Rob Cooked!

One of my goals for 2011 is to teach Rob to cook.  I thoroughly enjoy cooking, but sometimes I just don’t want to anymore.  Also, it’s a good skill for everyone to have.  Thankfully, Rob is also interested in learning to cook more, and we started this year with one of his favorite meals: steak, potatoes, and mushrooms.

It’s not the most complicated meal, and perhaps one that is slightly lacking in green vegetables, but it came out quite well, and I’m happy he succeeded in his efforts.  It’s not an overly difficult meal to make, but one that does require some fussing.

I’m not certain my recipes and instructions will be terribly useful, but here it is anyway:

Steak, Potatoes, and Garlic Mushrooms

1 steak per person (or less)
stake seasonings (I use Montreal Steak Seasoning)
baby potatoes
mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil

1.  Set oven to Broil and allow to heat.  Season both sides of steaks with chosen seasonings and place in a metal pan.  Cook to medium rare (or desired doneness), roughly 6-8 minutes per side, depending on your oven.

2.  Bring a pot of lightly salted water and potatoes to a boil and cook until potatoes can be easily pierced by a fork.

3.  Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add mushrooms and saute until they have lost most of their moisture, about 10 minutes.  Salt and pepper to taste.


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