Rib eye steak, onion, bleu cheese

Okay, a few days ago I showed you a recipe that sounded incredible.

Two recipes, in fact, Ree Drummond’s Rib Eye Steak w/ Onion and Bleu Cheese and her Monkey Bread.

Since I had to go food shopping yesterday and the rib-eyes were both on sale and cut just right (I prefer thin to thick), I went ahead and bought them, bought the onions, heavy cream and cheese.

Oh. My. GAWD.

It was one of those meals where the family is silent
except for groans of pleasure. I asked Elder Son whether he said thumbs up or down and all he could manage was “make this again!”

It’s rich, it’s flavorful, the onions are so creamy it’s almost like eating Fettuccine Alfredo (my husband wondered if an entree could be made out of them with a few other veggies…I say why not?). I made steamed asparagus to go on the side and what a meal!

The monkey bread also won raves. People made pigs of themselves until I decided to send half of the batch over to my neighbor who promptly cursed me and then dug in. Basically the monkey bread is like eating cinnamon buns, one luscious pull-apart mouthful at a time. Sinful. I’m going to confession today.

Lastly, simply because it was so easy,
I tried Ree’s Pots de Creme because I am a sucker, sucker, sucker for a 4-ingredient, 5 minute dessert that looks like you fussed.

May I say, OMG again, that stuff with a cup of Mystic Monk Coffee, and you’re not going to be thinking about dessert for a long time. And I now have to totally behave for the rest of the weekend.

But guys, try these recipes
, and note that Ree has a cookbook coming out in October that look fantastic (you can view some of it at that link). I have already ordered two copies, one for me and one for a gift, and I expect to give at least four copies of it for Christmas. That looks to be one fantastic cookbook.

Perhaps Ree Drummond will become “our” Julia Child. She’s saucy, funny, entertaining and damn, her recipes are out of this world.

For tonight, I am trying: Crispy Yogurt Chicken!

And I’m filing all future Ree Drummond posts under the category, American Genius

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