Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pan-fried Sirloin Steaks Recipe, Rusty Stuff, and Wisconsin Barns

 Pan-fried Sirloin Steaks and Veggies

So the other day I had thawed these two sirloin steaks in the refrigerator overnight and wanted to grill them, but it turned out to be a very windy day, and we didn't want to start a fire on the deck, so I grudgingly got out a skillet to fry the steaks instead. I was tempted to pour lighter fluid on them to get the same taste, but decided against it. ;-)

 Penzey's Spices

BTW, Penzeys is a retail store. You won't find Penzey's spices in your grocery store. 

Okay, now to the recipe:

12" skillet
2 sirloin steaks
Olive oil
Orange or red sweet bell peppers
Asparagus (fresh, if you've got it)
Penzey's Old World Seasoning

Rub the two steaks with Penzey's Old World Seasoning. Sear them in some olive oil in the large skillet. Turn the heat down and continue to fry on low-medium heat. Add in the sliced onion, garlic, peppers. Stirfry the veggies in the skillet (You kind of have to work your way around the steaks). Turn the steaks to make sure they're brown on both sides. 

Slice some fresh asparagus and stirfry it into the veggies in the skillet. Cover the skillet for just a couple minutes to accumulate enough heat for the asparagus to get tender/crisp. Don't leave it covered very long or the asparagus will cook beyond recognition.

Salt and Pepper (or Cayenne) to taste.

We liked this meal and loved the Penzey's Old World Seasoning. I texted my daughter and asked if she'd used Penzey's Old World Seasoning on beef, since the label does not suggest using it on beef. She had and loved it. Always good to have advice just a text away.


"Now here's something we hope you'll really like!

 Another granary and old fuel tank on the farm
The fuel was often kept under lock and key

 The handy old wheelbarrow resting against the garden shed

 A new heat-resistant lobelia and nearby coleus
on our newly-found rusty step stool

If it hadn't been for all you inspirational, wonderful, rust-loving folk out there, I might have been tempted to do something drastic - like sand and paint the thing!

 Truck accident (and tow chain) found under the yew bush on our deck

Storing haybales (r.) and corn (l.)

Red barn turned local nursery

Rust and lichen on a tongue

Anyone know what this is? It has brilliant orange flowers, and
I wish I had seen it before I was leaving the nursery.


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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of the following: Treasure Box Tuesday  and Rubbish Tuesday and Tuesday with a Twist and  Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage)  and   Tweak it Tuesday and Adorned From Above  and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and  Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Junkin' Joe and Vintage Inspiration Friday and A Favorite Thing Saturday 


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh first off that looks so delicious and I am very very hungry now.
The photos are incredible that old truck is a wonderful find. Love the shade of red of the building. Hug B

podso said...

It seems like you never run out of barns or rust to show! You have a roving camera! Your dinner looks delicious!

Primitive Stars said...

Love love love it all, red barns, rusty old goodies, flowers and food, Blessings Francine.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

I'm smelling those steaks. No idea what the sauce is, but it doesn't matter! Just add a nice glass of Shiraz and commune gently. Plant looks familiar - but probably not in Britain. I take it the snow's gone, then?

Dicky Bird said...

First, LOVE Penzey's spices. Nice pictures!

Amy Burzese said...

I just love all your barnage and rusty stuff! And, I've been wanting one of those exact stools for a while. I just don't want to pay $45 for one.

The Cranky said...

Do you allow Hoosiers at your table, because that certainly looks delicious! The Great Scot has been dreaming about steaks of late; think I should be a softie and fix him one? (You know I'm going to, lol.)
Beautiful photos, I especially loved the wee truck!

Cheryl said...

I don't think that I should be drooling over steak this early in the day...but here I am nonetheless.

More fun rusty finds...especially the wee truck! :)

Vee said...

Love Rusty Tuesdays around here, though I confess that I would be sanding a spraying if it were going to be in the house; otherwise, it could rust away happily. I have a very rusty spring wreath doing just that. Come to think of it, I am tempted to spray it.

Wish I knew the name of the plant. Should I happen to learn, I'll check back. (I am finally off to the nursery today.)

Jackie McGuinness said...

