 am to 11 pm? Well…  at around 7 pm I was somewhere and needed a little boost. I was about to drive to get a hot beverage (and take my evening vitamins) when I discovered there was a hot water maker and then an assortment of tea bags. Delighted, I brewed hot water, but then dreaded drinking from a styrofoam cup. I “do” use styrofoam, but this was a good brand of tea and would taste so much better in a real tea cup or mug. I checked a few cupboards and bam! That green ceramic cup was there for my using. I washed it, rinsed it, and made a fine cup of tea. I had two cups back to back. I was reminded of a story from Downtown Abby. I have not seen the show, but saw a documentary with tidbits and one note they shared was how in the old days in England, those with cheap teacups put the milk in first so the cheap pottery of the cup did not crack. Those with more money had more expensive teacups and the hot water went in first. Hmmmm

Happy Friday to all. 

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24 thoughts on “Friday Food (Six-dollar Steaks and Stale Still Life image)

  1. I put the milk in coffee first, so I don’t have to stir, but I like the tea to brew in water only. Nice collection of thoughts and images today. Those steaks look good.

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  2. That’s fascinating about the order of adding milk. I thought “milk in last”was so you didn’t burn it, but because it’s also a class thing, you Downton Abbey explanation makes so much more sense 😀

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    1. I thought it was so
      Interesting too and I guess the scene in downtown Abby had a lady ask for the milk/cream first and there was some tension as the entire table of folks noticed the class difference (something like that)

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  3. To me your husband’s sweet potato slices look the best. I was disappointed to hear they were medium good. They just reminded me of zucchini slices that I had at a restaurant recently. They were delicious.

    Yes, I never had good feeling drinking hot coffee or warm food in styrofoam containers but I know they are still in used and I used to have hot coffee in styrofoam cups and food in (even melted) styrofoam containers before. Not these days, thanks to paper cups for coffee.

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    1. Your comment reminded me that we do seem to have less and less styrofoam “these days” but that night there was a stack of Styro cups (and one green mug)
      And mmm to the sliced zucchini – glad they were good – 😉
      And for 🍠 sweet potato snacking I think I like the wedges better – and only halfway cooked – so they’re firm and less sweet – ?

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  4. That is such a great price on a Monday $6 steak. Looks full sized too 😮 Sweet potato is amazing and yours look really nice. Mashing them with some bacon and fresh herbs is my go-to these days. Definitely drinking from a real cup beats drinking from a Styrofoam cup 😁

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    1. Hi M 😊 – the steak quality and size – both good and they had optional sauces (upgrade of 3$) and I tried the mushroom sauce which was double the amount needed – but savory
      😉

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      1. $3 for sauces sounds a bit…pricey but I suppose you got double the amount needed so all good. That dip could have gone with fries if you got fries 🙂

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  5. Stale still life is good, I like it. I also like this shot for the bit of old time kitsch — lil of this, lil of that, like cleaning out someone’s poorly utilized china cabinet. I do NOT want to drink tea in Styrofoam. Nope. I mean, no one would ever choose that, but to me, even in paper, tea doesn’t taste right.

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    1. Thanks for the comment – like the lil of this and that
      You are so right – and I don’t mind sipping already made tea from styrofoam (well I kind s little) but pouring that hot water and brewing the tea in styrofoam – ugh

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