I didn't really have a plan in mind other than I wanted to make a sauce for some steaks I was going to grill. Still not sure where I was going with this, I started caramelizing some onion. If nothing else steaks with caramelized onion on top are great.
Come see how I got from here,
While the onion was cooking,
I put some frozen green beans into a colander to defrost and drain. Since I was going to throw them into hot bacon drippings with onion, I thought it would be prudent to have them as dry as possible. Then the mushrooms got sliced for going into the blue cheese sauce.
The steaks got a sprinkling of Montreal Steak Seasoning. I was going to grill them but we had such strong wind gusts, and red flag warnings, I was afraid the wind would blow over our little portable grill and start a forest fire. I ended up broiling them in the toaster oven, not a great idea.
Once the onions were sufficiently caramelized, the mushrooms,
and a few sprigs of fresh thyme were added.That's lemongrass in the foreground. I just stuck some fresh stalks from the grocery store into a pot and they are going crazy. Lucky me.
While the mushrooms were cooking I started the green beans.
Bacon drippings were added to a hot skillet.
I discovered a lone leek in the refrigerator and decided to use that instead of some onion. Gave it a quick rinse and chop, then into the hot bacon grease. When the leeks were ready,
the green beans were added, the skillet was covered, the heat was lowered, and on I went to the sauce.
Cream was added, almost a cups worth.
The blue cheese was then added a bit at a time. I'd add and taste, add and taste, until it tasted fine to me. I'd say I probably added about a quarter cup of the cheese.
I was a little disappointed with the steak. Oh, it tasted fine but I was wanting a char on the outside with a little pink in the middle. They were very thin New York strips and I over cooked them a little in the toaster oven. They were still very good and tender, just not what I had in mind when I started.
Dang, did I load on the green beans or what. The potato was poked, oiled and salted before baking.
And that's that.