The next time you want to take your home-cooked dinner to the next level, don’t lose sight of the sides. The main dish is important, but the sides are what makes the meal feel truly special.
There’s nothing new to this concept — think about the best steakhouse meal you’ve ever had. There was that perfectly cooked pan-seared steak, with a mahogany crust and velvety pan sauce. But remember that tender creamed spinach you ate with quiet reverence? Oh, and that twice-baked potato with the ultra-crispy skin and decadent filling? And those buttered mushrooms? You could have just ordered the mushrooms and a glass of red wine and been happy. You see, scene-stealing sides are part of the tradition of the great steak dinner. So when you’re making steak for dinner at home, take note and follow suit.