Good music should be turned on and danced to, a good glass of sparkling water with lemon (or a glass of wine, if you prefer) should be poured, and things will just naturally fall into place. Making a meal is like life. You should enjoy the journey.
On another note, here is a dish that should not be rushed. If you give it time to let the flavors mellow and meld, it will be well worth the wait.
Steak and Sweet Onion Sandwich
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook
3/4 lb. top sirloin steak
1 sweet onion (I prefer Walla Walla, but Vidalia or Maui work fine too), sliced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
roasted red peppers, if desired
4 slices good sourdough bread, toasted
1. Season steak with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saute pan over med-high heat. Sear steak for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your steak. Remove from pan and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
2. Lower heat to med-low and add onion slices. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Stir Dijon mustard in with the onions. Remove from heat.
3. To assemble sandwiches, slice steak thinly across the grain. Top 2 slices of bread with steak slices, then onions, followed by red peppers and salad greens. Top with other 2 slices of bread and eat!
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