While we were in Ithaca earlier this month, we ate pretty lavishly. And while we were eating lavishly, I was reminiscing with my sister about my time at Cornell, when I was so poor that I debated with myself whether I should eat my whole lunch (because I was still kind of hungry) or try to hold back so I could eat the leftovers as my dinner and save some money. It's funny thinking about it now, but when I was in school, eating on a budget was a real struggle because I'm a big fatso.
Had I known about marrow bones back then, I might've fared a little better. It's amazing how cheap they are considering that they're so delicious; the cheap to delicious ratio is zero. Plus, they are incredibly simple to whip up. It's totally something I could have easily done in between studying and partying while I was in school.
beef marrow bones
salt & pepper
Pop the pan into a 450F oven (or onto a low heat grill like I did) for 15 to 20 minutes or until the marrow is brown and soft.
For my lunch, I used ciabatta bread, drizzled the slices with olive oil, and toasted them in the oven just until the edges were golden.