Whiskey Steak Sirloin
I am not a fan of whiskey, and this steak had such a strong amount of whiskey taste I wasn’t a huge fan. First of all, I would suggest that you bake it for longer than the time said. I pulled it out after the 8 minutes and it was tremendously red in the middle. Had to put it in the microwave for a while to finally get rid of it. The whiskey and soy sauce really took over in the taste department. On one hand, it was easy to make: marinate overnight and then broil for ten-ish minutes. It didn’t taste horrible, I mean it’s steak, but I’d rather have some marinade without whiskey (I had Jack Daniels so you can’t even blame the whiskey). If you are a whiskey drinker, you’d love this, but I’ll say thumbs down just for me.
Shredded Potato Casserole
The infamous potato casserole that is at almost every family function. I’ve never made it before, but have always loved eating it. This time was no exception. One thing I need to teach myself (which I did for the steak and the salad, but not the potatoes) is to read the recipe the night before, in case there is something I need to do that night - ya know like THAW THE POTATOES. Well, thankfully my boyfriend is smart and submerged the bag of frozen potatoes in hot water. If it were just me, I would have put off the recipe until the next day. One thing I would change about this recipe is to add more cornflake/cheese mixture to the top. I didn’t feel like there was enough to sprinkle over the entire thing. Thumbs up, make it!
one. But from what everyone told me they were good but not amazing. The recipe itself gets a thumbs up because it was really easy to put together - except for the fact that the peppers I purchased were HUGE and I had to use an entire piece of bacon (along with TWO toothpicks) instead of half like the recipe called for. This also could be a reason why the bacon wasn't fully cooked after the 30 minutes. I'll give this recipe a thumbs to the side.
Southwest - Appetizer
chicken. This will probably be the only time I'm not going to follow the recipe because I'm not too sure how I feel about the outcome. I'm sure it would have been a lot better had I done what the recipe stated. Lesson learned.
The recipe is no long available online - so here it goes:
1 can 14oz diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp salt (divided)
1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 pepper (divided)
1 broiler/fryer chicken, (3-4 lbs) cut up
3 tbsp canola oil (divided)
1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
Southwest - Chicken
wasn't too difficult, the only problem I had is knowing how long to let the butter, sugar, and egg mixture heat up on the stove. It said "until thickened" but how much thicker was it suppose to get? I am not sure I let it get thick enough, but I was impatient so decided to mix it with the other ingredients anyway. Again, I still think it turned out deliciously, but not beautifully. I angled the picture so that it wouldn't look terrible, but it truly does. What does it matter though? Thumbs up.
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.