Ben and I have were forced by our apartment complex to get rid of our grill a few months ago. It’s some ordinance of the city of Waco. Anyway, one of Ben’s favorite meals (and the one thing he cooks) is steak. How can you make a good steak without a grill? Well, last night was our second attempt at searing the steaks in a hot pan on the stove and then finishing them off in a 500 degree oven for about 3 minutes. The verdict: not as good as a steak from the grill, but it turned out to be pretty good. We also had brie and crackers, a nice salad with feta cheese and pecans, and bread. The red wine we had was something we hadn’t tried before, a cabernet and shiraz blend from Pechuga. It wasn’t incredible, but it was good.