Thursday, August 30, 2012

June 6: Hungry Man Steak Sandwich

This recipe comes from one of my favorite cooking shows "Pioneer Woman". We tried this tonight and it got  thumbs up. It is so simple and fast and delicious. 

1 large onion
About 2 cubes butter
2 lbs cube steak
Seasoned Salt
1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco Sauce, to taste
4 whole French/deli rolls
Opt- Mozz cheese, tomato, lettuce

Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside. Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with seasoned salt. Heat 2 TB butter over high heat in the same skillet until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook other side until brown. About 1 minute on each side. Add 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and 2 TB butter. Add cooked onions.  Stir to combine. Butter halved French rolls and brown in skillet. To assemble: lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with other half of roll, cut in half. Add Mozz cheese, tomato and lettuce if desired. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

June 6: Egg Salad

I just made myself an egg salad sandwich today for lunch and realized that I have not posted this recipe. I make it quite often. It is so simple and delicious. My kids seem to like it too. 

Eggs, boiled, chopped
(see my instructions to boil the perfect egg)
miracle whip and/or mayo
Salt and Spice
(see my recipe for this, you can no longer find it in the store)

Mix the three ingredients together to your taste.
Serve on your favorite bread.
Garnish with lettuce, opt.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

June 5: Tuscan Chicken Sandwich

I ate this sandwich at Einstein's the other day and loved it so I came home and made it for me and Ian's dinner tonight. It is so delish!
Plain bagel, regular or thin
chicken breast
1 slice muenster cheese
1 slice tomato
Balsamic vinegar
olive oil
dried basil

Pour a little olive oil in a bowl. Sprinkle the oil with dried basil. Let it sit for a minute or two. Pound chicken breast so that it is uniform in size. Spread basil olive oil over chicken breast. Grill chicken breast until done. Salt and pepper the chicken breast as you cook it. (You can also George Foreman the chicken breasts.) Slice chicken in strips. 

Brush the insides of a sliced bagel with a small amount of olive oil. Broil bagel halves until light brown. Sprinkle the top half of bagel with balsamic vinegar.

Assemble sandwich:
Bagel bottom
sliced chicken
slice of Muenster cheese 
(now place it under broiler to melt cheese)
Top of bagel

Slice the bagel in half and enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

June 4: Cafe Rio Pork

This is definitely a family favorite. The pork is what my family orders every time we go to Cafe Rio. This is a great copy.

2 lbs pork roast
2 cans Coke or Root beer, not diet
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 c water
1 can diced green chilies
3/4 can enchilada sauce
1 c brown sugar

Put pork in a reclosable bag to marinate, pour in one can of Coke and 1/2 c brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours or overnight. Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can Coke, water and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours. 

Remove pork from crock pot, drain off liquid, shred pork.

Mix together, in bowl or blender, other 1/2 can Coke, can of chilies, enchilada sauce and 1 c brown sugar. 

Put shredded pork back in the crock pot, cover with sauce, heat just until warmed through. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

June 3: Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

Happy Birthday Richie.  I know you like Chinese food. This is a delicious and easy salad to make.

12 3 inch wonton skins, sliced into 1/4" strips
1/4 c oil
4 c chopped romaine lettuce
1 chicken breast, shredded
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 c sliced almonds, toasted lightly
1 TB sesame seeds
2 c cooked spiral pasta noodles, cooled

1/2 c oil
2 TB sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 TB seasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. When oil starts to shimmer, fry wonton skins in batches of 5-7 strips for 30 seconds each side or until lightly browned, working quickly so they don't burn. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels until cooled.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, chicken breast, green onion, almonds and pasta. 

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well until sugar dissolves. Dress lettuce mixture with dressing and top with sesame seeds and wonton strips and serve.