And I'm sad about it.
Jim leaves today for his favorite time of the year.
The first run he is gone for is usually about 6-7 days long, then comes home for about half a day. After that it's 4 days on, half day off (at home) til he's had his fill. Then it's 5 days of deer season. But after deer season, he's back to being all mine! And I cannot wait.
So for dinner last night, I wanted to make something manly. A fullfilling meal, and I was thinking to involve hamburger (because we get it cheap) and I was craving mashed potatoes.
For the steaks:
1.25lbs ground beef
half an onion
1-2 tbls worcestershire sauce (I always have to Google the spelling!)
1/4 cup panko crumbs
For the Gravy:
1 packet Country Style Gravy
1 cup milk
1 cup cold water
Place patties on a heated, sprayed pan. Those are going to need 5 minutes on each side to brown, and later, they'll be cooked thoroughly.
While those are browning on the first side, let's get ready to make mashed potatoes.
5 (or so) russet potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
Peel the potatoes, and cut into chunks.
So now you have your potatoes and your patties going. Flip the patties to do 5 minutes on the other side.
In the same pan, pour your gravy mix in, along with 1 cup milk and 1 cup water. Start whisking that.
Then add your patties back in the pan over the gravy. Scoop some gravy over the top of the patties.
Beware of any dogs hanging around, as they like this meal, too.