I’m partnering with Wheatsville Co-op today to bring you this hearty and elegant recipe for New York Strip Steak with Creamy Mushroom Leek Sauce, perfect for a special fall dinner party or Sunday Supper! Grab the recipe and enter the Wheatsville Co-op Gift Card Giveaway below!
When I think fall foods there are a lot of foods that I crave and that inspire me in the kitchen. I get inspired by all the fresh seasonal produce, pumpkin, apple, butternut squash, pears, cranberries and pomegranate. I get excited for special foods and dishes that we typically only eat for the holidays that come around this time of year, my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I also crave hearty, comforting, stick to your ribs meals like soups, chili, casseroles, pasta dishes and steakhouse dinners.
Because these foods really are only in season a short time of year, especially here in Texas when it can feel like summer well into November, I try to make as many fall inspired meals as possible. This means I am willing to spend more time in the kitchen baking and cooking up dinner, and make enough to eat as leftovers for days.
One meal that I always look forward to every week of the year is Sunday Supper. Sunday night dinners were always a big deal growing up because with a family as big as mine and with a Mom that worked full time, Sunday was the one day a week that we were usually all at home and the one day my Mom actually had time to spend in the kitchen.
Her routine was simple, grocery shopping and house cleaning on Saturday and meal prep on Sunday. My Mom would spend a little extra time cooking on Sunday so that we could get a good hearty homemade meal at least one night a week, since the rest of the week was often filled with just leftovers and easy “skillet” dinners.
There are many traits, traditions and characteristics that I inherited from my Mom, and this love of Sunday Super and need to spend time in the kitchen is one of them. Now as an adult with a family of my own, I have continued this Sunday Supper ritual. For us, we typically ease into our Sundays with coffee and brunch at home, either reading or making my weekly meal plan and grocery list and then heading off to the store. After we get home and unload all the groceries, the prep begins. I clean out the fridge, wash and prep the groceries and then start on dinner; depending on the time and what we are having, while dinner cooks, I clean up and get the dinner table set, complete with a nice tablecloth, some fresh flowers and a full set of dishes.
I love that at least one night of the week we sit down to a home cooked meal, at a set dinner table without the TV, open a bottle of wine and enjoy each other’s company. Then after dinner take a walk around the neighborhood to watch the quickly setting sun and enjoy the cooler autumn weather.
This is a typical fall Sunday in our house and I love every moment of it!
A few weeks ago, we headed out to Wheatsville Co-op to do our weekly grocery shopping. I like shopping at Wheatsville since they are a local grocery store they support and carry many of our favorite locally made products that are hard to find anywhere else. Not only can I find our favorite local brands and products at Wheatsville, it is a great place to grab any specialty ingredients I might need and they have an in-house deli/coffee shop with soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. which are all great for when I want a healthy and fast meal. Plus, they have a great bulk ingredient section, which I love, since sometimes I only need a small amount of an ingredient or want to try an ingredient before committing to buying an entire package.
I first learned about what Wheatsville was when I moved to Austin many years ago and originally I thought that only members could shop there and that it was SUPER expensive. However, I have since learned that ANYONE can shop there and that they constantly have coupons and other deals and specials that are huge money savers. Yes, there are some additional discounts and perks to being a member, but it is not necessary to take advantage of all this store has to offer.
Like any store I shop at, I often plan my weekly menu based on what is on sale, but when I was at Wheatsville a few Sundays ago, I yearned for a special Sunday Supper meal. Due to some travel and various events/commitments, it had been a few weeks since Eric and I had the opportunity to sit down to Sunday Supper together. So, I decided that I would splurge a little and make a us a steakhouse dinner at home, complete with New York Strip Steak with Creamy Mushroom Leek Sauce, Sour Cream and Onion Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, with a bottle of wine and some ice cream to finish it off; all with indigents/products from Wheatsville. This meal was so hearty, so comforting and so perfect for a fall Sunday night at home!
What is your favorite fall comfort food? Please share in the comments below! Don’t forget to enter the Wheatsville Co-op gift card giveaway (below the recipe) so that you can recreate this meal for your own comforting autumn inspired Sunday Supper!
- 2 (12-ounce) New York strip steaks
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, divided
- ½ tablespoon grapeseed or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1 (16-ounce) package baby portabella mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- Season both sides of each New York Strip steak with dried thyme and ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add seasoned steaks, on at a time, and cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. Once cooked to desired doneness, remove steak from skillet and transfer cooked steak to a plate. Cover steak with foil and allow steak to rest for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium and add butter to skillet. Once butter is melted, add leeks and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until translucent and soften. Add mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes or until browned. Stir in garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Increase heat to medium-high and push sautéed vegetables to the side of the skillet. Add Worcestershire sauce to deglaze the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, scraping the bottom and sides of skillet.
- Reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
- Thinly slice steak, against the grain, and serve topped with mushroom leek sauce.
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