Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dinner for One . . .



We tried local grass feed beef steak burgers for the first time, they were amazing!  We met Richard Piper of  Piper Ranch Beef at a Farmer's Market in Scarborough, Maine last week, bought the beef and took the steak burgers home to Massachusetts.  When you have a moment check out Richard's link.  I hear Richard is going to be at the Sunday farmers market in So. Portland, so we'll be able to splurge on delicious steak burgers throughout the winter!

So, I was "home alone" because my husband had to make a special trip to Maine to close the crawl space - we were supposed to be getting a snow storm - in October!  So to be safe he and Duke (our dog) made the trip.  I had to work, so I didn't go.


For dinner I grilled a steak burger, toasted an "everything" bagel, grilled sweet onion, and mushrooms, then topped it off with a slice of gorgonzola cheese and some ketchup.  It was probably the best burger I've ever tasted!


For my beverage, I had a glass of Cupcake Malbec.  If you enjoy red wine, you'll love this smooth Argentine red.  It's become my favorite!  It also goes well with burgers!

Happy Cooking!

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In case you're wondering, we did get that snow storm Thursday evening, it was minor.  Then this past Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning we were slammed with a Nor'Easter!  It dropped 6-8 inches of snow in my town, some areas received 24 inches of snow!  There was no Trick-O-Treating!  Our town looks like a war zone!  We were fortunate, we only went without power for 31 hrs.  All my siblings are running generators or wood stoves, except one, she has heat!  Most of my town is still without power - it's going to be at least another 3 days for them!

32 comments:

  1. I think its wonderful you made yourself such a special treat, and poured your wine in a pretty glass,
    made your night special.
    Love your new header too
    xx
    julie

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  2. OMG that sounds amazing - a burger on an everything bagel ..... Genius! (minus the onion)
    That October storm was ridiculous.

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  3. Yes, grass fed beef is very good and steak burgers are a real treat.
    I just picked up my new chest freezer tonight to accommodate 1/2 a beef (locally raised and grass fed).

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  4. omg...soooooooooooooper tempting n inviting presentation..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  5. Grass feed beef is so tasty. I would probably pass on the Gorgonzola, but the caramelized would be divine. And, I like your choice of wine. Stay warm!

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  6. Could you make two and I will be right over? YUMMY!

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  7. I'm so sorry that you got hit so hard with that rotten storm. Everyone is raving about how long it's taking the power to come back on. As one radio talk show host said, "It wasn't like this in the Blizzard of '78!" What do you suppose is going on?

    On a cheerier note, your hamburger for one looks delicious!

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  8. That looks fantastic! Glad to hear everyone has weathered the storm!

    ~Chris

    PS thanks for the tip on the "cupcake" wine... I've seen this one and wondered...

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  9. That burger looks amazing. I would never have thought about putting it on a bagel. I'm a having a glass of Cupcake Red Velvet right now.

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  10. The burger sounds scrum,scrum,scrumptious. Mmm mmm mm

    We got slammed with LOTS of snow but guess what? No power outages, thanks to the Lord.

    Gosh, never heard of that cupcake wine. Where do you buy it? Does the supermarket that carries wine have it? Just curious.

    Take care. Hope all is well now. Susan

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  11. Cupcake wine sounds rather sweet, but that's probably just the name, or you wouldn't have matched it with a burger, right?
    Some people here say that we can expect the snow (probably without much of the storm) in about 2 1/2 weeks in our part of the planet. Well, I hope not! I can't remember when we last had a power outtage. Must be more than 20 years ago.

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  12. the burger looks great I have had that wine and it is sooo good. Here in Boston there was a minor dusting but fine.
    Cathy

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  13. Honey we read all about it. I hope you're keeping safe!!! That burger looks heavenly but then anything in a begel is my idea of perfection!

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  14. Looks so good, I never thought to put a burger on a bagel! Long haul without power for days, lost if for a week last during a Nor'easter, we ended with a generator. Glad you are doing ok.

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  15. That's my idea of a gourmet dinner...putting a steak burger on an everything bagel is brilliant!
    Glad you weathered the storm, we lost power for a couple of days, but now everything's back to normal.

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  16. This bagel is amazing and gorgonzola is divine!!!
    Happy dinner ;-)

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  17. That looks like the perfect dinner for one! I landed at JFK during that snowstorm.

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  18. Sooo did you lose power? Wewere soo lucky! Two feet plus of snow, but the power lines held, God bless them!


    As for your burger ... true inspiration that Gorgonzola and everything bagel! Talk about a spicy gooey medley for that beef! Oh, Amercans and their cheeseburgers, huh?

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  19. Now that's a delicious way to have dinner alone! What a crazy snowstorm. Hope your hubby made it back and forth alright!

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  20. Winter is determined to arrive before its time.

    I smiled. You know how to enjoy meal alone, its awesome. All enjoyed with a glass of wine too.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  21. I would love that meal, too! I love a really good bagel! We're going to Bruegger's bagels to get some bagels to take back to Florida! heehee! ♥

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  22. A PERFECT dinner for one and I often do the same thing when I am home alone ~ wonderful looking burger, and pass a glass of wine please!

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  23. What a wonderful dinner for one

    and

    what awful weather - hope you and yours keep well and warm!

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  24. That sounds so yummy! I hope everyone has their power back on by now.

    What a freak storm that was, hope we don't have a repeat any time soon!

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  25. Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  26. Sound and look amazing dear! gloria

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  27. I'd never thought about cattle farming in Maine. Thanks for the link to their site - I'd never heard of that breed before. As we drove around, we were near their place during our trip in May.

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  28. Aren't power cuts awful! We had a one for a few hours last week. Your burgers looks lovely and a great idea to pop it into a bagel!

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  29. That surprise snow storm walloped so many communities in the NE! We were fortunate not to have too much accumulation and few downed tree limbs or loss of power. It may be a very long winter..lol!

    The sandwich and the wine sound very appetizing!

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  30. So happy that you are ok; my sister in law in New Hampshire was without power for a few days. I love that you took time to make yourself a wonderful meal. never heard of this wine, but will keep an eye out. Thanks.
    Rita

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  31. Did you know that once upon a time there was a cafe in downtown NY near Pearl St that was an everything on a bagel place? My husband and I would go in there and have a bagel burger and on occasion I would actually have lox and cream cheese on a bagel. I am also a big fan of Malbec...my latest favorite! Your bagel dinner looks delicious.

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  32. I'm so surprised to hear that your burgers were that good. Psychologically, I feel better eating GF beef, but it's drier and tougher than grain fed beef.

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