Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meal of staggering genius

Move that body: 2.65-mile run (two walk breaks totaling 0.3 mile)

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for one of three vouchers for a free pair of Old Navy active wear pants. Even if you don’t like them for real exercising, who doesn’t need a pair of yoga pants for lounging?!?

Steak tacos – it’s what’s for dinner. Or what was for dinner.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Dang Nabbit Steak Un-Taco.


You see, the tortillas that were supposed to be the taco portion of the evening’s meal had been hanging out in the fridge since the last time we had tacos, umm, a few weeks ago. And, as it sometimes goes, the tortillas got hard, making them suitable – at best – for Denali to snack on.

When I showed Mark the problem, he looked at me. He looked outside. He looked at me.

“Does this mean I have to go to the store?” he asked begrudgingly.

I looked at him. I looked outside. I looked at him.

“I guess not,” I said much to his relief. I may have been disappointed and really wanted a taco but I wasn’t going to pull the preggo card and make him go out in the monsoon (one of many we’ve had here lately) to get some dang tortillas.

And so the Dang Nabbit Steak Un-Taco was born.

Jealous aren’t you?

Don’t worry – you can make your own.

Step 1: Forget to buy tortillas at the store. Instead, pick up some lightly salted peanuts. For funsies.

Step 2: Marinate a steak (we used sirloin) using this recipe from Picky Palate.

Step 3: Cook steak on a grill pan or outdoor grill according to your taste preferences.

Step 4: Make corn relish/salsa/whatever you want to call it while the steak is cooking. Sautee diced red bell pepper and red onion – about 1/2 cup each – in a bit of canola oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup frozen corn and heat through. Season with salt and pepper and stir in a handful of chopped cilantro. The goal of this is for the vegetables to be warm but have some crunch.

Step 5: After steak has cooked and rested, slice on the bias as if you were actually going to put it on a taco.

Step 6: Top steak with corn mix and guacamole (we use Wholly Guacamole over here) and serve with rice or salad or whatever you feel like.

Step 7: With every bite, tell yourself that you don't miss the tortilla. At all. Seriously.


In other news, my run today was pretty good. I was a bit wary after last week’s groin pain so I took it slow, took more structured walk breaks (run 0.85, walk 0.15) and enjoyed a new route. I will say that I did have some discomfort – pressure in the baby maker because I think a certain someone was kicking me in the cervix. He’s super kind like that. It didn’t hurt really and didn’t really stick around. So yay for me!

What' did your Tuesday workout look like?

1 comment:

  1. that looks good and I don't even like steak! Yay for no pain while running today! I did a shorter run with the bf today and it went really well :)