Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pioneer Woman's Valentine's Dinner

This dinner was in the Pioneer Woman's newest cookbook, and this was really delicious.  Aaron gave the potatoes a 9, while the rest of us gave them a perfect 10, because Aaron said he wanted more cream in them :).  The steak Noah gave a perfect 10, I gave it a 9, and Owen and Aaron gave it an 8.  This was an easy dinner to make, and tasted so darn good!  The steaks were 369 calories each, and the potatoes were 323 per serving.  Here's what to do:

For the steak:
3 slices bacon
3 small filet mignon steaks
2 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 450.  Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each filet steak, then sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.  Melt the butter in a heavy ovenproof skillet, the place the steaks in the pan and sear them about 1 minute.  Turn them and sear them on the other side another minute, then cook them in the oven for about 3 minutes for medium rare, and serve them.

For the Potatoes:
2 garlic bulbs
1 T olive oil
6 Golden potatoes
4 T butter, softened
1/4 c heavy cream
4 oz cream cheese, softened

Preheat the oven to 400, slice the tops off the garlic, place the garlic in a small pan and pour the oil over them, then salt them well.  Seal the pan tightly in foil, and roast the garlic for at least 1 hour.  Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water, then drain the potatoes and mash them with the cream, butter, salt and cream cheese.  Squeeze the garlic into the potatoes, and mash some more.  Adjust the seasonings to taste, and serve!

My family loved this, I did too, and it wasn't tons of work.

1 comment:

  1. Your presentation is beautiful! The meal looks very appetizing. The potatoes as you know I could not serve to your dad, but they still look very good. The steak looks fantastic! Aaron was this your birthday dinner??? Love mom