We've gotten pretty good at cooking steak. It's a tricky thing to get right and if you overcook a piece of steak (we're medium rare here) then it just ruins the meat. I can't believe I ever used to have a well-done steak when I was younger.
When we buy steak, we buy the kids a chicken breast each. I'll serve the meat or chicken with potatoes, vegetables and peppercorn sauce. The recipe I have for peppercorn sauce is delicious. Sometimes I keep a little bit and use it for dipping stuff in to later on...like crackers. So good!
But recently, whenever we've had steak, the kids have been asking to have a little bit. I wasn't keen at first because
So we decided to get them a steak of their own this weekend. We asked our butcher which cut of meat would be best and he suggested rib eye or a fillet. The rib eye didn't look that great and the kids aren't keen on big bits of fat so we got them a small piece of fillet each. Even buying 4 steaks at £23 was cheaper than going out for a steak dinner for one.
I presented their dinner to them last night and they cleared their plates. I did cook their steaks slightly longer (sacrilege) so they were almost well-done but they still had a bit of ours and said ours tasted much better.
For pudding, we had apple crumble and custard. It was delicious.
I hated the weaning stage when they were babies with the hassle of cooking separate meals and getting them to try new things. I much prefer these day when the kids are willing to try anything and are really enjoying good quality food.