Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grilled Asparagus

This is so simple. Derek and I love asparagus.

sea salt
olive oil

prep your asparagus (snap off the bottom woody portion)
toss asparagus in olive oil until coated
sprinkle with sea salt
grill over medium heat, turning, until heated through and tender

Marinated Ribeyes

Sadly, last summer, the knobs of our grill melted off! We have yet to buy a replacement. In the meantime, I bought an indoor, cast iron stove top grill. We have been using it A TON! (Only is a pain to clean.)

My mom passed along this recipe. Yum!

1/2 c soy sauce
1/2 c green onion
1/4 c brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp pepper
4 steaks

combine all ingredients (except steak) in a ziploc bag. Add steaks. Toss to coat. Marinade 8 hours or overnight.

Grill 8 to 10 minutes per side over medium heat.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pepperoni & Cheese Bread

This was delicious. Derek ate almost the entire loaf himself!

Italian/French bread
spreadable butter or margarine
mozzarella cheese

Slice the bread (but don't go all the way through)
spread butter/margarine on both sides of each slice
put pepperoni on each slice
top with mozzarella
sprinkle with parsley

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

(Next time, I think I may heat up some marinara sauce to dip the bread into)

Skewered Marinated Flank Steak

This is the second year that we have purchased 1/4 of a cow. We used up just about everything from last year except for just a few things. I have flank steak left and the last time I made fajitas with it, the meat was really tough (and I did cut it correctly). Same thing happened when I made stir fry. So when I found this recipe, I thought I'd give it a try. They were delicious. The girls (who aren't big meat eaters) both asked for seconds. It was easy and there were no leftovers. Keeper!

* 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
* 1/2 cup dry red wine (I used beef broth)
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tablespoon dry mustard
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (I used dried)
* 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
* 1 pound flank steak, cut across grain into 1-inch strips

Whisk first 8 ingredients in small bowl. Place steak in baking dish. Pour marinade over. Cover and marinate 2 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

Preheat broiler. Thread steak strips on skewers; discard remaining marinade. Place skewers on broiler pan and cook to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

B & B Salad

This was one of those dishes that I thought sounded like a gross combo until I tried it. I LOVE this salad. I've found a lot of variations on this dish and have combined bits and pieces of each until I found the one that is "just right" for me.

1/2 a large cauliflower (cut into bite sized florets)
1/2 a large broccoli (cut into bite sized florets)
1/2 red onion
1 c shredded cheddar
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
sunflower seeds

1 c mayo
1/2 c sugar
2 T vinegar

Whisk dressing ingredients together. Combine with rest of ingredients. Chill.