Saturday, May 16, 2009

Country Fried Cube Steaks

These are an old favorite around here. I grew up eating these down on the farm (I can say down on the farm, because I live just up the hill from the farm I grew up on!!! ha-ha) Anyway, I hope you enjoy them just as much as we do.

The Menu:
Fried Cube Steak

(flour dredged)

The Original Recipe:
I learned to do this from my stepmom, many many years ago....

Country Fried Cube Steaks

2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
1/4 tsp. pepper or to taste
1 cast iron skillet
enough canola oil to coat about 1/3 up the pan (maybe about 1 cup)

Pour oil into skillet. Heat until oil is very hot, I would say on medium high. Test it by sprinkling a few drips of flour into the oil, if it bubbles and sizzles around, you are hot enough. You do not want it to smoke, though, that is to hot!
Whisk flour in bowl, set aside. In another wide bowl, combine flour, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Dredge cube steaks in egg, then in flour mixture coating the steaks. Add to the skillet and cook until crispy brown on each side and you no longer see any pink comming out of the middle as it frys. I would say about 3-5 minutes on each side.

Fish Taco Night!

I made Fish Tacos again the other night, and I thought I would update you all on them. I made a change to the way they are made, and I reposted that on the original post, and I added a picture. They have become a favorite of ours!


Here they are:


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chicken, Sausage with Yellow Rice and Peas

Well, this is an all-in-one dish, which I LOVE! It is very tasty to eat, kind of addicting in a way that you keep eating it to just taste it...

The Menu:
Chicken, Sausage wtih Yellow Rice and Peas

The Original Recipe:
Can you guess where this recipe came from? If not.... I'm not telling you! tee-hee-hee-hee.... This was my first time making this recipe. I love dishes that include everything all in one. This one was interesting... very good, yet, it felt like I could add anything to it and it would still come out good...and we just kept eating it because of the great flavor. We were all stuffed by the time we decided to be done...

Chicken, Sausage, with Yellow Rice and Peas
2 bnlss sknlss chicken breast
1 pkg. keilbasa, chorizo, or some type of sausage of that nature
1 pkg. yellow rice

1 1/2 cup frozen peas

1 medium onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

Place cubed chicken in pot and cook until no longer pink, add sausage, onion and red bell pepper, saute until onion is translucent. Add rice and as much water as the packet of rice calls for. Cover and simmer until rice is tender. Add peas and stir, serve.

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

You cannot go wrong with a good crockpot dish!

The Menu:
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

The Original Recipe:
I believe this is one of my own. I threw this together one day. I make all variations of it, though. Sometimes I use mushroom soup to thicken it a bit, and sometimes I just add some more flour to cold water and stir that in and turn it on high for awhile to thicken it. So, if you are a person who likes to change around dishes, this one is a good one to try that with! Oh, and I only had spiral noodles to use this time!

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

2lb. Round steak, cubed
1/4 cup Flour
1 tsp. Garlic bits
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbs. Butter
1 Small onion chopped
1 tbs. Worstishire sauce
1 Small can mushrooms (or fresh)
2 Beef bullion cubes
1 can Ff cream of mushroom soup (optional)
2 cups Water
1 14oz. container ff sour cream
1 pkg. Cooked wide noodles

mix all ingrediants together, except egg noodles, and place in crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Last half hour add container of sour cream and noodles.
* You can use 2 cups of beef broth instead of the 2 cups of water and beef bullion cubes.

Taco Bake

Now, I realize this is not from scratch, but it sure was easy to throw together and really tasty to the kids. No one complained about supper this night!

The Menu:
Taco Bake

The Original Recipe:
This came from Babycenter... where I get most of my recipes, if you haven't figured that out by now! I like going there becasue of the variety of recipes they share, and the ability to change them into something my family likes!

Taco Bake
1 (14 ounce) package kraft macaroni & cheese dinner mix
1 lb ground beef
1 package taco bell home originals taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup breakstone or knudsen sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Taco Bell Home Originals thick 'n chunky salsa

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare dinner as directed on package. While macaroni is cooking, brown meat and drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water to the meat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir sour cream into prepared dinner. Spoon half of the dinner mixture into 8-inch square baking dish; top with layers of the meat mixture, 1 cup of the cheese and remaining dinner mixture. Cover. Bake 15 minute. Top with salsa and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I will post soon!

I have some new dinners to post as soon as I get around to it! I have been busy. I will be posting a taco bake using mac & cheese from a box (yeah, so healthy! lol but soooo good!), and beef stroganoff in the crockpot. So, be on the lookout. I have more to come!