I’ve had SO much fun this week with my independent-learning project. I’ve learned quite a bit so far, and it’s only been the first week doing it! I’ve made a couple great meals.
It was a very busy week for me, I would have liked to cook every night… but unfortunately I wasn’t able to. I worked my job at The Foot Care Center Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, and for some reason I picked up THREE shifts at my waitressing job. Ugh. Also, Monday and Wednesday I have night class. SO, I think I’m pretty lucky to have cooked two yummy meals. Okay, enough complaining about my busy schedule! I’m going to tell you about my meals now!! 🙂
For my first real meal for this project, I tried to keep it pretty simple. I made a spaghetti, basically. The first thing I did was boil the water, and I cooked the penne noodles. Then, I browned the Italian sausage. I LOVE Italian sausage by the way. Once the sausage was fully cooked, I poured the sauce in with it to heat it up! I use vodka sauce, it is kind of like a creamy red sauce, it’s delicious. I stirred the sauce and the meat in with the noodles, and I was done! It was quick, easy, and so yummy. I ate that and had a little bit of red wine and called it a night! It was a perfect dinner to a busy day.
The second meal I made this week took a little more work! But, it was so worth it. My boyfriend and I made a steak dinner together. We had steak, mashed potatoes, and salad. First, I peeled the potatoes, cut them up, and boiled them in water for about 15 minutes. While I was doing that, Elias (my boyfriend), seasoned the steak and got it ready. Once the potatoes were almost finished, we got the steak out and broiled it in the oven for 2:30 minutes. After that, we took it out, flipped it, and put it back in for 3 minutes. This way of cooking it is pretty quick and easy since it’s hard to grill outside this time of year in Wyoming! 😉 After that, we took it out and just let it sit and rest for 10 minutes to let it cook a little more. While it was resting, we put a bunch of butter and milk in with the potatoes, then mashed them up. You can’t put too much butter in potatoes! After that we just made a quick salad, and served up! It was delicious! You’re gonna get hungry just looking at the picture. 🙂
Sorry about the bad quality pictures, I’m not a photographer. 😉