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A steak bandage | Blue Palate

A steak bandage

by Lindsay Sauve on May 23, 2010 · 0 comments

I was in a car accident the other day. Not major, but my first and enough to warrant a trip to the ER for whiplash. I’m glad to only have had a few days of neck and back pain and nothing more serious, except the hassle of a totaled car. To celebrate my survival, I cooked up the perfect remedy: steak.

Saturday’s menu started with a Camembert cheese plate with apples and sparkling wine. For dinner I made pan-seared sirloin fillets with caramelized onions and red-wine pan sauce, green salad with lemon and oil dressing, garlic Parmesan bread, all complemented with a fruity, velvety Washington cabernet. Warm cookies and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Lots of love and attention from husband. Wounds healed.

And it’s always empowering to prepare a fall-off-your-seat meal for a quarter of the restaurant price. A couple of friends recently spent $300 at a popular Portland steakhouse and left feeling undernourished. I spent less than $50 and was healed head to toe.

While I don’t believe eating is the best method of dealing with one’s emotions, a little comfort food can go a long way to heal temporary wounds. It’s not so much the food, but the power restored to my body and mind knowing I still have the ability to create something spectacular.

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