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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Double Jackpot









So I am pushing the cart along at the grocery store...fighting the Super Bowl shopping crowds..and I am thinking.....pork chops....with I don't know....broccoli ?...That doesn't sound too good....and I am over in the meat section...have the pork chops in my cart...and then I see it. Lurking in the meat section. A beautiful rib eye steak. One and a half pounds..perfect for 2.Jackpot. So I dump the pork chops, plop the beef in the cart ,head to the produce and what do I see there? Fresh asparagus. Double jackpot.

Came home and got out the cast iron skillet. That's what I am cooking the roast in.

After the roast comes out of the oven I will let it rest while I whirl up some yorkshire pudding batter...I'll heat the cooking fat (sorry, my new diet) and add the batter. Let it bake till it puffs way up and turns golden brown and serve it with au jus. I also got fresh horseradish and sour cream to go along side. Hello Mr. Toast...I think I am in your territory with this meal...being english and all..am I right , my friend?

As far as the asparagus goes I am just roasting it in the oven with olive oil and some of my precious pink sea salt.

I have been making yorkshire pudding and roast beef since I was in high school and still living at home. And I ALWAYS used the recipe from my FAVORITE cookbook. "The Treasury Of Great Recipes" by Mary and Vincent Price. You can see how soiled the pages are...well worn and well loved....indeed.


The drawing for the sprig tea cup is Monday and your response has overwhelmed me.
I saw some cute Valentine cookies today and a tin of Spring Cherry tea so I'll sweeten the pot with those goodies too..A little bit of Spring Cheer. I think we could all use some of that right about now.

Thank you all for your kind comments. It makes me feel good knowing that there are so many wonderful people out in this world. I am so lucky to have met each and every one of you. You're THE BEST !

41 comments:

  1. Supper sounds wonderful! Yum Yum!!

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  2. Mr. Farmhouse must be sitting at the table already. If I even tell Kim about this he will give me one of those sparkly eyed stares full of hope. And Butterscotch? he just requires you to hold the horseradish.
    DEEWISHOUS!
    xx
    donkey in the pines

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  3. Yep...Mr. Farmhouse is sitting at Farmhouse Farm table...napking tucked under chin... knife and fork at the ready....

    and Buddy smells it too...he can have as much as he wants...just no horseradish...

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  4. I think I'll go on a "hunting" trip tomorrow down the local isles for some rib eye. You've made it sound so good. Happy eating!

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  5. Oh yummy...I love rib eye!! And all the other sounds really good too! Enjoy!

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  6. And I am sitting here with nothing good at all to eat but wishing for some of your ribeye...glad there is only enough for two and, of course, you are 250 miles south...Outback is only a mile away. I guess if I am desperate I could go there.

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  7. Yum...asparagus and steak my two favorite foods ever! actually 3...the fresh horseradish is the bomb....I have a few plants and you can't beat it over store bought.

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  8. Yum! I've never had yorkshire pudding! But I do love fresh asparagus and just used up the last of my pink sea salt! :)

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful dinner! I've never had Yorkshire Pudding, but it sounds good! I made a big pot of spicy chili and another batch of pretzel bread (my husband and son are crazy for it) for dinner tonight.

    I'm so excited about your giveaway! I've got my fingers crossed!

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  10. Everything sounds delicious! So excited for the drawing :)

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  11. That sounds delicious and so warming after the cold rain we had today. Did you get some of the most recent storm as well? it really poured.
    Your giveaway is so tempting, good luck to everyone!
    oh, i forgot to say that we got Owen here in Carp. he is a maltepoo, three months old now. just a sweetheart!

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  12. Uh huh. I made prime rib for Christmas. And the hot beef sandsiches on crusty little rolls for dinner the next night were just as good. Hope you had leftovers.

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  13. oh that sounds so good i'm drooling

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  14. Your meal sounds gorgeous, I will have to try that combination, a bit early for asparagus here, in the meantime, I will content myself by dreaming of wild sea trout, with hollandaise sauce served with asparagus and new potatoes, look, see what you have made me do!

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  15. I've never tasted Yorkshire pudding, but the rest of your meal sounds divine!! I bet the house had a wonderful aroma - yummy!
    I like cookbooks that have the look of worn pages. It makes me know something very good is on them. I have my Mother's Betty Crocker's old cookbook, and many of the pages are just like that.
    I'm sure you are as excited about your giveaway as we are!

