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Rachel Pastrami Sandwich

Rachel pastrami sandwich

I like to have theme nights for food and I recently decided that Friday nights were going to be “Sandwich” night for a while.  It pushes me to try new things and it’s fun.  Ok, I get my idea of fun may not be yours LOL.

So last Friday I made the “Rachel” which is a play on the Reuben but with pastrami.  I hate sauerkraut so Cole slaw stood in.  This is a great fancy grilled cheese.  The salty pastrami with the slightly sweet Russian dressing, crunchy slaw and melted cheese work in harmony! Continue reading Rachel Pastrami Sandwich

Filet Mignon with Brandy Mushroom Sauce

filet mignon with brandy mushroom sauce First, I know I haven’t posted for 2 weeks.  In my defense, I have been busy and last week I was on vacation, so I wasn’t cooking that much and I was certainly trying to stay away from my laptop.

I’m back!  Still busy (sitting at my desk waiting for an important work document to arrive) but figured I could squeeze in a few minutes to post the absolutely freaking amazing delicious mushroom Brandy Sauce I made Sunday with Filet.  Whenever we go on vacation, I am dying to get right back into my kitchen when we get back.  Usually I am inspired by something amazing I had on vacation, but no I woke up Sunday and knew I just had to have Filet for Sunday dinner.  Probably because I had a lot of fish on vacation.  Anyway, it’s 4:16 and as I look at this picture of the Filet, I am getting really hungry.  The sauce was so good, but I know I already said that!  I will say the sauce is supposed to be for four people but Bill and I pretty much finished it ourselves, so if you are making this for 4 sauce lovers…………double it! Continue reading Filet Mignon with Brandy Mushroom Sauce

Chipotle Chili

chipotle chili

Chili, is there anything better on a cold winter night than a piping hot bowl of Chili?  I posted my age-old favorite Chili recipe a while ago.  That is my go to Chili recipe but when I saw this one in Bon Appetit’s Fast Easy Fresh, I knew I had to try it.  You see, I LOVE Chipotle Chilis.  Love, love, love them.  I like it hot.  The original recipe had you add 2 Chipotle peppers.  I started with 3 and ended up with 5 :).   I also added the tomato paste and brown sugar as it needed a little sweetness to balance the chilis.  Other than that, I was pretty true to the recipe.  When I served mine I added avocado, low-fat sour cream, a little cheddar cheese, raw red onion and a few big spoons of  hot sauce which Bill found a little perplexing.  I told you I like it hot!  :)

I have had this cookbook for a while, but recently spent some time going through it again and have about 20 recipes tagged with a stick it note.  The recipes are all meant for quick, healthy weeknight dinners, so you will see more of them here for sure! Continue reading Chipotle Chili

Loaded Nachos

nachos

I know I have been posting all these yummy, can’t believe it’s healthy and good for you recipes!  Yeah!  It’s so fun to be healthy.  Yeah, it’s so fun to do everything in moderation and hell, when it’s the Divisional round and your team is playing at home and  your QB is Brady, I am not going to eat a salad.  I am going to work my ass off extra that day and I am going to eat some FOOTBALL food Dammit!

These nachos fit the bill.  If you don’t feel like playing with the spices I have on the recipe, skip them and just use a taco mix packet (no one is going to judge you!)  I just might make my famous Honey Hot wings too, last time I made wings and nachos for the game we won……….it’s only crazy if it doesn’t work, right? Continue reading Loaded Nachos

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Day 3 of back on track eating, I made this new recipe last night from a Blog called Just a Taste.  It was delicious.  Quick and Healthy!  The only change I made was to use 1/2 cup brown sugar, the sauce was still great.   The recipe says it serves 2 but with a pound of steak, it really is 4 servings.  I had mine with sautéed Baby Bok Choy.  You can find the recipe here.  Mongolian Beef Recipe

 

 

 

Steak Diane

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This dish was the first thing that Bill ever cooked for me, it was his signature dish (and yes, I was sold!).  It has become the “go to” dish for us for celebrating our Anniversary, Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.  I have doubled the sauce because it is all about the sauce here.  The fries and steak are just a vehicle for the amazing sauce!

Don’t be afraid to light the brandy, but make sure you step back when you do it!  Must be enjoyed with a really  nice cabernet.  Continue reading Steak Diane