Because we've got a lot of dining out coming up in the next few days (last night at Pazo, a belated birthday dinner for my brother; tonight and the rest of the weekend at assorted restaurants in Ocean City), Mr Minx and I decided to stay at home for our anniversary. We did stop by the Belvedere Market to pick up a sirloin from Ceriello's and both a peach tart and a flour-less chocolate cake with banana at Atwater's.
I seared the steak on both sides in a hot pan, then put the pan in a 350° oven for fifteen minutes, then I made a nice pan sauce with onions and button and oyster mushrooms. Mashed potatoes with sour cream, horseradish, and chives, and a salad with goat's cheese, Granny Smith apples, and toasted walnuts rounded out the meal. Mmm, mmm good!
We split the tart and the chocolate thingy, garnishing both with a scoop of pretty decent "Simply Enjoy" brand French vanilla gelato (from Giant; I want to try the pistachio next time), and washed it down with a bottle of Brachetto d'Acqui.
All in all, a very good meal on a very good day.