I’ve been feeling bad about taking the exhausted way out of dinner lately and caving to the frozen and prepared foods aisles at the grocery store so I pulled out some cookbooks with fast or express in the title and made the shopping list. I flipped through Good Food Fast which is a kitchens of Martha Stewart cookbook and found beef and orange stir-fry. The recipe is here. It was super easy and took the amount of time it took to bubble some yellow rice. We used stir-fry precut beef from the market to make it even easier. Our fun red bowls and chopsticks made it feel like something a little special. It tasted good with a bit of extra soy dashed on top.
4R Brisket Meat Loaf Recipes from John Rivers – Owner of 4R Smokehouse
1 ½-2# Ground Beef (Brisket)
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup Cheez-its
1 cup 4R barbeque sauce
½ cup worcestershire sauce
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Saute the diced onion in a drizzle of oil until translucent, add garlic and saute about 2 more minutes. Set aside to cool in a large bowl.
Place Cheez-its in a plastic ziploc, flatten out the air, seal. Crunch up Cheez-its.
Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and gently mix. Don’t overmix as this would cause toughness.
Place in a loaf pan and bake 1 to 1 ½ hours or until about 160 degrees.
bought Tyler Florence’s new book, Family Meal, over the weekend and tonight I baked some pork chops with fruit & fire (apricot/jalapeno but not spicy) and panko and made Tyler’s recipe for asian sweet potato salad. It is boiled sweet potatoes with a carrot ginger dressing and greens and cucumbers dressed with only lemon, dates and crunchy wontons. A light fall dinner with tons of color and flavor.
last night we had a couple of friends over for dinner. We found some amazing looking ciabatta at the Fresh Market and found this ‘wichcraft sandwich to pile it into. Tom Collichio’s meatloaf with a slow cooked tomato curry relish and bloomed pickled mustard seeds with cheddar and bacon. It ain’t your mom’s meatloaf! The monsoon let loose right before they arrived and the lights went out for a moment. The Florida rainy season doesn’t stop us! We finished off the night with slices of homemade chocolate banana bread with dark chocolate chips.