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If I Strip for You Will You Strip for Me?

Published on: 05-10-2017

Now there’s a way to get you to read my blog, right? Well before you get your shorts all in a bunch, stay with me for a minute. I’m on a bit of an 80s nostalgia kick. No reason in particular.

No, that’s a lie. There are lots of reasons, actually. First of all, my eldest daughter just got back from the trip of a lifetime to Israel – the same trip I went on when I was 15 in 198…never mind. And now she’s graduating from middle school in a week so that means she’s going to high school. No more elementary school. No more noodle art. No more pajama day. No more swim team (we actually never did that but it fits with the theme of my post so don’t judge). No more things you do when your kids are little that you can’t wait to never have to do again but now you really won’t have to do them again so you’re sad that you’ll never get to do them again.

So yah, I’m thinking about the 80s. A time when I made mixed tapes with songs from Adam Ant and Squeeze and John Cougar Mellencamp (he wasn’t just John Cougar then) and a splash of George Winston. Tapes that I find in old boxes and my kids ask “What is that?” that look like this:

I actually have no idea what’s on here and no cassette player to ever find out.

So, I’m left with my nostalgia and that “Wow, life really does go by in a blink” feeling. Which it does. Really. Crazily. How does that even happen when Mondays just seem to drag on?


I rarely eat steak. I almost never cook it. Mostly because I don’t know how. Or didn’t know how, I should say. But in honor of my daughter’s return to the USA and my very strong nostalgia from the 80s I decided it was a perfect thing to make. So I learned how. And man, it was good. No grill involved. Just one SIZZLING. HOT. PAN. And some Adam Ant on the Sonos.

We’re just following ancient history
If I strip for you will you strip for me?

My god, what were we thinking with this guy?


2 New York Strip steaks (fat trimmed)
Appx 1 Tbsp of each: Kosher Salt, Pepper, Coriander, Garlic Flakes, Paprika, Dill Weed, Thyme
2-3 splashes Worcestershire sauce
1 splash olive oil
few pats butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 400. Prepare your spices in a jar.
Wash and pat dry steaks.
Splash each steak with some Worcestershire sauce and then sprinkle with appx. 1 TBSP each of spice mixture. Do this on both sides of steak and then leave out for appx. 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, take a cast iron pan or pan that can go both on stove and in oven (not a non-stick pan!) and heat on stove on medium high. When pan is super hot drizzle olive oil on one side of steaks and sear in pan. **Turn on FAN and open windows so fire alarm doesn't go off 3 TIMES!! Also, don't turn steaks. Sear just one side on medium high for about 3-4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, flip steak and turn heat on stove OFF! Then, add a few pats of butter or margarine to the other side of the steaks.
Take the hot pan and immediately put into the oven which should be at 400 by now. Leave in the oven for approximately 5-6 minutes for medium steaks. Leave for 2-3 minutes if you want rare steaks. Remove from oven and let steaks sit a few minutes before cutting.
Serve with mashed potatoes and always a glass of Merlot. Now you understand why I wrote this?

I love Sour Patch Kids. I'd eat Ranch dressing on my shoe. My kids think I like my computer more than I like them. I have road rage.
    • Denise
    • May 10, 2017

    Ha ha!!! You are hilarious. Can you please share what’s on your mixed tape so we can laugh more at my house? We have two very small children who wouldn’t know what Adam Ant was unless it was a Disney Cartoon!! Love your blog.

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