**Late edit: The photos are in, finally, and I fixed the link. Sorry about that!
I like that blogging can connect you with other people. I’ve been reading the Johnson-McCormick family blog for about a year or so now and like it because I can connect to them in some good ways. They chose to start their family through adoption, like we did. They adopted from Haiti, as we are. And, they just expanded their family last year through birth, like we would like to sometime in the future. I know that food helps connect people and during Food Week our families did just that.
During Food Week Heather asked if we would be interested in doing dinner “together”. The idea was that we would each make the same thing and then do a simultaneous blog post about dinner. On the menu was Steak au Poive with Pommes Frites.
I started with cutting up the potatoes and soaked them in salt water while I got the other stuff organized. I did the first fry, as per Heather’s recommendation in the comments during Food Week, and then set the fries aside while I got the meat and sauce done up. When the meat and sauce was cooked I just turned off the burner and let it sit on the stove to stay warm while I did the second fry on the pommes frites. They went on the table hot and crispy. I think the whole process took just under and hour, and I wasn’t moving fast.
Frying the frites.
Steaking the steak ;)
Dinner before (sorry, no candles on this end of things)
And dinner after! No complaints from our little family. You can see even Olivia’s bowl is cleaned right up:o)
And this was Olivia’s contribution to dinner time prep. She loves wearing my shoes.
I should mention that I’ve ben working at cutting out a bunch of starch and unnecessary carbs (my weakness) for the last couple of weeks and it’s been good for me, but because I very rarely make the fries with the steak (usually it’s a baked potato these days) I had to indulge just a bit. And, as my husband said, “I can see why, these fries are ridiculously good!”. It’s true, they were. So. Very. Good. Olivia gobbled them up and had seconds. This is still one of our family’s favorite meals. I have to stop myself from licking the steak pan when we’re done.
I’m eager to see how the J-M clans dinner turned out… :)
**Another late edit: I just read their post. How fun! I love that they LOVE to make simple things, like a meal, so special for their family. And, we too are excited about the day when we might be able to have them over for dinner “for real”.