Angelica prepared this chopped steak recipe and really enjoyed it. She added garlic mashed potatoes as a side dish. The Neely's said this is a blue plate special at their restaurant. It looks like a fancy meat loaf with mushroom gravy! Yum!
Monday, February 5, 2018
I did some cooking this weekend, trying to start off right before the debauchery of Super Bowl Sunday happened. I have been craving quiche. Who doesn’t crazy quiche, right?! It’s an egg pie with vegetables and cheese! I followed this recipe adding about ½ a cup of chopped ham steak. I also used frozen deep dish pie crusts and ended up having enough for 2 quiches with the addition of 2 eggs and ½ a cup of milk to make more of the custardy filling.
For dinner, with it still being jacket weather, I made a soup in the crock pot. This soup is a dump everything into a pot recipe and the only prep work was for the cilantro. After cooking on high for 4 hours I shredded the chicken (2 chicken breasts) and added the cubed cream cheese. It’s kind of crazy how much the cream cheese adds to the soup. It gives it a body and creaminess that is very satisfying. The calories really don’t count because 8 ounces of cream cheese is split over many servings. I added a couple of cups of frozen corn to the soup because I was not using the entire bag in the corn bread.
With the soup I wanted a bread and I thought this is finally the time for me to make a Mexican corn bread. I added a couple of sliced green onions that I had left over from the quiche to add some more greenery because I think that looks pretty. I also only used half a can of chopped jalapenos because I have had Mexican corn bread before that was too spicy hot to be enjoyable. I wanted subtle heat especially since it would be served along hot soup.
For Sunday, we smoked wings. Or maybe we baked wings on a smoker…. Outdoor cooking isn’t my department. I was only in charge of the rub. This rub was perfect – not too salty, not too spicy. I only jumped onto the wing craze in the last year and it is not because of the sauce, it is because of the crispy skin. In a restaurant, this is accomplished by ordering the sauce on the side and then throwing it away (well, some people end up eating it.. I do not). I figure without tossing the wings in a buttery sauce these can be diet friendly. Other than a minor amount of skin, it is all protein.