There are actually no new tricks to this Sunday dinner to share with you, but there are the first green beans from our garden!
Thursday:put steaks in fridge to thaw
marinate steaks (recipe here)
trim green beans
oil, prick potatoes - put in slow cooker (high for 2-4 hours)
steam green beans, douse with brown butter
open jar of pickled beets
A few notes:I have not made baked potatoes in a crock pot before, but I plan to use that thing as much as possible this summer to keep the heat out of the house. The potatoes came out beautifully.
I kept one steak back - with plans to make a hearty dinner salad later in the week. Possibly a Pittsburgh salad with roasted potatoes and blue cheese dressing.
Our green beans are the first ones we know of around here. My husband planted them April 11, which is well before our frost-free date as the seed packet advised. We did have to cover them once, but my husband explained that cities are "heat sinks" that keep heat more than rural spaces. Good in the winter, bad in the summer and the reason why so many city people used to flee to the country for the summer months.