July 7, 2006

Cooking For Two

Being married and not having children it's sometimes hard cooking. Usually my husband and I end us with tons of leftovers and we both do not like leftovers more than two days. So, I'm trying to make more meals that's what I call "Cooking for Two." I know that we aren't the only married couple out there that has this dilemma when planning meals.

Does anyone have any good thoughts about Cooking for Two?

Juicy Beef Kabobs
by Lane

1 beef bone-in sirloin or round steak, 3/4 pound, 1 inch thick
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1 teaspoon sugar

Remove any fat from beef and cut into 1-inch pieces.

In a bowl mix remaining ingredients. Put beef in bowl and coat well with mixture. Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, at least 1 hour and no more than 6 hours.

Place oven on broil.

Remove beef cubes from marinade and reserve marinade. Thread beef on each of four 10-inch metal skewers, leaving 1/2-inch space between each piece. Brush kabobs with marinade. Place kabobs on rack in broiler pan. Broil kabobs with tops about 3 inches from heat 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning and brushing with marinade after 3 minutes.


Marybeth said...

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I love your recipes! I want to make pizza for dinner soon after reading your ideas. Check out my blog at www.marybethwhalen.com and click on the blog button. I have several peach recipes posted on there right now that you are sure to enjoy! If you search through my archives I have posted a good many recipes on there. Nice to "meet" you!

Good Ole Cook said...


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