Not that we could afford a steak meal out these days as at the last count, an 8oz rump steak was around £12 – £15.
The piece I bought today was just over £4 and big enough for the three of us. Yes, even Maggie had a piece of best steak today for her dinner. I mixed it with some of her own food and the juices from the pan and she woofed it down.
I don’t grill my steaks, instead I put them in a frying pan with some water, bring to the boil and then simmer, turning frequently. Her ladyship could smell the meat cooking and patiently sat in the door threshold of the kitchen. No way was anyone getting past her without giving her some!
I served Hubby’s with peas, wedges and mushrooms, and mine with a bed of additional salad and a tomato. Unlike our wedding anniversary dinner when I tossed button mushrooms in sage and onion stuffing mix, this time I put a couple of larger closed cup mushrooms in with the peas for the last ten minutes having turned off the heat (I cook on an electric hob so it retains the heat for ages) and ‘steamed’ them. They kept their flavour and enhanced the meal.
For those interested, my meal would be considered free (other than the mayo I added which was ½ a syn per tablespoon and I had a good dollop so probably 1), even the wedges as they were calculated.
Bangers and mash tomorrow. Syns probably off the charts for the bangers, but I’ll look them up. The mash will be ‘free’ as I don’t add butter or milk.