Posts Tagged ‘home meal’

I am finally getting around to posting my annual year in food for 2018. These are dishes I made while cooking. Every year I cook at least 325 home meals. With each passing year cooking is a snap. Almost as fast as some people make a T.V. dinner. Well, maybe not that fast! I often wonder why so many chose to eat ready made or fast food when the home kitchen offers so much more quality options at a fraction of the cost. All it takes is a little effort, learning, time, and love. Could it be that is what we are losing these traits among the people? If we are isn’t that sad? Well, enough of being philosophical! Here are some of my favorite dishes for the year. As always there are many ethic dishes as I find many cultures besides American have tastier food. Bland is not an option for me. Bon Appetite!!! Ready to cook up in 2019.

 

One of the cheaper cuts of beef, that is quite lean and tender, is a blade steak. I really like them for there small thin size, and rich flavor. For this 40 minute home meal, I rubbed the blade steaks with olive oil and seasoned with Montreal Steak Season by McCormick. The blade steaks are cooked three minutes on each side to render them medium. Personally, I think it is a sin to cook a steak well-done. You might as well eat shoe leather.

The mushrooms were sauteed in butter. Yes, pure butter like grandma and grandpa use to use, and a little lemon pepper. Margarine may be lower in fat, but it is man-made and has additives.

The eggplant is sliced, peeled, coated liberally in olive oil,  seasoned with sea salt,  cracked black pepper, and roasted at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

The broccoli trees are trimmed from the stem, the stems are sliced, and placed in a steamer basket for about six minutes. You want your broccoli slightly crunchy. If it is soft, it is over-cooked.

As always, have your ingredients out and ready.

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Oil your meat and season. It should be shiny.

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Prep the eggplant and prepare for the oven.

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Saute the mushrooms while the other items are cooking.

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Place broccoli in steamer basket.

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Enjoy Dinner!

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