Yeah, I didn’t use any of those things. But I did whip up some lovely steak sandwiches.
Some days I just need a quick dinner for my family. With a little bit of prep work, it’s easy to get a yummy meal on the table in a hurry.
Tuesday, I had 45 minutes between picking my kids up from summer camp, cooking, feeding kids and myself, getting a kid ready for her softball game, packing the car with team snacks and softball gear, and walking out the door.
The night before, I sliced an onion and a bunch of baby portabella mushrooms. I also made a side dish but I could have just as easily thrown in a bag of frozen fries and/or some vegetables (fresh or frozen). When we’re in a hurry, frozen side dishes are an absolutely acceptable option.
I also defrosted some steaks. For 6 steaks, I used 2 packages of beef round braciole. See below.
Then I pan fried them.
While the steaks were browning, I sauteed the mushrooms and onions.
Next I opened some steak rolls/hoagie buns
and laid them out on a cookie sheet.
next I layered steak on all the rolls and sauteed mushrooms and onions on mine, as the kids don’t like the vegetables, and cheese on all of them
A few minutes under the broiler and I had this
My kids love them. So do I. They are so easy to make and so yummy. The Monkey King loves Miracle Whip on his. I like A1. Thing 2 prefers ketchup.
My side dish was mushroom barley risotto. I found my inspiration in this recipe but didn’t follow it. It was just my inspiration.
I used baby portabella mushrooms instead of the porcini mushrooms. I used Olivio rather than butter. Instead of dry white wine, I used cooking rice wine. Instead of vegetable stock, I used water and a few tablespoons of Minor’s beef soup base. And instead of Boursin cheese, I used Beemster XO. I didn’t change the ingredients just to change them, I did it to use what I had on hand. I was fortunate that the switches I made helped match the side dish better with my steak sandwiches.
Neither kid wanted to try the barley, but they did because they had to in order to get a steak sandwich. Unsurprisingly, Thing 2 didn’t like it. the Monkey King did though.
Hope you found some inspiration in my little dinner.