It's Leftover Tuesdays #6 and this month it's being hosted by Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity . More good news is that I finally (FINALLY) got to make my Leftover Waffle Bread Pudding. It took some sly, spy-like moves to keep the family from eating the homemade belgian waffles, but I did it.
Cook and Eat Meat, hosted by Arfi at HomemadeS caught my eye as an interesting event, but I have to admit I worried it might be a considered un-pc by our society standards. I see from Arfi's profile, though, that she is not in North America and is probably not worried about the political correctness of steak. Cook and Eat Meat is a reminder to those of us who DO eat meat, especially women, that eating 100grams of lean meat each day will help raise and stabilize our iron levels.
We raise our own beef and pork here on the farm so for the most part we eat a lot of meat. The recipe I chose for Cook and Eat Meat is the Steak Sandwich. This is a really simple steak sandwich, that Mr.Chef and I discovered on route to this steak sandwich from Pioneer Woman Cooks (an offshoot of Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, a fantastic blog). At any rate, we were making the actual sandwich and decided that even stopping halfway through it was really good (we did make the whole, official recipe right through the first time around).
The original steak sandwich recipe calls for a cube steak, but I used a round steak that I tenderized myself with a meat mallet. A great exercise for anyone frustrated with life. In fact, the first time around I pounded the steak so thin you could practically see through it -- inspired by hyperactive boy, video game addicted boy, and half-monkey - half-toddler girl. Store-pounded steak would probably work just fine should you lack inspiration. But if you need the workout just let me know - the kids are available most days and evenings, and are excellent for graying hair as well.
I will say here, though - real butter really does make a difference in this recipe. And if you're looking for heart healthy steak recipes - check out my london broil instead. Your arteries may just clog looking at this one.
Who doesn't love Jello Jigglers? I think I eat more of these than my kids do. This is a little embarrassing to admit but I generally have to look up the recipe to remember how to make these jell-o goodies. I just can't seem to remember how to make them.
This is a very, very easy recipe. If you use juice instead of water, it could almost be considered healthy. Add alcohol and it could be considered fun as well.
I just noticed on the Kraft site that there is a comment that says: "Do not swallow jello jigglers whole". Not sure what's with that, but I'm sure thousands (maybe hundreds) of college students are trying it right now. Nothing better than a party trick involving Jello! Good fun. Now I have to make some more of these just to see what happens when you DO swallow jigglers whole.