Classy dinner. You need it in your life. I know you think living on grilled cheese and pasta is working out for you, but it’s not.
Let me give you an example. I wear glasses and a pony tail almost every day. But one day I had an important meeting with someone who had never seen me before and I didn’t want her to judge me as a dirty hipster. So I took off my glasses and fixed my hair. Then after our meeting I ran to my second home, whole foods.
Turns out, the men behind the meat counter treat you a little differently when you don’t look like a dirty hipster, too. They’re all “Let me come out from behind this meat counter to show you our different canadian bacons.” I didn’t have the heart to tell him “Dude, I have a husband who has really great hair and doesn’t wear a bloody apron all day. Just point me to Niman Ranch.”
Bless his helpful heart. So I entertained a diatribe about Canadian bacon for a few minutes and I thought to myself. “Wow girl, people are nice to you when you take off your huge glasses and shower. Who knew?”
The same thing goes for a proper dinner. You live your life making grilled cheese and easy mac and think “This is alright” but then you make a nice dinner and you remember how good it feels to not be such a shlump.
While this dinner isn’t necessarily quick, it is very hands off, easy and delicious. It’s a great way to ease back into classy dinner. I suggest you try it, and evidently showering, since that seems to be helpful in life as well.
- Beef Tenderloin - 1, 2 pounds
- dijon mustard - 1/2 cup
- corriander - 1/2 teaspoon
- salt and pepper - 1 teaspoon each
- garlic - 2 cloves, diced
- vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons
- Tomatoes on the vine - 5
- thyme - 4 sprigs, freshly chopped
- olive oil - 2 tablespoons
- salt and pepper - 1/2 teaspoon, each
- garlic - 1 clove, diced
- balsamic vinegar - 2 tablespoons