The ones I chose allowed me to accomplish 3 things I haven't done much:
1. follow a recipe exactly
2. cook red meat
3. use the wasabi I got for Christmas!
the menu was: Ginger Flank Steak, Wasabi Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, and Ginger-Poached Pears with Ricotta and Blueberries.
1. Shame on me for following the recipe too well. Rachel Ray has a good sense for flavors but stinks on her portion estimates and cooking times.
2. I'm unsure why I have been intimidated by cooking steak in the past-it's pretty easy.
3. It was all delicious, but I have lots of leftovers... anyone hungry?