We all have those days where one thing is planned and after a few left turns you end up with something completely different.
I had planned to do the oven roasted tomato sauce with pasta that I made last week. I have an irritating quirk that I’ll take the time to make a grocery list and still forget something. This time I forgot pasta. I had to come up with plan b as our pasta attachment is making weird loud noises. Not a good sign!
So I decided to do grilled leeks, the oven roasted tomato sauce over grilled steak, and roasted potato medallions.
As I was prepping the food for the grill the skies opened up and sheets of rain just poured down. I thought I was heading for plan c thinking I’d have to grill them on the stove top. Workable but just not the same. Fortunately at the last minute the skies cleared.
I kept the steak simple with just salt and pepper as I was going to use the sauce with it.
Cut the leeks to size and coat them in some olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. The ratio is 2 to 1. Season with salt and pepper.
The leeks need to be grilled on medium heat, turning them as they cook. Sear the steak on high heat.
Then I nearly derailed dinner again. I got my mobile phone bill and saw they were overbilling me. Whenever we travel overseas I get an international plan for the time we travel. I call when we get back I call to get the plan canceled and prorated. I’ve never had trouble with this before but they didn’t do as I asked so I made the mistake calling while I was finishing dinner. It should have been a five minute call to be done while the steak was resting. Wrong! I had the bad luck of getting someone with a bad attitude and not the brightest bulb. So while I was alternating being on hold and trying to get a supervisor I was plating and taking pictures. Not the best combo!
And I missed most of dinner with the family which, while my fault for calling, wasn’t cool!
I did get a good resolution with someone else in the end and I got a thumbs up from the family on the sauce with the steak and the grilled leaks. Just could have done without the twisty turns. 🙂
Girl, you are quite the multi-tasker!
It sounds delicious!
LOL, thanks! I can usually make it come together but last night was testing me! 🙂
You got me again – last week it was carrots and now you have another veggie I never thougt to grill. Bravo
😄. Thank you! I’m having fun with this.
Hi Virginia, So, it’s not true about the female ability to do six things at once! Nice leeks and I’m glad you got the billing sorted.
We’re allowed to have our off days! 😄. And thanks. The leeks were really goo by themselves but I’d like to see what dishes I can incorporate them into.
Calling these departments “customer service” is an oxymoron if ever there was one. Glad you finally got it resolved and thanks for teaching me how to grill leeks. I can’t wait to give it a try.
I know, it’s rare to find decent customer service these days. And rarer still to talk to someone in the same country! I’ve had some interesting conversations from round the world!
I have that same problem grocery shopping and another one as well–buying the completely wrong thing! Once I went in for a mango for a salad and came out with a pomegranate. Last week I went to get puff pastry for brie en croute and accidentally bought phyllo dough. I have an old, tired brain sometimes.
Crazy isn’t it!