Usually, Jeannene is the one who buys steaks. I like them just fine, but they are really her thing. When she cooks, it's very frequently steak or pasta. So, she was terribly surprised when I came home with two beautiful porterhouse steaks the other day. She was nosing through the grocery bags and spied them, then pulled them out and said, in amazement, "When did you get so good at picking steaks? Wow, you got a really good deal on these!"
Yesterday evening, she reveled in the lovely weather as she grilled the steaks, rubbed with garlic salt, Maldon salt, and pepper, to perfection on our patio. I stayed inside, making white bean mash and a corn casserole that Jeannene loved. She said, "Now, this is Def Corn Five!" I was glad I'd made something that made up for her disappointment at the previous night's casserole. The recipe came from the Deen Brothers and can be found here. Personally, I'd've liked it better if I'd mixed the corn all the way into the cream cheese before baking and maybe added some garlic salt to it, but it was pretty good. The mash is a nice alternative to mashed potatoes. All you do is cook some minced garlic, lemon zest, and chopped fresh rosemary in a bit of olive oil until fragrant. Then, add a drained can of cannellini beans and heat through, mixing well. Finally, mash the beans with a wooden spoon or potato masher.