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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brown sugar bacon cheeseburgers

We had hospitality Sunday, so we wanted to grill since it's been soooo super nice out!  So the night before I baked bacon at 400.  When it was just about done, we sprinkled brown sugar on it and popped in for another couple of minutes.  Then we had burgers with paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, worcestershire, and brown sugar mixed in the meat.  Grilled it, slapped some sharp cheddar ontop, let it melt, and built the burgers.  I have a new favorite...brown sugar glazed bacon.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spinach stuffed flank steak

Hey guys!  I cooked again............shocker!
Cleaned up a flank steak, which, by the way, is NOT the prettiest meat to work with.  It's got all these stringy fibers in it, and I'm super picky about fat, so I kept finding spots to fillet off.  The fat runs across the whole top of it, so it's seriously like you have to fillet it like a fish.  Anyhow, I tenderized the crap out of it and pounded it out way thin, put salt and pepper on it, and stuffed it with a mixture of chopped spinach, a beaten egg, and italian bread crumbs.  Rolled it up, and broiled it until it was done.
Along with it was a sauce made up of horseradish, mustard, beef stock, flour, butter...
And we had cheesy bread again and a box of sour cream n chive scalloped potatoes.  My husband loves those boxes of potatoes, and that's what we had!  No extra money for food this month, so we're using up what we have around, which is good because there's a lot of things around I just haven't used because before I get to it we go grocery shopping again and then I forget about it.

Ivy loves the potatoes too.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The wedding is over now, everyone!  That means I might just might have time to cook a little more.  I've been very preoccupied with the wedding, so let's just say my family's been having lots of pizza.....
So I pounded out chicken breasts and stuffed them with ham and swiss cheese, rolled them up, baked them for 45 minutes on 350.  While it was cooking, I made a sauce of shallots, fresh chopped roemary, white wine, salt, honey, mustard, garlic powder.  When it was good n cooked, I added cornstarch with water and thickened it.  MMMMMMM!  The sauce was the star of the meal.  It was sooo good.  We also had buns I split in half and Lucy put a sice of smoked provolone ontop and we broiled it.  The girls loved the bread, of course.  It was like cheese pizzas with no sauce.
Perfect cheese to use on cheesy bread though!
The sauce was great.  Even better than the chicken.  It was delish!  And the girls ate so much we had no leftovers for Mike's lunch.  They had the chicken with ranch, of course.  Ranch.
Whatever floats their boats....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

hb bacon egg bake

We had to do some cooking for company for the wedding, so I found this super amazing and easy recipe onine (allrecipes.com, baby!).  1 bag of hashbrowns, 1 lb of crumbled bacon, 8 eggs, 2c milk, 1 1/2 c shredded cheddar, salt, pepper.
Takes about 50 minutes to bake and remember to mix the eggs and milk before you put it over the hashbrown mixture...and save a little cheese for at the end when there's like 5 minutes left so it's good n cheesy stretchy!
I'll add fried onions next.  And maybe a few sauteed mushrooms, just for me.  :-)
Quick company food.

Little Chocolate Devils

Little Chocolate Devils
These were a treat I made for superbowl 2011. Thanks for the picture, Lynz!