When is the last time you had or ordered a flank steak?  It is not a cut of meat that is often found on menus.  The coffee rub on the steak brings out all the best flavors, and over (s)mashed potatoes you may find it hard for this not to become one of your classic menus.

For dessert, if you do not follow my homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, use your own or buy some good quality cookies and heat for 5-7 minutes in the oven to make them warm.  Serve with the vanilla ice cream and everyone will be happy.