Mother’s Day Meals

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“Breakfast Burrito” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。Mariko had a simple request for Mother’s Day: please feed me and let me watch my tv shows. 😆

With that in mind, Bay was tasked with preparing breakfast, and Koa would help with the grill at dinner, and also make sure Mariko had mimosas on-demand. 🥂

First up was breakfast, and for this, Bay made deluxe breakfast burritos with eggs, cheese, chorizo, jalapeño sausage, bacon, and hashbrowns. Since we couldn’t find super-gigantic tortillas, Bay divided them into smaller burritos, but they were still awesome. 🌯

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“Breakfast Crew” Cedar Park, 2019

For dinner, Bay prepared garlic mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, while Koa grilled the sirloin steaks on the deck barbecue. This was Koa’s first time grilling, so I helped him with the meat-thermometer and seasoning the 4 Top Sirloins from Omaha Steaks. They turned out nicely, with perfect medium-rare doneness. I threw in some broccoli for good measure, plus some rolls that Mariko had baked earlier, and it was a yummy dinner! 🥩

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“Grill Crew” Cedar Park, 2019
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“Steak Dinner” Cedar Park, 2019

And as a little bonus, we also gave her a bouquet of fresh flowers. 💐

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“Mother’s Day Bouquet” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!


p.s. We ordered a bunch of food items from Omaha Steaks, and if you’d like to try the Top Sirloin steaks like we had, please click on the delicious-looking steak photo (affiliate link) below.

Omaha Steaks Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon

"Filet Mignon Dinner" Cedar Park, 2018
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“Filet Mignon Dinner” Cedar Park, 2018


The other night for dinner we ate our bacon-wrapped filet mignon steaks which we bought from Omaha Steaks. I cooked them on a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, for about 6 minutes on one side, then 5 minutes on the other, and finishing up with a couple minutes on the edges to make sure the bacon was cooked. The internal temperature (checked with an instant-read meat thermometer) read about 130 when I took them off the heat, and they were a nice medium rare when we cut into them.

"Filet Mignon" Cedar Park, 2018
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“Filet Mignon” Cedar Park, 2018

Being filet-mignon meant the steaks were very tender and anything wrapped with bacon is going to be extra-special. We added a pat of butter on each filet (because why not?) and the juicy steaks did not disappoint – we were all satisfied!

"Steak Frites" Cedar Park, 2018
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“Steak Frites” Cedar Park, 2018

We rounded out the meal with a spinach salad and homemade fries, which were great compliments to the steaks. Steak Frites – so good!

This was the last meal that we cooked from the special order we received from Omaha Steaks. I have to say, these were the best of the bunch, without a doubt.

Click the image below if you’d like to order some bacon-wrapped filet mignon from Omaha Steaks for yourself: