Bachelor cooking has entered a new phase. After ten years of using a second-hand low-power microwave that someone gifted me after my divorce (probably thought I’d use that thing instead of using a stove or an oven), I tossed the old microwave away. Low-powered microwaves are a blemish on society – you have to figure out how many additional minutes you need for each cooking project – three minutes in a normal microwave might mean five minutes in this one.
So now I’m going to rely ONLY on my stove and oven. (rolling up sleeves)
I picked up a pound of chuck roast steak, as well as a couple of Russet potatoes. That should make for a good Sunday dinner, wouldn’t you say?
- One Russet Potato
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- One pound of steak
- More kosher salt
I washed the potato, then coated it with olive oil and kosher salt.
Preheated the oven to 425 degrees.
Put the potato in the oven.
25 minutes later, I prepared the steak – a good rub with more kosher salt. Because everything tastes better with kosher salt.
With the potato still roasting in the oven, I added the steak and increased the oven’s temperature to 450.
20 minutes later, I took the steak and the potato out.
A couple of pats of butter … and …
Look at that. Bachelor dinner.
As it is right now, I’m really trying to improve my bachelor cooking skills. It’s going to take some time, I know, but a man can’t live on royal food forever – you know, Burger King, Dairy Queen …
Although I could make the joke about how the Burger King broke up with the Dairy Queen because she was caught with Five Guys …
We’ll see how my next bachelor cooking adventure goes.
Microwave or no microwave.