I chose this week's CEIMB recipe - Beef with Rosemary and chocolate. I have been in TWD for about 6 months and in CEIMB for a month. This was by far the biggest disaster I've had in the kitchen. First, I could not find a 2 lb tenderloin. I went to three grocery stores close to my house and the smallest tenderloin I found was 5 lbs ($56). So, I bought two nine oz filets ($16).
Second, I planned to make this Sunday night so I could take my time. However, I ended up having to work on Sunday until around 7. We usually eat at 6. So, I was very rushed. I have never made beef if the oven and I was not surprised to learn that this is not my favorite way to cook meat. I way overcooked my steak- it had no pink at all. Brandon's was medium, but since it ended up taking TWO AND A HALF hours for the sauce to reduce, he ate his steak without the sauce. So, my pitiful picture is of one bite of my very well done filet with sauce. The sauce was really really good, but it took an incredibly long amount of time.
TWD was savory corn muffins. I really liked them and will definitely make them again. I'm having trouble with the pictures and will try again later.