So, I find that a lot of other people have something they do weekly so I’ve decided to do that as well. And I know that thousands of people post recipes, but cooking and baking is one thing that I am good at. So I’ve decided to start up Tasty Tuesday. But it won’t just be recipes. I thought that I’d highlight some other foods that I like that may be store-bought, or hard to find, or just kinda odd. So some of my favorite foods will featured as well as some of my experiments in the kitchen.
Last night I made a very classic steak dinner. I love steak. I am a midwestern girl and love Love LOVE steak. I think I could eat it every day. And I would if I could. But I know it’s not the greatest for me so I don’t. And it didn’t take me forever. About half an hour from start to finish. Anyway, here’s my dinner.
I love Trader Joe’s. It’s one of my favorite places. The majority of the food in this meal is from there. I especially love their filet mignon. And not just because it’s delicious, but they give you a huge piece. What I do is take a rolling-pin to it because usually, it’s very thick and the outside will be crisp while the inside is practically cold. I usually pound on it until it’s about 3/4″ thick (plus, it’s really stress relieving).
I can usually get three decent sized steaks out of it. Then I just salt and pepper it and pop it in the broiler. I usually use our lower broiler setting and cook the steaks for 8-9 minutes, flip, and cook for another 8-9 minutes. I love how steak tastes, so just a little salt and pepper are fantastic. I prefer sea salt, but that’s just what I like.
This would have been my drink with dinner, however, I have a doctor’s appointment this morning and didn’t want to have any alcohol last night. You never know what the doctor will want from you. Usually I’m not a beer person, but in the fall, I absolutely love hard cider. I got this one at Trader Joe’s also.
And here’s the potatoes for my mashed potatoes. I usually cut them up, place them in cool water, then turn the heat to high. I keep it on high, uncovered, until the water boils. I then turn the heat to medium, and put a lid on it. Not totally covering it, but at an angle so the steam can escape. Then, I let the potatoes cook between 15-20 minutes or until they are fork tender.
Once the potatoes are done and drained, I add a couple of tablespoons of butter and a little milk to make it creamy. Then, I add a little salt at a time until they are to the point that I like and just a dash of white pepper. I know some people who dislike white pepper, but this is how my mom made potatoes, and I continue to use it. But it really should be used sparingly because it is some potent stuff. Too much and you’ll definitely know it.