A Classic Steak Dinner


I’ve been making steak dinners for Chris for over two years, and the main thing I’ve discovered is the only thing you need is salt, pepper, butter, and a good cast iron skillet. Without a grill, the meat makes more even contact and gets a much better crust. I also prefer to serve steak with mashed potatoes since they soak up resting juices or pan sauce better than just about anything. The steak itself also doesn’t need to be an expensive cut as long as it is cooked and cut correctly to avoid chewiness. This dinner all together cost less than ten dollars for 2 hungry people.
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Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce


Chris never seems to like it when I make fish, so tonight I thought I would venture into unchartered territory and make something seemingly difficult: Hollandaise sauce. What I found was this: the only trick is to keep whisking for about ten minutes and serve immidiately! With glass of white wine, this makes a perfect meal!

 

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Spinach Stuffed Chicken


I thought this dish would be way harder than it is, but it turned out to be pretty simple! I’d say the hardest part about this recipe is cutting the chicken breasts in half. I felt like I almost cut my hand a couple times, but I didn’t, so there! The only thing that might make this more delicious is to add cheese to the stuffing, but I didn’t have any. Since Chris and I are about to move, I thought it would be a good idea to attempt to clear out our pantry, so I’ll be cooking very simply for the next month. This recipe is great because it uses things I always have: frozen spinach, shelf stable heavy cream, bread crumbs, and egg. Turned out great!

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