Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Garlic Butter Steak

Ok, folks, I'm a fan of steak, though I'm still trying to find the secret to picking the perfect cut (when you figure it out, let me know!) I'm also a fan of garlic! So this terribly simple recipe is wonderful.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 pounds beef top sirloin steaks
  • salt and pepper to taste
Here's what you do:

  1. Grill steaks like normal (for me, that's on the George Foreman Grill. Especially in the winter!)
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat with garlic powder and minced garlic (Fresh is always best!).
  3. Pour delicious garlic butter over delicious steak. Let sit for a few minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hamburger Heaven

I made this for the first time last week and we really enjoyed it.  A few things that I did differently were (1) I used less meat, (2) I left out the mushroom soup because we don't like it and the cheese because I'm nursing a lactose intolerant baby, and (3) because I used less meat, I used less of everything else too (except the cream of celery soup, because I wanted it to make up for the cream of mushroom).

2 lbs hamburger
1 sm onion, sliced (I chopped into tiny pieces)
1 can mushroom soup
1 can celery soup
1/4 c milk
1 bag frozen peas
cheese, shredded
tater tots

Brown meat and onion.  Drain.  Place in casserole dish.  Mix the two soups with the milk and spread over meat mixture.  Cover with peas.  Top with cheese.  As a final layer add Tater Tots.  Bake in 350* oven for 1 hour.

First of all, please note that I copied this word for word, comma for comma, from a cook book my grandma's group of friends put together.  I take no credit for the way it's written (in fact, it bothers me).  Now that I've made that disclaimer, I feel better :)  Anyway, back to the meal.  Everyone, even the picky toddler, loved this.  My hubby ate seconds... and thirds... and leftovers!  That says a LOT!

We did not have any sides with this meal because the peas are already in it.  Same with the Tater Tots.  I figured it didn't need anything else.

J gave this meal an 8
I give it an 8.5

Yum Yum!

Once again, I will add the picture when I get it uploaded to the computer... hopefully later today!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Garlic and Herb Pork

My sister actually found this recipe, but since she hasn't posted it yet, I'm going to :)  She found it on Allrecipes.com.  My sister and I have both cooked this pork many times and we each had the same problem...it takes MUCH longer to cook that this recipe calls for.  We generally cook it for an hour, or until it's 160 (this recipe says 150, but I like my meat well done)


  • 2 pounds boneless center-cut pork loin
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Pat pork dry with paper towels, place in shallow roasting pan. In small bowl, stir together garlic, salt, sage, rosemary, pepper and olive oil to make a paste. Rub garlic paste over all surfaces of pork loin; place in oven, roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Turn oven temperature down to 300 degrees F., roast for 15-20 minutes, take internal temperature using an instant-read thermometer. When internal temperature of roast is 150 degrees F., remove from oven, tent loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

I would rate this meal an 8, maybe even 8.5.  The little guy eats it without any fight...usually.  Although, we do have to scrape off all of the seasoning.  My sister recommended Green Beans with this meal, and we like to add the garlic potatoes found in the Steam Fresh bags.  The picture added is of my gorgeous sister making this pork for the very first time a few months ago.