Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flavorful Food

Food pictures are so fun to take. I always have a few sprinkled throughout the rest of my photos when I transfer pictures from camera to computer. What to do with them except lump in a conglomerate food post?!

We had weekend company in April to whom we served bran muffins and fresh fruit for Sunday breakfast. Annie has also experimented with bran muffins using a cinnamon friendship bread sourdough starter. Those are very moist and tasty too!

Grilled Reuben sandwiches are a family favorite we enjoy quite often. Rye bread was on Manager Special at Dillons (Kroger) and we snagged several bags of organic Mojo chips from the Azure Standard co-op's Bargain Bin. This was the last jar of canned dill spears. Hopefully we will get plenty of cucumbers from the garden this year!

The local homeschool group hosted a Mom's Fondue Dinner. My mother-in-law served fondue for Christmas Eve dinner years ago (when we didn't have so many little people & fingers), and these two are the only times I've ever fondued! Very pretty and yummy!

The table decor was very cute too!

A dear neighbor emptied her freezer stash of blackberries with the request to please make one jar of jam for her. Annie helped me make a batch of very sweet jam and we saved the rest for smoothies and breakfast cakes. We are eagerly anticipating our own blackberry vines to please produce some yumminess eventually!

And last of all, a new recipe for the keeping...Tasty Thai Steak Strips with Peanut Sauce. This was definitely preferred by the adult taste buds.

Tasty Thai Steak Strips with Peanut Sauce

1 lb. flank steak cut on the diagonal into 1/8" thick slices
2 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger/ or 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. lime juice/ or lemon juice
2 tsp. brown sugar
16 oz. rice noodles/ or wheat pasta, cooked

Thread steak strips (I think we used deer loin) on skewers. Combine oil, lemon juice, & garlic and brush on steak. Marinate 30 minutes. In a saucepan combine the remaining ingredients, except noodles, and bring to a boil. Broil the meat for 3 minutes per side. Serve steak skewers over noodles with peanut sauce on the side for dipping. A side of napa cabbage salad adds even more oriental flair to your meal table. Enjoy!

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