Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Steak Fries wrapped with Flank Steak

I came across this recipe on Facebook and couldn't wait to try it. I modified it using potato wedges (quartered potatoes) baked for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. While the potatoes were cooking, the steak was marinating. I love this particular recipe because the dijon mustard and rosemary created a really nice flavor. I used my grinder to make a powder out of the rosemary, added garlic and also used part spicy sweet mustard and part dijon. I turned up the temperature to 425 degrees and cooked and additional 20 minutes. It tasted amazing and not too time-consuming. :)

Chicken Broccoli Shells and Cheese

This was definitely as good as it looked. The teenager coined the term "gravy cheese"--I mean, who doesn't love cheesy gravy?! We had some friends over for dinner, so I ended up doubling the recipe. I also accidentally pulled out chicken thighs instead of breasts, and unsure if they would like the combo, I cooked the chicken seperately. Served with salad and corn-on-the-cob, it was a big hit. Definitely an easy one to prepare and worth the effort.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pressure Cooker Taco Pie

Last night was all about crunch time and comfort food. I saw this recipe on facebook and couldn't wait to try it. I think next time I'll use tostadas or chips. Overall this was a very good recipe, but I could tell it would have been better baked to crispy in the oven. The boys topped it with homemade salsa, lettuce and sour cream, so it was really more like an open-face burrito. Again, only 5 minutes for the pressure cooker to heat up and pressurize and 10 minutes to cook. I think in the future, I'll start keeping pre-browned meat in the freezer to make it even faster.

Pressure Cooker Lasagna

Time to catch up on blogs for the week....The temperature has been up in the 90's and our home doesn't have AC--yet. I think I'm now addicted to my electric pressure cooker because all the things I've made this week have taken 10 minutes or less. No heating up the house, no heavy consumption of electricity, amazing meals that can be ready very quickly. I have to admit on this one though, It took me longer to prepare than to cook. (mainly because I had to brown the meat, mix the cheese combo and put in the layers. It was definitely worth it! Delicious lasagna in the heat of summer-cool!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Seafood in the Electric Pressure Cooker

The days are getting longer which means the hubby is outside until sundown. It makes it challenging to plan the dinner timing. This week he wants his meals to be lean so I used my electric pressure cooker for trout and shrimp. It takes the cooker about 5 minutes to "warm up" and then 5 minutes to cook the fish. I used the water and lemon juice per instruction, but went with garlic, dill, salt, pepper, and a little bit of butter. Paired with rice and a salad, it was the fastest meal I think I've ever prepared. I'm must say, I'm in love with my pressure cooker, especially when it's 94 degrees.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls

I am so thrilled that my first attempt at cinnamon rolls was a success. It's all due to one of my favorite Facebook pages Eazy Peazy Mealz. Thanks to her diligence and research, I was able to bake with ease. I don't think I'll have to search anywhere else for my (new) go-to recipe. The only caveat, is that I rolled my dough fairly thin, so I had smaller rolls. I ended up making 40 rolls! Good think I had good "testers".