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.