June 16, 2008

Food Gawker


There was a great site for pictures of food and the bloggers who blogged them not long ago called Tastespotting. Last week this wonderful site went down and is no longer. I was really sad to see it go, but a wonderful someone started up another site which is similar and perhaps will grow to be even better called Food Gawker! Click here! I've posted a couple things there and find a lot of the Tastespotting regulars are posting there as well! Come join us and help make Food Gawker as good or better than Tastespotting!

http://foodgawker.com/

June 9, 2008

The Marlboro Man Sandwich... Revisted


A while back I made Pioneer Woman's yummy Marlboro Man sandwich. You can go *here* to see it again if you like. Go ahead... I'll wait...

Back? OK, good. So, I wanted to make these again... only this time I added a few things. Like red, yellow and orange peppers. And mushrooms. And swiss cheese. LOTS of swiss cheese.

See, like this:


The GREAT thing about this sandwich is that it's versatile. You can add a lot of things to it to make it completely your own and completely different. I added in some BBQ sauce once for my lil man, who adores BBQ and it was delicious too.

Stay tuned... I am sure that this sandwich will make yet another appearance in the kitchen blog, in yet another costume. Yummy!

June 5, 2008

Simple Grilling Marinade

This particular marinade has been in my family for as long back as I can recall. It's simple, easy and lends itself well to tougher cuts of meat. This time I used ribeye steaks (because that's what I had on hand) but I like this best used on a cheap beef roast and grilled over charcoal. Yummy. Makes the meat butter tender and so very flavorful.



This is everything you'll need. Your meat packed up in ziplock bags, a generous helping of onions cut into rings, a few cloves of fresh garlic(smashed), some red wine vinegar, soy sauce and canola oil.



Layer the onions and smashed garlic in the bag with your meat... add in the liquids (recipe below) and seal the bag. Store this in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, but overnight is even better. If you are really getting into the spirit of this thing, you'll turn the bags over every couple of hours to marinate evenly.



Once your meat is marinated the length you like... grill it up! And don't forget to save the marinate to baste the meat as you cook. And remember all those onions? Those are divine sauteed and served along side your meat. Delish! I promise!

Meat Marinade
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1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup soy sauce

2 large onions
1 head garlic

This is what I used to marinate 8 decent sized ribeyes, you can increase or decrease as needed.



Yum! I served the steaks with mushrooms, the onions from the marinade and rice. Everyone loved it! Simple, easy and tasty.