Cold outside? Janet has you covered!

 

Our September Dish is brought to you by our very own Janet Bender

Janet's warm, welcoming attitude will be there to greet you when you call. She provides specialized service to employers throughout the quoting and application process of their employee benefits coverage as well as individuals with inquiries about Medicare products and options. Experience her reliable, pleasant client service with each call you make.

When it comes to eating out, Janet enjoys visiting Gino's Italian Restaurant in Fond du Lac. "The service is excellent, and I love the atmosphere. My favorite thing to order is their Broiled Haddock. It is the best I have ever had. I also like their bread sticks." Need directions?

Eating in? Janet has a lovely Crockpot Beef Stew recipe that's perfect for those cold, snowy, Sunday afternoons. She pairs her stew with a loaf of hot homemade bread.


Easy Crockpot Beef Stew

Here's what you need:

  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut in cubes
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 packages McCormick Brown Gravy
  • 2 packages McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning

What to do:

  1. Peel and chop potatoes and onion.
  2. Place meat and vegetables in crock pot.
  3. Cover with water and stir in seasoning and gravy mix.
  4. Cook covered on high heat setting for 4-6 hours, or on low for 8-12.

Enjoy!


Ribeyes & Cocktails with the CEO

Our August Dish is brought to you by our very own CEO, Mike HierlMike Hierl

Mike is the 3rd generation owner of Hierl Insurance, Inc. with a strong insurance background and a desire to help others. When he isn't in the office, you can find him on the golf course perfecting his swing or pheasant hunting with his 2 labs.

When it comes to eating out, Mike enjoys the classic combo of pizza and caesar salad and Gino's Italian Restaurant in Fond du Lac is the place to get it. Need directions?

Eating in? Mike enjoys ribeyes and cocktails! His cocktail of choice would be a Brandy Old Fashioned Sour with olives and mushrooms. Now he wouldn't part with his ribeye recipe which we're sure is amazing, but have no fear! We do have one for you courtesy of Certified Angus Beef and it's sure to make your mouth water.


Classic Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak

Here's what you need:

  • 1 16-ounce ribeye steak
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 teaspoon peanut or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3-4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves, partially crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter

What to do:

  1. Place skillet in over and preheat oven to 450° F. Brush both sides of steak with oil and season with salt and pepper. When over is heated, carefully remove pan and plan on stovetop over medium heat.
  2. Place steak in skillet and sear for 2 minutes. Flip, top with garlic and thyme and place skillet back in oven for 6-7 minutes
  3. Put skillet back on stovetop over low heat. Flip steak, top with butter and carefully tilt pan while scooping melted butter, garlic and thyme to continually coat steak for 1-3 minutes. Confirm doneness with an instant read thermometer and pull from skillet at 120-125° F for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes and coat with browned butter before serving.