New Year, New Blog

Okay guys….I’ve tried this blog 3 times and I really, really, really want to stick with it this time!  Welcome to my hodgepodge of a life. Let’s start at the very beginning (of the year), as Julie Andrews says, a very good place to start.

NEW YEARS EVE. Sometimes when I’m left to my own devices I start channeling my inner Martha Stewart and think up elaborate meals and/or craft projects.

I’m still a little under the weather so I wasn’t in the mood to go out.  And I feel terrible leaving this little guy image alone trembling to the sound of fireworks all night.


I set out to make french onion soup and grill some NY strip steaks. And since I can’t leave well enough alone, I made salad with homemade Caesar dressing. So, I fired up the myriad of devices that connect to the internet, and set out to find some recipes.  Hope you enjoy – I did!

So wash your hands and let’s get started.


I wasn’t particularly interested in dealing with raw eggs, so this recipe cheats a bit and uses mayo. Here’s the link to the recipe where I found it online.



  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I found that I didn’t need to add salt at all, the anchovy paste and cheese provided plenty of salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (I probably used close to 1/2 tsp)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined. Taste and adjust to your liking. The dressing will keep well in the fridge for about a week.

And, the best part about making all of that food, leftover steak Caesar salad!


And, only because I don’t want to bore you to death on my first post.  I’ll just link the french onion soup recipe here.

Hope you have a delicious New Year!

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