Like what I’ve said before, I have zero cooking skills (not including the occasional fried eggs, french toast and pancakes) but I’m more than enthusiastic and interested to learn how to cook.
I don’t like to eat (obviously), but I think I’ll definitely enjoy cooking more. There’s nothing more fun than following a recipe and seeing ingredients come together. And then it gets more fun when you start putting your own touches into the recipe.
So yesterday, I made my first home cooked meal! Since I’m a noob at cooking, cooking steak seemed like a good meal to start with. Plus, Artie loves steak!
So this is the piece of meat we got from the grocery. I have NO idea what kind of meat and cut this is. Neither did Artie (he just chose the packaging that said ‘steak’), but he was the one who chose the meat. I only had to cook it, haha.
I decided to go with a very simple marinade recipe:
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Mixed all ingredients in a bowl
I started the marinating process at around 11PM last Tuesday, planning to cook the steak for lunch the next day. Twelve (12) hours should be more than enough, haha. I took the meat out to thaw and when the meat was thawed enough, I put them inside a plastic container, poked them a couple of times with a fork and massaged the marinade into the meat. I massaged them using my index fingers, lol. Easy peasy.
The next day was the real challenge. I decided to start with Campbell’s cream of mushroom as a warm up. I opened the can, plopped the contents into the cooking pot, added 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water. Stirred until all the little bumps disappeared. Success!
Next was the steak. The one thing I dislike about cooking is when the oil starts splattering. I probably ran like 5 meters away from the stove when I cooked the first piece of steak. But I found out it wasn’t so bad after all, haha.
I sort of overcooked the first two steaks but succeeding steaks turned out much better. I think.
And lastly, after the steak, I made buttered vegetables for sidings. Yum!
Woop. I think I did pretty well for my first cooked meal. The husband wasn’t such a great food critic, though. Ha!
Next project, spaghetti bolognese!