Here it is! My very first blog, and I’m going to start off with a rant! Any of you have a spouse or significant other, who comes home, after a long days work, and just puts their feet up and plays on their phone? ‘Cus, you know, I didn’t have a long day dealing with kid shenanigans or anything. ‘Cus I didn’t have milk spill all over the floor today (and splash EVERYWHERE I might add). ‘Cus I wasn’t busy all day keeping things tidy for when you come home, so you aren’t stressed out.
I’m getting kinda sick of it!
But guess what?!? I figured out how to fix it! The bearded one DOES care! He WANTS to know about my day, and when I’ve had an extremely crappy one, he’s ready and willing to help. The key is…ready for it?…asking for help!!!
The bearded one is really good at this! I, however, am not. I struggle with that mommy/wifey brain that says ‘I don’t need help! I can do anything, and everything myself!’ But I can’t! And I realize that ALL the time. I’m becoming good with it! I like help! Thing one and two are getting old enough that they can help out a lot! Thing one is almost 7 (gasp!), and thing two is 5. Thing 3 is only 2, so he’s not much help yet, although he LOVES to vacuum! AOK with me!
So there you have it! Learn to ask for help, and you may be pleasantly surprised.
I’m still trying to figure out how to make him NOT use his phone when the kids are around. They are just DYING for his attention, but it’s usually not available, which is sad. He really doesn’t know what he’s missing. These babies are wonderful! And the more attention they get, the happier they are, which means the better they play together, and the happier me and the bearded one are! WIN/WIN! It helps that his phone crapped out on him yesterday. Now he has no choice but to pay attention. I could definitely get used to that!
On a different note, on the menu tonight, is some eye of round steaks that I found, 5 packs for $25! Score! Granted, the packs weren’t HUGE, but they were all around $7 regular price, so it saved me a bit! Not sure if you’ve seen on Pinterest, how to cook the perfect steak, but it is AMAZING!!! Here is the original recipe: http://whitsamusebouche.com/blog/2011/12/08/restaurant-style/ It’s not done on the grill, so you can do it all year round! The original recipe has a lot to it, but I’ve simplified it. Now my steaks are fairly thin. This works on ANY size steak! I got 3 (or 4) inch filet mignon for V-day last year, and they turned out great! You just need to adjust the time they are in the oven.
Restaurant Style Steaks
Steaks, any size, however many you need to feed your crowd
Butter – enough to coat the bottom of a pan
Montreal Steak Spice – to coat steaks
BBQ sauce – optional
Preheat oven to 400*. Rub steak spice all over steaks. Bring a pan with butter in it to high heat. Pan sear the steaks, about 2 minutes on each side, until brown. Transfer steaks to baking pan (I usually use a jellyroll pan with foil on it) and brush with some BBQ sauce. Put them in the oven about 6-8 minutes depending on the size of your steak. Insert a meat thermometer to make sure you have the doneness that you prefer. Remember to let your steak sit for a couple minutes before you slice into it! Otherwise the juices all run out and you will have a dry steak! I’m having mine with a nice salad and my frozen, pre-made twice baked potatoes. That’s a good recipe too!
Med Rare: 130
Med Well: 155
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! (and the bearded one!) Let me know what you think!