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  16. oh yum, that all sounds scrummious......

    also, giant yorkshire puds filled with beef stew or chillie is to die for :)

    popped over from The Beer Garden....

    x

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  17. Kary~ I haven't had real Yorkshire puddings since I was a little girl. Ummmm you've just sparked my appetite.
    I love your February list on the side bar too! xox

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  18. Very British, but also very YOU!! Sounds gorgeous, I eat horseradish with anything - love it so much. haven't had a yorkshire pud in ages, my Mum makes great ones..I'll have to get her to whip me up some soon. Asparagus..we have a really short season here for English apsparagus & I really make the most of it when we do. Roasted, steamed, stir-fried...everyway & any way possible to get the glorious green tender stems eaten!
    Sorry i scared you with my last post - carried away with emotion! New one just up, much more me! x China's last Sunday today, so feeling a little wistful. Love to you all, sweetheart xox Rachel

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  19. Don't you love when you find exactly what you want even when your not sure what it is at first! sound wonderful!

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  20. Lovely to hear about your meal! Did you know that a tradition in England is "Sunday Roast"? Every Sunday pubs serve Sunday Roast and Yorkshire Pudding.It brings back lovely memories of our visit & having Sunday Roast at a pub in Manchester, outside of Cambridge.

    We were with friends who were all celebrating a 30 something Bday! We had poppers that had party hats in them. ...

    yes, fat makes popovers perfect! mmm!
    Jennifer aka Gigi

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  21. There's an award for you over at my blog!

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  22. that is my go to cookbook for classic recipes!!!

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  23. What a wonderful and yummy way to start my Sunday :)

    Have a beautiful week, dear friend !!
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  24. Snap! We are having roast rib of beef, roast potatoes and veggies and yorkies today too! Hope it is all delicious and there is enough roast beef leftover for a yummy sandwich or two?
    Love Morwenna xo

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  25. I just love asparagus. I have tried to grow them from seed once but without success.... I will have to give it one more try.

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  26. yum yum and yum!! i've never had yorkshire pudding ... sounds absolutely delectable.

    fresh asparagus is one of my favorite things :)

    xx

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  27. Sounds like a great dinner! I like the pictures of your cook book, with the stains and wrtitng on the pages. You can tell that it has been used to prepare a lot of delicious meals, with loving hands

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  28. sounds yummy.
    especially loving the irish chain quilt in the background. do hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    one love.

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  29. The Pretzel Bread, I never blogged about it, so you didn't miss it! I had seen the recipe floating around but never tried it. But last week, when we ate at the Frankenmuth Brewery, they served pretzel breadsticks and a delicious mustard dip while you waited for your dinner. I knew I had to try making them at home! Here is a link to the recipe I used http://twobites.wordpress.com/2007/07/13/signature-pretzel-bread/. It specifies making them into rolls, but I make them into breadsticks. They are fabulous! Now if I could only find a mustard like the one we had at the brewery!!

    Let me know if you try making them!

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  30. Now that is my kind of jackpot! I still want to have a big Sunday roast lunch with lots of friends that includes beef and Yorkshire pudding but somehow, pathetically, I haven't gotten around to it yet. Soon, you've inspired me.

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  31. hi sweetness... if i began my journey now to your place, i can be there by the time dinner is done. : ) i pulled out my cast iron skillet yesterday, for baby boy's b-day dinner. uhem... yum!
    have a beautiful dinner, love.
    xo

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  32. Hi. I came in from Carmen's. Congratulations, and glad to meet you.

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  33. That sound absolutely decedent. Sounds like a pretty fancy Superbowl meal to me! We had takeout Chinese. hahaha.

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  34. We would have been just as excited to find the roast and asparagus. My husband and I are both good cooks and enjoy happening upon the unexpected in the market. Although we have the roast and Yorkshire pudding on Christmas day, it would not stop us from making the same meal on any other weekend if we were to find a roast like that. We make our puddings in cupcake tins though...this way our kids have their portion and there is no fighting. Yes, Yorkshire pudding is so good it is worth fighting over.
    ♥, Susan

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  35. That's the most beauitful cookbook page I have ever seen! I can only hope one day my pages will be that soiled with love and comfort!

    Yorkshire pudding is foreign to me. It's now on my list to try :)

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  36. what a beautiful and tried recipe book! your posts are always make me feel better :) that's because of a cozy and yummy atmosphere of your blog :)
    wish you a very sweet week,
    justyna

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  37. What a wonderful meal for your lucky guests! :-)

    Roasted asparagus are devine, I don't know why it took me so long to discover that.

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  38. This meal sounds divine! I love cooking a good roast. I haven't tried one with asparagus yet. But I will now :) Happy Monday, friend. I hope all is well.

    Jen

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  39. Ok you had me at the rib eye and then sealed the deal with the yorkshire pud. My mum a true blue english lass now a true blue aussie, makes the best in the world yorky pud, oh my how delicious.

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  40. That looks like a smashing meal. I have to tell you that I always think of beef as the garnish to a plate of Yorkshire pudding and horseradish. I may be one of the few people who actually craves horseradish and sometimes cooks specific things just so I have an excuse to use it.

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