Archive for the ‘recipe’ Category

my sweet husband’s recipe for homemade nachos

August 27, 2007

for some reason i love to clean on saturday mornings. i like to just get up and get the house all clean so we can relax and enjoy it the rest of the weekend. i am VERY fortunate to have a husband that helps me. we are starting to have these little patterns. i hate sweeping and mopping so he does that. he helps with straightening up and basically whatever i ask him to help with and does the laundry with me.  yesterday i wasn’t feeling well because of allergies and he made us dinner. it was his famous home made nachos. the chips are so good that you can eat them by themselves! however, we did use salsa and sour cream. if you want to try them here’s the recipe:

cs husband’s famous nachos

corn tortilla’s

oil

fresh ground sea salt

cut the tortillas in triangles. heat oil over med low heat in a non stick pan (we use our wok!) until it sizzle when you add a drop of water. place enough tortilla triangles to cover surface. fry for about 2-3 minutes, turning over.

place on paper towels to absorb any extra oil and season with salt to taste.

if you want to go a step further, lay the tortilla chips out on a cookie sheet covered with foil and sprinkle with the shredded cheese of your choice (we use the taco seasoned mexican blend) and bake at 375 for about 3 minutes.

 serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole or whatever you like best! once you taste how good these are you won’t want to go back to bagged chips ever again!

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pan frying flank steak

August 19, 2007

so this week i tried out a recipe i got through one of those nifty email recipe swaps. the kind that is sort of like a chain letter where you forward a recipe on and then get a bunch more back. my husband loves steak (shocking, i know) and so do i. this seemed like a pretty easy dinner paired up with some baked potatos, steamed broccoli w/lemon butter and rolls. First of, here’s the recipe with the comments from the sender:

“This is a super easy marinade that I always use for flank steak. It’s modified from an Alton Brown recipe.

4 T. soy sauce

4 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 T. red wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 T. Dijon mustard

1 T. olive oil

a little bit of sugar

Marinade flank steak for several hours or overnight. Then grill or panfry (yes, panfry) to desired doneness. ”

it turned out ok. my husband enjoyed it reasonably well but i was a little disappointed. i found that it was tough to find a formula for pan frying a flank steak online as it is usually a cut of meat that is not pan fried due to it’s toughness. it actually wasn’t tough, it was pretty tender. i just had a hard time getting it to medium well on the inside without burning the outside. i am sure slow cooking is the key here, but all the pan fry instructions seem to call for a quick cook with oil in a medium hot pan. the marinade tasted pretty good although it wasn’t really my all time favorite. all in all i have to say i think this would have tasted really good on the grill outside instead.

if anyone has tips for pan frying or has tried this before please share!