Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Spinach Salad and a Prime Rib Sandwich

Today is National Comfort Food Day and the weather is terrible here in NJ (just above freezing and rainy)! I'm sure that it is snowing in other parts of the State. The perfect day for comfort food. I have lots of favorite comfort foods (generally cheesy, high caloric foods :) but I was really in the mood for a steak sandwich. I rarely eat red meat but every once in a while I really crave it. The butcher had beautiful, thinly sliced, prime rib. I sauteed an onion and sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil. I seasoned the onions and mushrooms with salt, fresh pepper, and some fresh thyme. I added the thinly sliced meat after the onions and mushrooms were cooked and lastly added grated gruyere cheese. Served it on toasted rolls. Heavenly!

I also made The Pioneer Woman's Spinach Salad. It was fantastic! I love how Ree fixed what I don't like about most spinach salads, namely raw red onions and uncooked mushrooms. Carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms are so much better. Perfect! Happy Saturday!


  1. At least you just had rain. I was in the city today and I was pelted with a mix of cold icy rain/snow and then when I arrived home to the Hudson Valley I was greeted with snow....uggg such a cold day. This would have been perfect to warm me up.

  2. Jen,
    That prime rib sandwich is over the top!
    What a nice snowy weekend we had here North of you in NJ.

  3. I don't know what looks more amazing, the salad or the sandwich! I think I'll need one of each! :)

  4. Oh what a great idea about cooking the onions and mushrooms for the salad! I hate raw onions and mushrooms, so that salad may just turn me! And the sandwich looks great, too!