“Sleeping to escape reality…”

Ahh, precious, elusive sleep. I got maybe 5 hours Monday night. I went to bed before 10, stomped downstairs around 11:15, and finally crashed between 1 and 1:30 Tuesday morning. Fun times, I tell ya. Feckin’ insomnia. All day long, I had that heavy-lidded, slightly sick/I’m-coming-down-with-something feeling that always accompanies a lack of sleep.

Last night I made the decision while I was waiting for the repair guy to come out and look over our washer that I would NOT be cooking, and that we’d be heading out to eat. As usual these days, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings. Tonight, though, I decided we’d get back on track and I’d make a recipe that I came across in this month’s Food & Wine magazine–In an ad promoting travel to Peru, of all things.

Peruvian Steak & Potato Stir-Fry.

A nice twist on the traditional meat & potatoes combo that my husband and child seem to favor, that I’m trying desperately to move us away from, although if I could eat this every other night, I would do so happily. I inhaled a portion twice the size of what’s in the photo.

I would’ve liked to have tried the pickled jalapeƱos as the original recipe suggests, but I subbed one from our garden instead. It meant doing a tiny portion separate for the bambino, as I don’t think he’d’ve cared for the heat. I also ended up using dried cilantro, as I almost never keep fresh on hand.

It was good. Really good. Like, make-this-now good.
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I seriously cannot wait to get back to the grocery store, just so I can get another steak and make this ASAP. Or, like I told Jay, I’ll get two steaks so I can double the recipe!

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4 Replies to ““Sleeping to escape reality…””

  1. Looks great! The sauce actually looks light enough. Yum!
    It has been so hot, I have been opting to make pasta with veggies. I load up one cup of pasta with twice as many veggies and I don’t feel so deprived!
    3 days to wiegh in, are you still on it? I need some good ideas!

    • Indeed I am. I started to calculate the recipe out, and I’m going to guess it’s about 8 or 9 points/serving. Not horrible–And there’s a few other veggies in there! I’ve got a few more days till weigh-in…Hopefully I don’t fall off the wagon over the weekend!

  2. That looks really good! And my husband’s favorite type of french fries too. My subscription to Food & Wine just started — I got the October 2012 issue the other day. So much good stuff I don’t even know where to start.

    On the sleep thing, I’ve been having lots of issues too…finally started taking melatonin and it’s been helping so much the last couple of days.

    • It IS really good. I don’t usually get that excited about dishes, but I really cannot wait until I make this again. Ooh, I got my F&W a couple days ago, but haven’t looked through it yet. I find all sorts of good stuff in there!

      I probably should see a doctor about my insomnia…I’ve suffered with it for years & it runs in my family. I’ve just learned to live tired!

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