Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Meat Once a Week

Despite my well-documented issues with meat (here, here, and here to name a few) I have agreed to eat meat one day a week in the spirit of compromise.

This week's meat attempt was steak tips. It seemed like a really good idea. I enjoy red meat much more than chicken, and since steak tips are small, they should have been easier to theory.

Josh did a great job preparing them. He got them all cleaned up and ready to go before they marinated for a few hours. He really is a good sport!

Then he grilled them and made sure they were cooked the "Samantha Way." I wish I could describe the way that I like to eat protein of any kind. The general rule of thumb when cooking either meat or chicken (and sometimes tofu too!) is that it needs to be cooked all the way through so that it is firm. I hate when anything is slimy or too mushy. Josh, on the other hand, prefers to eat all protean rare, or close to it. This makes grilling more complicated, but again, he is a really good sport! Josh's food comes off first and mine stays on.

All and all I have to say, it was a pretty tasty meal. Sure I ate a lot more broccoli, challah, and salad than steak tips, but the one or two I had were cooked perfectly.


  1. Nicely done! We have differing meat preferences in our household too, my mother being the most difficult with absolutely beyond well done. We cook ours, serve up dinner then go back out and pull hers off the grill and it's usually just about right! Good for you for eating more of the veggies, I wish my family would embrace the broccoli!!

  2. Thanks @Kim, it is nice to know that we aren't the only ones with different tastes out there!

  3. Yeah, my husband likes his steaks mooing...I'm always sending mine back to the grill! Glad you enjoyed these :)

  4. You misspelled "protein."

  5. Hi! I've been cutting back on meat tremendously and my husband and kids don't seem to notice. We all crave a good steak every now and then and medium is they way most of us like it, except my son. Anyway, glad your meal worked out! The meat looks moist and broccoli crunchy, just the way we like it! Tasty!

  6. I haven't had meat in 17 years and I find myself craving it these days. I have no idea why! I'm wondering... why did you decide to eat meat once a week?