We decided to eat in tonight, and I'm very glad we did. My wife prepared a couple of ribeye steaks that were as good as any steakhouse steak I've had in a very long time. All she added to the steaks was a good bit of kosher salt, and she then seared them in a cast iron skillet. All I had to bring to the meal was my appetite. I wish I'd thought to snap a picture of the steaks before I devoured most of my serving, but I was distracted by the aroma of freshly-cooked beef. The picture you'll see below is of the half of the steak she couldn't finish. Sorry for the mess, but I was interested in eating this steak, and taking a picture of it was definitely an afterthought.
After dinner, I went downstairs to my "keezer" and checked to see if my new keg of hard cider was fully carbonated. It was, so I dispensed the first gritty glassful and then poured myself a frosty mug full of my buddy Les Ault's new mulled cider. You can find the recipe for the cider at RocketScience Brewing. Les is calling this flavor "Suicider" and while I think I would still go for his berry cider on a hot day, I have to say this mulled cider did more than hit the spot on this cold night.
So tonight I had an outstanding steak and an awesome mug of cider. I'll have to start eating at home more often.
Here's a picture of my first mug of Suicider.