What to Make for Supper?
By Lori Dunn
It is that same old question we ask ourselves everyday! The real question is probably better put, “What can I make for supper tonight that I haven’t made before?” Sometimes I find myself stuck in a rut of making the same meals over and over again. This has a lot to do with what we have in our freezer. Our main food supplies consist of frozen chicken, hamburger, and venison steaks. The challenge comes with trying to find different ways to prepare these three main foods. I put together a combination the other night that turned out particularly yummy. I thought I would share it.
Steak is always a great choice for supper and very popular at our house, so I pulled some venison steaks from the freezer in the morning to thaw. After they were thawed, I seasoned them with coarse black pepper and steak seasoning. I chopped up some onions and garlic cloves, and opened a can of mushrooms.
The prep time for this only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. At suppertime, I browned my steak on both sides. My steak doesn’t take long to fry up because we usually slice it on the thinner side. Your cook time will depend on how thick your steak is, and how well you like it done. I then added my chopped onion, garlic, mushrooms, and some parsley and stir-fried them in with the steak for a few minutes. While the steak was frying, I took one of our packages of frozen sugar peas from our garden that I had thawed earlier, and stir-fried them with some seasoning. At the same time, I cooked 2 cups of minute rice. When the rice and peas were both done, I combined them.
To serve, I put a bed of the rice and peas on the plate first. Then, I added some steak pieces. On top of the steak I melted some shredded cheese (use whatever kind you like best), and topped with the mushroom, onion, and garlic. Absolutely yummy, and your family will love you for it!
If any of you have any new supper ideas, I would love to hear them!
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