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Victory Steak, Vegetables, & Potatoes for New Year's Celebrations & Preparation | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

Gold: that's the name of the game.


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I may have mentioned this once before, but steak is absolutely my favorite meal. A properly cooked steak (in this house, that means rare), with delicious vegetables and a hearty helping of potatoes on the side... it represents the perfect meal to me.


And while I know we may associate steak with summer, what with the grilling and all that, honestly, I always make the steak just fine right in a stainless steel pan and never have any trouble. It's also a meal that screams special occasion to me, given how I usually don't buy this kind of meat on principle of the price. We're a chicken and ground meat and sausage house, y'know? However, I got it in my head that I wanted to make a meal worth having a good fuss and celebration around it, and that's how we got this lovely plate.


With cold-season vegetables like beets, squash, and Brussels sprouts, as well as some savory-sweet potatoes and rosemary fresh from the now frosted garden for our steak butter, this meal here is cozy, filling, nutritious, and of course, magical. Specifically, we're focusing on golden beets, rosemary, pomegranate, and honey to bring us the magical New Year's feelings we want to end 2023 and start 2024 with. I know we still have Christmas to get through—and by all means, make this a last minute Christmas meal—but it's good to start planning for that year-end bananza.


Let's take a look.

Magic in New Year's Victory Steak

As I said right in the beginning: gold. That's our color for the night, because it's a color that represents all good things: wealth, sunshine, joy, peak energy. It's present especially in our honey and our golden beets, whose yellow color and age-old associations with good luck, vitality, health, and power make them the pins holding the meal theme up. Moreover, with pomegranate and rosemary there, you know you also have the fertility, protection, healing, and divinatory skill needed to smoothly transition from one calendar year to the next. They add those fresh and bold flavors, and the rosemary, being evergreen, is the perfect thing to remind us of how we need to keep green and powerful even through the dark season.


With the Sun still here in our food for these dark winter months, and Mercury to help with our goals and communication, this meal hits the exact notes you want: ones of healing, preparing for a new year, and shaking off the old year. The elements fire and air keep your inner energy stoked and burning as you get ready for another humming, active spring, too. Endings and new beginnings mean merriment is in order, and this meal will help!


New Year's Victory Steak


Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Makes 3-4 servings


Ingredients:

  • 3-4 sirloin steaks

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 7 cloves of garlic

  • 1 onion

  • 113g honey

  • 1lb baby potatoes

  • 1lb Brussels sprouts

  • 1 1/2 large golden beets

  • 1/2 a squash

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp clove

  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary

  • 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp mustard

  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder

  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper

  • 1 cup crushed pecans

  • 1 cup pomegranate arils

  • Olive oil

  • Salt & pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. Cut beets and peeled squash into cubes, then cut Brussels sprouts in half and lay veggies on a sheet pan.

  2.  Drizzle vegetables with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  3.  Melt one stick of butter and mix with honey.

  4.  Combine butter boney with mustard, crushed red pepper, onion powder, & garlic powder

  5. Wash and cut potatoes in half, then mince 3 cloves of garlic. Add to a baking dish and coat in butter honey mixture.

  6.  Bake veggies and potatoes at 375 for one hour, flipping every 15min.

  7.  In the last 15 minutes, prep steaks by salting and peppering.

  8.  Melt the rest of the butter in a pan and fry remaining garlic cloves and rosemary until fragrant.

  9.  Add steak to pan, then add crushed pecans to a new pan and toast on low.

  10.  Cook steaks to your preference, basting with butter, then let rest for 10min.

  11.  Plate your meal, then garnish veggies with pecans and pomegranate arils.


I feel like when you can pull off a meal like this, you know you're a damn good cook. The flavors worked wonderfully together, rich and spiced and savory and succulent, and while it takes some focus, it also pays off majorly in the end. Celebrate your holiday season right with this delicious meal, and make sure you open 2024 with a bang! ♥

 

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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.


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