This is the kind of meat-and-potatoes dinner that someone from middle America could love. And it was good. We went to a local butcher shop which was a fun/bloody/traumatizing experience and picked out some good-looking filets. Then Jake rubbed the steak in a mix of garlic powder, season salt, salt, and pepper and let it sit for several hours. Then he pan seared it and finished it off in the oven with a pat of butter on top. This was not the healthiest meal of all time, but it was delicious.
Then it got even worse for out waistlines with the mashed potatoes. We added in a little bit of butter, but also milk, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Luckily, we only had low fat versions of most of those things in the house, so that might have kept us alive through the night. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure a heart attack would have been inevitable.
The asparagus was pretty healthy! Just a little bit of butter and olive oil in the pan and they were good to go. Ohmygod, we were so full after this meal. I want a salad now. But I guess I should probably eat those mashed potato leftovers just to make sure that they don't go bad. And because they are full of creamy delicious goodness. The salad can wait until tomorrow.