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Sunday Dinner #1

IMG_7705[1]While at Foodlion this morning I happened upon a 2 pack of NY Strip steak for $5.37…manager’s special!! That’s pretty much the only way I shop for meat. The original price was almost $11.00. Scooorre!

The wheels in my head started spinning. What would I do with them?? Initially I thought of mincing one and making stuffed steak in muffin tins. Then I decided against that idea. Why in the world would I take a chance at ruining such as good cut of meat. Plus the price was a steal! Whoop! Whoop!

Here are simple instructions on making a yummy clean eating dinner that doesn’t taste like cardboard. I don’t fancy cardboard at all lol.

Let’s begin with the NY Strip steaks…make a simple herb marinade. In a bowl combine 1/3 cup of olive, 1/4 tsp each of oregano, parsley and italian herb mix, lemon juice from half a medium lemon and 1 clove of minced garlic. Salt and pepper the steaks. Add steak and marinade to a ziploc bag. Put in refrigerator for 30 mins or until ready to use. Remove from refrigerator in time for steaks to reach room temperature before cooking. This will aid the steaks in cooking evenly.When cooking add a rosemary leaf or two and some thyme to your pan for added flavor.

Now onto delectable loaded mash potatoes…Wash 5 potatoes. Add potatoes to a pot and bring to boil. Allow potatoes to boil until soft. Cook 3 pieces of bacon as crispy as possible. Save the bacon grease. Slice 2 medium length chives. When soft pour water off potatoes and allow to cool a bit. Once cool peel and mash.  In a bowl add mashed potatoes, 1 tbsp of sour cream, 3-4 tsp of butter and sliced chives. Salt to suit your taste. Mix thoroughly! If potatoes have cooled to much put them in the microwave for a few minutes. Woohoo made from scratch loaded mash potatoes! You’re welcome! 🙂

Lastly…fresh string beans. Clean string beans and snap the ends. Rinse once more. Add bacon grease and some chopped onions to your pot. Allow to cook a little on medium. When onions begin to look brownish add string beans to the pot. Also add 1/2 cup of water to the pot as well. Salt to suit your taste. You can also add a little chicken broth to your string beans for added flavor. I was out of chicken broth!  😦

I used the pretty plate tonight just for this post! Hope you enjoyed and that it is helpful in the future!

Ooooo I almost forgot…do you like cheesecake? Well, I made one of those too! A no bake cheesecake with a graham cracker/almond crust and fresh strawberry topping! Here’s a teaser until I’m able to post it!! Hopefully, I’ll get around to it tomorrow.

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