Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Last Meals

As I count down the days until I say my final farewell to the tender, succulent and alluring products of animal flesh, I find myself taking note of the ultimate consumption of certain delicacies.

As my 4 Filet Mignon steaks weren't fully defrosted last night, I waited until this afternoon to cook them.  Not being one to leave things simple, I didn't leave it at simple bacon-wrapped steaks.  I knew I had some farmer's market butter and fresh garlic I could add to the steaks.  The steaks were wrapped in bacon, after all, so there was no way I was going to prepare them under Kashrut no matter how I tried!  I decided to sauté the meat by first preparing a butter and pressed garlic sauce.  This melted quickly at which point I added the steaks, cooking fully 7 minutes on each side.

As could be expected, the steaks were greasy when first removed from the fire as much of the butter remained.  I removed the steaks from the heat and let them cool for a few minutes in the sauce before removing them to a dry plate and consuming one.  Then 2.  Then 3…

I can't believe I ate all 4!  Wow!  I guess that grueling 4-hour work day on Christmas Eve really got to me!

Having consumed all my steaks, I took the cod fish out of the freezer and was going to prepare it for the evening supper but misread that it could not be prepared from frozen.  So I set it defrosting and decided to save it for Friday.  Don't Catholics only eat fish on Friday, at least during lent?

The thing is, I was home late because (*^*($&^ FedEx refused to deliver my computer in a timely fashion so I had to retrieve it from their dingy office myself.  Lazy FedEx bastards!  They were supposed to deliver it Tuesday so that I could set it up and work on it Wednesday when I had the day off.  Instead, they were likely going to wait until the following Monday to deliver anything.  They even had the audacity to leave a sticker instead of ringing the bell when someone was home on Tuesday and then I was sitting outside all day Wednesday from 2am with a signed note and they never came by once!  I nearly got frost bite because of those monsters!  What's more, because I needed to contact the manufacturer about some support issues but didn't get the machine until Thursday by the time I had the machine the support center was closed.  Had I received the machine on-time I could have asked my support questions immediately instead of having to wait this entire long weekend.  Warning: Do not use the Chantilly, Virginia FedEx office for any of your delivery needs!  They are the laziest sack of lollygaggers you business will ever have the misfortune of dealing with!  Trust only the USPS! (No, I do not work for the USPS.)

In any case, I was pretty sated after no less than 4 (FOUR) Filet Mignon steaks even after the days struggles!  So when my Mrs. came home and demanded I prepare food for her, she insisted we order carry-out from Outback Steakhouse and get her some Baby Back Ribs.  As it's been ages since I've had lamb and didn't think I'd be having any before Friday next, I decided to have the New Zealand Rack of Lamb in a delectable Cabernet brown sauce.  Man, that was delicious but I can't believe I ate the whole thing!

Alas, that be my last taste of lamb…

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