A teeny-tiny organic grass-fed sirloin (that was totally worth the price) along with some sauteed string beans and roasted potatoes.
A couple of steaks marinating in soy sauce, dark soy sauce, garlic, scallions, and crushed red pepper.
This really needs no words, does it?
When you have a surplus of potatoes, make your own chips!
When its 2 AM, you’ve had a few drinks with the guys, and all the good diners are closed. What do you do? Get the designated driver to go to Quick Chek and bring back pork roll, eggs, and rolls, and whip up some of New Jersey’s classic breakfast sandwiches (and also superb hangover preventatives).
When you can never get your homemade pizza to come out round, so you make them rectangle and call them flatbread to spare the hit to your ego.
Even the leftovers from Portuguese Manor turn into a gourmet meal.
I don’t like meatballs, but I make a mean meatball parm. #terribleitalian
The golden beauty of fried plantains.
A pan-seared lamb steak with some garlic-lemon potatoes on the side. It was delicious, and so easy to make.
A crock of homemade Crab Imperial. With all the mayo, eggs, and butter, I was expecting it to be as decadent as I have had in restaurants. While it was still very good, I will save such a luxurious item for dining out (though making it myself was indeed much cheaper).
Smothered Chicken. I tried to mimic the dish I used to get at the old Poet’s Inn in Matawan. Grilled chicken covered with onions, mushrooms, provolone cheese, and thrown under the broiler.