The search for digital content and a Saturday Costco run

Cutting the cord on cable creates a situation where finding content over the air waves becomes very challenging. Over the air (OTA) content does not support on demand viewing. Finding a source of on demand content without a cable or satellite subscription requires turning to either physical media or internet content. For example, anybody with a Netflix subscription could easily push play on “How Beer Saved the World” which happens to be an amusing 2011 documentary about beer. This creates a scenario where new content has to be described. For better or worse the exposure to new content involves experiencing a combination of entertaining and disappointing content.

Dinner tonight will involve grilling some steaks imported to the great State of Colorado from McGonigle’s Market in Kansas City. Grilling outside will be possible today thanks to some surprisingly warm January weather. Before the grilling process begins a few large baking potatoes will be placed in the over at 350 degrees for about an hour. The potatoes will receive a couple ventilation holes courtesy of a fork and they will probably be given a lite coating of Lawry’s seasoning salt. One large question about dinner still remains. Will the requisite vegetable side dish be grilled, baked, or sautéed.  A quick visit to a Whole Foods Market on the way to Costco will quickly answer the vegetable side dish question.

Who has a great steak rub mixture they would be willing to share? The following recipe is for entertainment (and or educational) purposes only and should not be misconstrued as professional culinary advise. The steaks from McGonigle’s Market were allowed to reach room temperature then grilled over charcoal while it was snowing.

Outback Down Under Inspired Steak Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

This recipe includes a limited amount salt. Please adjust the salt level based on personal preference. The recipe yields 5 1/2 teaspoons of seasoning or about enough rub for 4 steaks.