January 29, 2009
This was very simple and very good. The steaks were good even without steak sauce. Usually I have to have steak sauce but in this case (we had run out) and I was still able to eat it all! I marinated mine for about 4 hours. Stuck it in right before church. I also broiled the steaks because it is winter and didn't really want to go outside to grill them. However by the time I was done, the house was full of smoke, the smoke alarms were going off, and my kids were crying because it was so loud. But don't worry it wasn't the steaks that were burning. Only the juices from bottom of the broiler pan. After that, I was thinking maybe it wouldn't have been that bad to grill them outside in the cold. Very good flavor! I found this recipe on www.sisterscafe.blogspot.com
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher or regular salt
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed with a press
Mix together and spoon over steaks, turn over and spoon over the other side. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour or more. Grill, Yum!
January 27, 2009
This is a recipe that I got from recipezaar.com. We did salmon and chicken and they were both great. We also used our George Foreman grill to cook the meat. I did brush the salmon with a little olive oil but then seasoned them with Lemon Herb spice.
3/4 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 lemon, juice of (ab 2 tablespoons)
2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
2 Tps olive oil
1 Tps ground black pepper
1/2 Tps cayenne pepper
1/2 Tps paprika
1/4 Tps garlic powder
4 (8 ounce)
salmon fillets (without skin) or chicken
Make the sauce by combining all in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat
Stir occasionally until sauce begins to boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until syrupy
Watch the sauce closely to be sure it doesn't bubble over
Preheat barbecue grill to medium heat
Rub each salmon filet with vegetable oil, then add a light sprinkling of salt and pepper or other seasoning to your taste.
Grill the salmon for 4 to 7 minutes per side or until done
Serve salmon with a small cup of the sauce on the side.
My oldest son made this cake for the FHE treat. We've made it before and everyone LOVES it. It's very moist and you really don't need the glaze if you don't want it. We also make other variations of this cake. Double chocolate (use chocolate cake and chocolate pudding and no vanilla extract, or glaze), Lemon poppyseed (Use lemon cake and lemon pudding, no chocolate chips or glaze, and in place of vanilla add poppy seeds) The double chocolate one is our absolute favorite!