Cube steaks are an easy solution, because they are inexpensive and cook in a matter of minutes. What? You've never had a cube steak?
NOTE: Mushrooms would be a perfect addition, to the gravy. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't get excited over mushrooms as much as I do.
This is very simple comfort food, on the table in less than 30 minutes. Pinkie promise. By the way, egg noodles or rice would work very well with this steak and gravy.
VERDICT: Something quite surprising happened, when my husband sat down and took his first bite. This is a true story-- Craig had a faraway look in his eyes. Very much like the scene from the movie "Ratatouille", where the feared food critic is served a French comfort food dish. My husband smiled, and said that the dinner I made reminded him of his childhood in Kansas City, MO. He remembered that his mom used to make a dinner that tasted just like this one. Suffice it to say, that my husband loved every bite, and I was so pleased that he enjoyed it as much as he did. As for me, this dinner reminded me of the Banquet TV dinners that my mother used to heat in the oven, when I was a kid-- yes, that was before microwaves were invented, but I was born after the horse and carriage.
It's funny how some of the most impromptu, inexpensive and fast dinners can be the one's that demand an encore. My husband asked me to make it, again, the very next night. So, I decided to grab my camera, measure out the ingredients and share it with my readers. Who knows, you might have a Ratatouille Moment of your own?
A printable recipe card is at the end of this post.