Monday, June 19, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Steak au poivre or pepper steak is a French dish that consists of a steak, traditionally a filet mignon, coated with loosely cracked peppercorns and then cooked.
After responding to a local grocery store advertisement for 8 ounce boneless rib eye, I confessed to being a little disappointed. The steaks that looked thick pictorially, but were really not helped me decide to go with my version of a French favorite. Only, as I had no peppercorns, I elected to just use a little black pepper out of the can and go with the flow. Also, since I'd decided to pretty much butcher this recipe, I added some sliced onion and mushrooms that were flash grilled in a frying pan with a bit of oil and some Worcestershire sauce.
The only cooking procedure I had to be careful with was with the steak, due to its thinness. I placed it in a tabletop convection oven set to broil for just 2 minutes on a side. This left the center of the meat in a semi-rare state.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A definite full screen experience!
For what's it's worth, I did stand on a stage with this group, (they were not performing at the time, just practicing prior to a performance). It was in a suburb of Chicago (Barrington, IL?), it was hot and I was called to attend to a lighting problem due to a Macintosh malfunction.. fixed it with a very low tech fan... no biggie. I do remember that the drummer asked my to 'take that damn tie off', as I was sweating so badly! - Like I said a long time and far ago... But, a momentary clash even if ever so fleeting, with something great. And yes, it changed me. Anyway, my fellow travelers, a good listen for you to enjoy.
Forsyth Missouri - Charlie's Steak, Ribs and Ale located in Forsyth Missouri will be offering discounted meals to veterans seven days a week and the same discount to seniors on Mondays! Note that the discounts are for the Forsyth location only! For the exact details, you can call 417-546-2011 to ask questions and to make sure of the details! It was refreshing to see a venue like Charlie's step forward in this manner!
As I like to challenge myself to come up with meals that are at or below 500 calories, I really ratchet it up when I turn to any pasta style dish as the calories really come on fast!
This simple and easy to make meal really did hit the spot! I used the following:
56 grams of regular spaghetti
1/4 cup home made spaghetti sauce
1/2 a Bollilo roll, sliced in half
1 tsp garlic
Fake butter, 2 pats
1 tsp red wine
1/4 tsp Oregano, dried flakes
1/4 tsp basil, dried flakes
Friday, June 2, 2017
Making up a batch of really tasty BBQ chicken tenders in a slow cooker is very fast and very easy! The end result can be shredded and placed on a Bolillo roll to help serve as the centerpiece of a great lunch!
1 pkg of chicken tenders
2-3 Bolillo rolls, sliced
½ bottle of BBQ sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white vinegar
½ tsp of garlic powder
¼ tsp hot pepper flakes
Unwrap and throw the chicken tenders into the bottom of a small 2 quart slow cooker. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl using a whisk unto the brown sugar is dissolved. Pour this over the chicken pieces, cover and set on high for about three hours. Remove the chicken and tease pieces apart with a fork until shredded. Place goodly amounts of the chicken in a sliced roll and chow on down! Serves 2 to 3.