Great set of photos!! LOVE the truck!

Debby Ray said...

First of all, that steak looks AMAZING! I don't think I have heard of Old World seasoning... wonder if you can get it here in NC? Wonderful photos of all the yummy rusty things and those lovely red barns...oh my goodness...just turn me loose in the country and never let me find my way home!!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Those steaks and veggies look delicious! The red barn just makes me happy.

Paulette said...

I have never heard of Penzey seasoning before. Going to have to see if I can find someone in my area that carries it.

Tanya Breese said...

oh your dinner looks so yummy! i've never heard of penzey's before...i'm going to have to see if we have it here...love your rusty shots, especially the one with the step stool, and the barns!

nookworm said...

I shall ask our "old time hardware" store if they carry Penzey's spices. They have EVERYTHING else! Your rusty things are wonderful to see as I am very oriented to using old stuff.

marilyn said...

really enjoyed the visit here today...of course the food post has made me hungry...and just love all your old and rust photos

Diane said...

Love all the photos, especially the flowers on the stool-- super! My dad has an old tow chain-- aren't they huge??!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That looks delicious and I am really hungry right now. Love the old barn turned nursery and the old rusty stool!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely rusty old stuff (laughed at the truck accident and chain). great red barn!

Chatty Crone said...

I have made myself a copy of that recipe.

I love everything. Some of those rusty things you could use in a garden.

marilyn said...

to answer your question...I am using an Elderberry blossom stem to to the 'ink' drawing...feathers do much nicer work but one wasn't available...the photos are older photos...the Elderberry here are just putting forth the tight buds.

Susie said...

The steak look very good. I love all the old items in the photos. Love your barn pics. xoxo,Susie

Lois said...

Now I'm hungry after seeing that first picture! I love all the pictures, especially the old rusty fuel tank. It reminds me of the fuel tank we had next to our house when I was growing up. It was much smaller though!

Rose said...

Now, I am starved after seeing that first pic....I now declare it illegal to post food pics with Rubbish Tuesday...LOL It does look and sound soooo good.

I love the photos for the meme...every single one of them!

Terri D said...

Wonderful photos of rust stuff. I don't know what those lovely flowers are. Your steak and veggies look delicious!

Valerie said...

Those steaks look yummy! Love the pic of the old toy truck. =)
Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Red Rose Alley said...

This steak dish with the spices looks so delicious. My husband makes something similar to this at times, and it's yummy. I absolutely love this picture of the old red barn. It's so charming.

Have a wonderful week.


Roan said...

I just came home for lunch. Starving. The sirloin steaks look wonderful! You found some great rusty things. I can't decide which I like best, but that step stool..so glad you didn't refinish it. Thanks for linking up!

Donna Wilkes said...

Paint and sand - oh, no, Mr. Bill! Love the old truck with the tow chain. Rust and lichen on tongue sounds like a delicious recipe. And speaking of delicious - those steaks! I had to read the Bullwinkle quote aloud in his voice.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

We've both had steaks on our minds ("great minds" and all that!) this week, but I'm distracted by all that wonderful country stuff you've photographed!

camp and cottage living said...

The bean soup I had planned for supper tonight sure doesn't look too appetising now that I've read your post, Judy!
I love all the rusty garden décor you shared today-definitely my style.
The orange flowers look like some sot of lilies to me.

Balisha said...

Love seeing these old barns. Your meal looks delicious. We had a steak dinner planned for the grill too....and then it rained. I had to prepare them inside. Wish I had this recipe then....I had the peppers on hand and we would have loved the steaks fixed this way.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's getting late, but my mouth is watering just looking at that lovely steak and veggies. Yum! Your photos are wonderful, too!

Bossy Betty said...

I love your pictures!

Sarah said...

So many things to look at I do't know where to start!

Beautiful photos - I especially love the colours in the one of the Barn with the fuel tank.

Denise said...

Thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious.

Unknown said...

Lovely photos and that dish looks very tasty. I love the pictures of the barn and the old things

Donna said...

Love all of the photos of rustic things! And the recipe sounds delicious. We've been using Penzy's spices for decades and are very pleased customers. We wouldn't dream of making homemade soup, for example, without their soup bases.


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