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Steak for Mother's Day? You Bet!

June 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 225

When many people think of Mother's Day, they think about flowers, greeting cards and brunches. While that's all wonderful stuff, too many people treat their moms with kid gloves and assume they know what their mom wants for Mother's Day. Many moms are even more voracious meat eaters than certain dads are, so why don't you give your mom some quality cuts of beef for her special day?

Steaks can be a great Mother's Day gift because your mom can save them for later or, if she loves to grill, grill them herself. Although nothing beats the taste and texture of a fresh steak, steaks will keep pretty well in the freezer. If you're looking for an extra-special Mother's Day gift, buying your mom some top-notch steaks and then offering to cook them for her might be something she'd really appreciate.

Knowing which kind of steaks to give your mom can be a bit tough. If you want to surprise her with a cut of beef that is especially noteworthy, you can't go wrong with filet mignons. Cut from the smaller part of the tenderloin, the filet mignon is especially tender. Meat cows weigh approximately 1,500 pounds. The average cow only produces about four to six pounds worth of filet mignon, so you can understand why it costs more than ground chuck! A good way to cook filets is to wrap them with bacon before grilling them. The bacon adds additional moisture and flavor to the meat.

If your mom likes a more flavorful steak, you could get her a few rib eyes or flank steaks. Although these steaks are a bit fattier than filet mignons, the extra marbling gives them incredible flavor. In fact, many true meat lovers prefer rib eyes to all other cuts of beef. If you're worried about your mom having to saw through a tough cut of meat, an easy way to break down flank steaks is to marinate them and slice them across the grain before serving them.

Even though you love your mom, you might not want to deal with the hassle of going to a grocery store or a butcher and selecting cuts of meat for her. Although the meat might be of a good quality, what's the fun in handing your mother a grocery bag full of beef on Mother's Day? A good option might be to supply her with a "Steak of the Month" or other similar club membership. That way, she'll get the best of all worlds. Not only will prime cuts of beef and other treats be delivered to her doorstep every month or few months, but she'll also get a lot of variety and might get some items that she might not otherwise buy.

Although you shouldn't skip giving your mom flowers and a memorable card on Mother's Day, surprise her with something she'll really enjoy and get her a couple of juicy, mouthwatering steaks.

With years in the culinary vertical under her belt, Liz now writes about the benefits of eating delicious food.

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