dinner at chez Jay

Make no mistake, Jay and I enjoyed our balls-to-the-wall, pinkies-up experience at Quince, but we also wanted to celebrate in a way more true to our everyday selves. On our actual anniversary, we made a simple homemade dinner and had a quiet night in.

Jay took the lead in the kitchen, breaking in his new cast iron skillet with two gorgeous grass-fed rib-eye steaks. He made the entire meal, from throwing together a custom spice rub to roasting the vegetable accompaniments. The man even uncorked the bottle of wine; all I had to do was light some candles and sit back. Yeah, I know. (Insert Emoji with hearts for eyes here.)

Jay’s steak rub


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tumeric
  • 2 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper


Mix all spices together in a small bowl. Rub into meat, distributing evenly. The amount listed makes a large batch — for reference, enough for 6 rib-eye steaks.

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