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It's Friday. Grill Something this Weekend.

It's Friday! I have big plans to attend the Ft. Griffin Fandangle tonight.  Stay tuned.  My good friends Jeff and Cori are cast members.

Tomorrow, I have big plans to do chores around the house and work on the blasted dissertation.  More importantly, I have big plans to grill tomorrow evening.  I have steak on the brain, so I have beef in my not too distant future. I encourage everyone to do the same.  For some inspiration, look towards the 29 Ways to Love Lean Beef and get to grilling.

Have a Blessed Wednesday

It's Wednesday! I've been working on left overs from my busy weekend in the kitchen.  Mom sent pics from home yesterday, and I just love this little guy!  Hoping to try a new stuffed portabella 'shroom recipe, maybe this evening.

Grilled Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak

What you will need:
2 tsp Chili Powder
3/4 tsp Ground Cumin
3/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 (1-lb) Flank Steak, trimmed
Cooking spray
4 Lime Wedges (optional)

What you need to do:
Combine the first 5 ingredients.  Rub spice mixture over steak. Place steak in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal bag.  Refrigerate 8 hours or over night.
Preheat grill.
Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill steak 5 min each side or until desired degree of doneness.  Remove from grill rack.  Cover and let stand 5 min. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.  Serve with lime wedges, if desired.  Should yield 4 servings.

Fern's Recipe Ammendments:
I followed the recipe up until the grill for 5 min each side.  I didn't time each side of the steak, and I should have to share.  I left each side of the steak on the lower grill rack for 3 or so minutes, and I then moved the steak to the upper grill rack for a couple of min…

Breakfast Berry Cornbread

What you will need:
1 c Yellow Cornmeal
1/2 c Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 c Fat Free Sour Cream
1 Large Egg
1 Large Egg White
1 tsp Grated Lemon Zest
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 6 oz container Fresh Raspberries or 3/4 c frozen unsweetened rasberries

What you need to do:
Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray 9 in pie plate with non stick spray.
Whisk together cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in medium bowl.  In another bowl, whisk together sour cream, egg, egg white, lemon zest, and vanilla.  Add sour cream mixture to cornmeal mixture and stir just until cornmeal mixture is moistened.  Spoon into prepared pie plate.  Sprinkle evenly with raspberries.
Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.  Let cool on wire rack 5 minutes.  Cut into eight wedges.  Serve warm.  (it's also great cold out of the fridge with a glass of iced tea for an afternoon snack, just saying)

Fern's Recipe Ammendments: 
I have used Splenda rather than…

A Weekend of Recipes

Father's Day weekend found me hundreds of miles south of my Dad, and at least 40 degrees hotter outside than my Dad on Saturday.  My folks traveled to Wyoming for a cousin's wedding. Congratulations Johanna!! I hear that it was a beautiful ceremony, a wonderful day, and that you were a pretty bride.  Who could want more, right?!

I found myself home for the entire weekend with no obligations filling my calendar.  Saturday, I putzed around the house--cleaned, washed laundry, found new recipes to try, worked on a dissertation, you know anything NOT OUTSIDE in the blistering 112 degree heat.  Yes, I said 112!!  Newton has come to believe that he is now a house dog.  "Hi, my name is Fern and I have turned my blue heeler into a grouchy show heifer.  All he has done for 2 days is eat, want to stay inside, and lay under the fan."

Friday afternoon I had laid a Beef Flank Steak out to thaw.  When using this particular cut of meat, please be sure to give it plenty of time to &q…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Horseradish Dipping Sauce

I found this recipe the other day on I don't even remember what chain of events got me there.  That ever happen to you??  It's a common occurrence to me, and lately I've realized it's not just pertinent to web browsing, but life.

Bringing the rabbit back around the tree....

Last night in the search for something different, something un-heavy, something delicious for dinner (or supper, however you want to think about it), I looked through a couple of cookbooks and remembered this recipe that I'd emailed to myself earlier this week.  I do that a lot, email recipes to myself from sites I find.  The recipes end up in my email, consequently on my phone.  My phone later ends up on the counter with smudges on it due to my using it as a recipe card.  This practice needs to stop.  It's probably not sanitary and it's definitely not good for my phone.~~~~sorry, rabbit must have taken a left to get to the pond~~~heading him back do…