Saturday, March 22, 2014
Grilled NY Strip Steaks w/ Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese - Another Grain-free Saturday Night
Today was a gorgeous warm spring day here and perfectly fitting for the first Saturday of Spring. Hubby and I ran lots of errands this afternoon and hope to get to our mounting list of house and yard projects tomorrow. Since it was so nice out today, we picked up some steaks to grill for dinner. I decided to make my Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese to go along with our steaks. I halved the recipe and baked it in individual casseroles instead of one large casserole. There is something special about having your own little casserole. I made it with a new kind of cheese that I picked up from Costco -- a big block of Cabot's 3-year sharp Vermont white cheddar. A gentleman saw me checking out the Kerrygold Dubliner cheese a couple weeks ago and he highly recommended this particular cheese...so I picked up a big block and used it to make my Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese this evening. It turned out fabulous! It had lots of flavor and was nice and sharp, just the way I like it. We kept our steaks quite simple and just seasoned them with coarse Kosher salt and coarsely cracked black pepper. I cooked some sliced fresh mushrooms in butter to top my steak with. It was a simple, fresh and delicious meal. Even after almost 2 years, I still find it truly amazing how well you can eat without wheat, grains or added sugar. We had No-Flip Berry Pancakes for breakfast, leftover Sausage-Broccoli & Biscuit Frittata for lunch and Grilled Steak amd Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese for dinner. If you ever feared that you would be deprived of good food after eliminating wheat and grains from your diet, have no fear..."Gourmet Girl Cooks" is here...and I am NEVER deprived of good food. I simply refuse to be. ;-) Check out a couple photos of our dinner below (recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner are linked above in the different colored text). Enjoy!