I just hit the mother lode with a grassfed beef delivery this past weekend. It was all I talked about :-) No gripes on the delicious, delicious meat, but an advanced gripe about my boyfriend who insists upon cooking everything to beyond recognition. I got some ribeyes and I'm just dreading giving him one to cook well done..
Anybody else have a spouse/SO who prefers their meat to die a second death via overcooking?
Primal since August 2012. CW: 317.
1/8/13: 303.5 | 2/12/13: 298.5 | 2/26/13 295 | 3/07/2013 291.5
Last night, my boyfriend (who is in NO way Primal) asked me to make SLOPPY JOES out of my grassfed ground beef for him. I complied and made 3oz sloppy grassfed joes rolled up in a flaky buttermilk biscuit crust. He took like 3 bites, said it was gross, an asked for a bowl of Raisin Bran. I couldn't even salvage the meat since the joe sauce was thickened with corn starch and flour. I had to garbage dispose ALL OF IT.
I like to wave my steaks in the general direction of the flames.. Hubby on the other hand has to have his cooked beyond well done... Even fillet steak *cry*
i just wait till his is almost done before putting mine on...
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
Or, only let him slow-cook food......
I think the trick is to leave your steak out until his is mostly cooked (rather than take it out early). That way you can plate up together.Oh, I do. I've already told him to pull my meat off the stove when he still thinks it's raw ;-) Also have no qualms about shouldering aside for bloody meat. Mm.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
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My ex used to cook hamburgers until they were hard and dry as hockey pucks. I only date men who like juicy meat since then.
Oh, you poor thing!! At this point, we actually are eating the odd steak cold-ass raw with some Redmond seasoned salt and a sharp knife for slicing thin-thin slices and nothing more...
I am glad to hear that you have no qualms about pushing your SO to the side when it comes time for your steak to kiss the flames. But don't complain too much about how he likes his - you, too, have a strong preference here. As long as you get yours the way you like it, you both can enjoy dinner. But I know what you mean...
My best friend - same way. She is so fat-phobic that she only gets the most lean of cuts, and then is surprised when they are dry, dry, dry, after the "thorough" cooking they need to become safe to eat, you know.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC
My wife insists on her steak being trimmed of fat and cooked until all signs of life have been extinguished. I really don't know how she tells a nice piece of meat from a bad one.
I buy eye fillet (think you might call it filet) for her because it is lean and scotch fillet (rib eye?) for me for the fat and gristle. Was annoyed recently when my son cooked the scotch fillet for my wife and him and served me the eye fillet then they proceeded to cut off all the fat. Of course, I snaffled it
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine