03 March 2012

BEEF. It's what's for dinner.

Last month, I didn't see my husband for most of it. I honestly think I saw him for four days. Mainly, due to me being in California, and him "pretending" to be Border Patrol for most of it. I asked him how the mission was, "Hopefully, not again anytime soon." Well, okay then. Anywho, he's back, and I couldn't be more pleased. To celebrate, I was planning on making him a delicious dinner. When I picked him up on the first day, he was starving, so we just picked something up to take home. So I planned on Thursday. Nope. Typical Army "just kidding, you don't get your husband back." *sigh* Fine. Friday rolls around. What's that? I can finally make him his "welcome home" dinner?! Excellent. AND IT WAS GOOD.

Now you know why I got the Filet Mignon. To be honest, I've cooked steak ONCE in my life, and it was on a grill. So, I decided to do something a little different, thanks to a pin I found on Pinterest. Restaurant Style, it says. I adapted this to my own needs. I used 1/2 a cup of butter, and Penzey's Chicago Steak Seasoning, and that's it. I rubbed my steaks down with the seasoning, and threw them in the melted butter, 2 minutes on each side. While they were searing, I spooned butter ontop.

Then, I put them in the 400°F oven, while still in the skillet, and baked them for 10 minutes, flipping them over at the five minute mark. Turned out beautiful. I wanted them to be medium, but they were more than medium and less than medium well. But, they were still amazing.

Oh, baby yes.

With them, I chopped up the broccoli that came in the same box , and steamed it. (Cheese on it for Brian's) and then my new favorite mashed potatoes, introduced to me by JG. Holy crap, creamed cheese in mashed potatoes is AMAZING. I believe she said she got it from Pioneer Woman, because that's where I found it when I looked it up afterwards, after forgetting her directions. (oops.) Creamy Mashed Potatoes. I only had three pounds of potatoes, so I used half a bar (stick?) of cream cheese. I also only used two tablespons of butter, and used milk. I'm not sure how much milk I used, just because I'd put splashes in there when I thought I needed it. Though, I did put seasoned salt. Mmmm. Brian was super impressed. He added bacon and cheese which just made them sinful. 

Overall I was very pleased with my "welcome home" dinner. And Brian was very pleased. Which, in the end, was my wanted result. On a happy note, I still have a pound of filet mignon left. 

Hopefully, I'll get some blueberries soon. My brother has given me a recipe and DEMANDED that I make them. Don't worry. I'll give you the recipe directions EXACTLY as he gave them to me.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to try that steakhouse cooking method. Especially now that our grill is on the fritz.

    And that hospital comment may or may not have been directed at anyone in particular. Just as a general principle. :)