Prompt: Red Alert - Nerd Pride
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Link: Here
Project Name: Manly meal (my bf's idea)
Originally, I was going to submit a doll dress that I'm working on as my Nerd Pride because I consider sewing to be one of my best skills. However, my boyfriend would argue that cooking is my best crafting skill overall I've been in the kitchen in some capacity ever since I was about two years old so he's right that it's my best skill because I've been cooking longer than I've been doing any other craft So I prepared filet mignon and stewed potatoes and cheated a little by heating a can of corn. (Forgive the mini mess: I took the pic at my computer desk, which currently has a bit of crafting clutter on it.)
Stewed potatoes for two (not sure if that's accurate but it's what I call them)
3 potatoes of your favored variety (I used three Russets because it's what we had; it's really delicious with red potatoes)
Butter (I used 1/4 stick; you could also use olive oil instead)
1/4 cup water
Salt & pepper, to taste
Garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, to taste*
Onion powder or fresh minced onion, to taste*
*Preferably the fresh but if the powder is all you have, use it!
Wash, peel and cube your potatoes or just wash and cube them, if you prefer to leave the skin.
Melt the butter in your skillet over medium-high heat. After the butter is completely melted, toss in your potatoes and saute them for about five minutes. Add the water then cover, allowing them to cook for five minutes then season to taste and stir. Cover and allow them to cook for another ten minutes. You should now have melt in your mouth delicious potatoes with a creamy "gravy" of sorts. Enjoy!
Note: you could also use this as a start for making homemade mashed potatoes, as my maternal grandmother often did.