We all have those days where one thing is planned and after a few left turns you end up with something completely different.
I had planned to do the oven roasted tomato sauce with pasta that I made last week. I have an irritating quirk that I’ll take the time to make a grocery list and still forget something. This time I forgot pasta. I had to come up with plan b as our pasta attachment is making weird loud noises. Not a good sign!
So I decided to do grilled leeks, the oven roasted tomato sauce over grilled steak, and roasted potato medallions.
As I was prepping the food for the grill the skies opened up and sheets of rain just poured down. I thought I was heading for plan c thinking I’d have to grill them on the stove top. Workable but just not the same. Fortunately at the last minute the skies cleared.
I kept the steak simple with just salt and pepper as I was going to use the sauce with it.
Cut the leeks to size and coat them in some olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. The ratio is 2 to 1. Season with salt and pepper.
The leeks need to be grilled on medium heat, turning them as they cook. Sear the steak on high heat.
Then I nearly derailed dinner again. I got my mobile phone bill and saw they were overbilling me. Whenever we travel overseas I get an international plan for the time we travel. I call when we get back I call to get the plan canceled and prorated. I’ve never had trouble with this before but they didn’t do as I asked so I made the mistake calling while I was finishing dinner. It should have been a five minute call to be done while the steak was resting. Wrong! I had the bad luck of getting someone with a bad attitude and not the brightest bulb. So while I was alternating being on hold and trying to get a supervisor I was plating and taking pictures. Not the best combo!
And I missed most of dinner with the family which, while my fault for calling, wasn’t cool!
I did get a good resolution with someone else in the end and I got a thumbs up from the family on the sauce with the steak and the grilled leaks. Just could have done without the twisty turns. :)