thanks everyone, for your replies
, as well as your sympathy.
qsis, what can i say? we may not have hit bottom yet. if the boss fires torre, i think there'll be a mutiny.
andy, the meat is very lean, so i was pretty wary of long cooking methods.
can stroganoff made quickly, or does it require a long braise? i've never made it before, but must have eaten it a thousand times.
aera, some kind of fresh red sauce, lika a pizzaola might work. good one.
college cook, thanks for the idea/info. i'm definitely going to make the shiitake butter, yum.
i hadn't thought of using it in a pasta dish as pasta is ever-present at our meals - as a side, but rarely as a full course. i have some fresh criminis at home, so they may be destined for this dish later this week.
you've given me another idea: to sear it, then toss with fusilli, oil, hot pepper flakes, and evoo.
auntdot, the stir fry, like steak kew, is a great idea. so is a cottage pie, or the hash. thank you!
jeekinz, steak and eggs it is! oh man, i'm drooling for it now. i'm working 'till 8am, so the house should smell good by 9-ish, tomorrow morning.
thanks again everyone.