Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Food Day!

This meal was going to be made with love for my husband on Valentine's Day. That didn't happen. I intended to make it, but yesterday decided it wanted to be hectic so by the time dinner came around we decided to hit up our local Mexican restaurant. So that just means we get another nice meal today! It is like two Valentine's Days in a row. Who am I kidding? We eat fairly well most days. On the menu, Garlic Butter Steak, Parmesan Potatoes, Salad, Corn and Chocolate Cake (we did sample this last night)!

Garlic Butter Steak:

I am using my cast iron skillet for the steak. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for after you sear your steak. Searing the steak is very important. Keeps in all the yummy juices and gives the steak a nice crust. Make sure your steak has sat out for thirty minutes prior to cooking, and turn your burner on high, like smoking high. Salt your steak, add some oil (vegetable, peanut, grape seed but no butter or olive oil or it will burn) and place the steak in the pan. Let it sit for a minute on each side and then place in the oven until however you like it cooked. Mine is in there usually 10-12 minutes depending on thickness of steak. I like my steak medium. 

Now, for the garlic butter. Yum. Here are the ingredients:

  • Stick of butter, room temperature
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced fine
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sat

    When butter is room temperature mix all of the other ingredients with it in a bowl. Once mixed scrape onto plastic wrap and form a log. Pinch sides and place in the refrigerator. When ready to use and firm remove from plastic wrap and slice off a piece and place on the hot steak. Watch it melt into deliciousness! 

    Parmesan Potatoes (My Mom's recipe):


    • 3-4 potatoes peeled and cup into wedges
    • 1/4 cup of flour
    • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
    • Salt & Pepper
    • Stick of butter 

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees and put the stick of butter in the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan. Once the butter is melted take the pan out of the oven and set aside. Put the flour and parmesan in a bag (or bowl) shake salt and pepper into bag and add potatoes (a little at a time). Shake until coated and place the potatoes in the bottom of the pan with butter. Cook for 45 minutes flipping potatoes halfway through. I enjoy eating my potatoes dipped in ketchup, but they are good by themselves. 

      Both are SO simple but can be done for a special occasion!

      *Note: My husband said the garlic butter for the steak was like a gentle orgasm. Just a hint, but amazing at the same time. Ha!