I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! We spent the week before Christmas in the mountains, in the snow! Since my husband and I both grew up in Florida, we think snow i s the coolest thing ever! We have a tradition every winter of escaping the heat and humidity of Florida for a winter snow filled mountain getaway.
Our Christmas was quiet and relaxing filled with lots of toys and cookies. My kids are are spending the week playing with their new toys and making a huge glorious mess. I know moms hate mess, but I love it too, the alternative of a sparkly house with no kids isn’t something I ever want.
Now our focus is planning a New Year’s celebration. Our tradition in our family is to eat rich on New Year’s eve to celebrate our blessings of the previous year, and then eat frugally on New Year’s Day to respect our Southern heritage, to remember our poor share-cropping grandparents and to hopefully bring luck to the new year. This year is no different, I’ve ordered the best steaks from Snake River Farms to celebrate New Year’s eve.
I already ordered earlier in December from them and the steaks were absolutely perfect. We ordered filet mignons. Their filets are wet-aged 21+ days for improved flavor and texture and hand cut by a master butcher. These steaks are perfect on the grill with just a little salt and pepper. The best beef needs only simple seasoning.
To go along with these steaks I just served a simple Caesar salad and a loaded baked potato with a twist. The green garnish you see isn’t onion, it’s fresh chopped jalapeño and it’s glorious! You have to try it if you like spicy foods, you won’t be disappointed!
Ordering these steaks could not have been easier. Right now I’m ordering for New Year’s on Snake River Farms. They have this awesome New Year’s Party Pack I really want to try out.
I love being able to shop at small merchants this time of year whether they are in my home town or across the country.
Their shipping is a breeze. The steaks are shipped frozen and arrive either frozen or at least cold if live in the deep hot south like we do. To check out, I just use PayPal to securely complete my transaction. They make shopping small too easy!
By choosing to shop small this holiday season, you can support small businesses while supporting a local economy. You can also find more unique and quality gift options at small businesses which is one thing I love. And by using PayPal you can do it from the comfort of your couch and all without getting up to track down your wallet!
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Yield: Serves 4
Cook until desired temperature over hot grill set to high heat. I recommend the rare side of medium rare at 115°.
Rare Red center, very cool 110°F
Medium Rare Red, warm center 120°F
Medium Pink throughout 130°F
Medium Well Pink center 140°F
Well Done No pink Not recommended
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