It’s My Birthday!


The Diva is taking a break!!! The recipes for this meal are in Food & Wine Magazine, September 2014.

The weekend after my stepson’s wedding in Colorado,  we went to Connecticut for the wedding of my husband’s nephew, Dan. (He is the “guest Diva” who made his own ravioli press — impressive!)  The day after Dan got married his family hosted a pig roast and Dan’s father roasted a 122 lb pig.  It really was a blast.  After having all that fun, we were ready to stay home and relax on my birthday!!!


Skirt Steak with Roasted Tomato Chimichurri and Potatoes

 Frank Family Vineyards 2007 WInston Hill Red Rutherford

I love skirt steak but won’t buy it —  london broil is cheaper.  Sue told me “What are you kidding me?  Filet mignon is expensive, not skirt steak”.   Chimichurri is one of my favorites so when I saw this I had to make it — it’s kind of like really fancy ketchup.  The whole meal was a snap — more time to enjoy that wine and relax.  Sue said:  “Of course, it’s your birthday after all.”

About that wine … on one of our vacations in Napa we were having so much fun at the tasting we bought it without asking how much it cost.  (Maybe we were a little “loopy” from the tasting!)  I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face on the plane as we flew home and he was checking out his credit card receipts.  Let’s just say, the few bottles we purchased are waiting for special occasions.


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