Monday, February 14, 2011

Simple week night meal

I know today is Valentine's Day and most people are going out for dinner or cooking a gourmet meal for their significant other. Well I made Brock's meal yesterday and we are headed to Dallas on Thursday for a long weekend and Brock will be taking me out to celebrate our love some time this weekend. So tonight I just planned a simple meal since this week is parent teacher conference week and I wanted to keep things simple.
Steak Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, and Brown Sugar Sauce

Steak Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, and Honey Dip Sacue

Caesar Salad Cube Steak Burger
(adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice)
1-1/2 pounds of cube steak
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 shallots, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can of beef broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Sandwich you will need:
Romaine Lettuce
Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 or 2 piece of toasted bread (I used low carb)
1 teaspoon of Honey Dip Sauce (recipe to follow)

Mix all ingredients together and marinate the meat for 2 hours (or all day...I put mine together this morning and had it ready when I got off work). Place the meat and marinade in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook about 7 minutes each side.  When the meat is finished start with toasted bread, cover with honey dip sauce, then lettuce, place your meat then smother with freshly shredded parmesan cheese.

Honey Dip Sauce
(adapted from Our Best Bites)
8 ounces of Sour Cream
1 1/2 tablespoons of Mayo
1 tablespoon of Sugar Free Honey
a few sprinkles of cumin, parsley, oregano, salt, and onion powder (all to taste)

Whisk all ingredients together and refrigerate will use. You can also use this dip with the Sweet Potato Fries. It is a more savory option rather than the sweet brown sugar sauce. 
This sauce taste like a homemade french onion dip. Very savory and full of flavor. Taste great with sandwich and fries!!!

Sweet Potato Fries
(Our Best Bites)
1 lb peeled sweet potatoes cut into 1/4" match-sticks
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t coriander
1 t kosher salt
1 t parsley
1/8 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a small bowl combine cumin, oregano, coriander, salt, parsley, and pepper. 
Place sweet potatoes in a pile directly on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Use hands to toss until all pieces are well coated.  Sprinkle seasoning mixture on top and toss again with hands to coat. 
Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer so that pieces are not touching each other.  Place pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Use a metal spatula to gently flip fries and then return pan to oven. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until fries are starting to lightly brown and crisp.

Brown Sugar Maple Sauce
2 tablespoons of butter melted
1/4 cup of sugar free maple syrup
1/8 cup of Splenda brown sugar
1 tablespoon of sugar free honey
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve with warm bake sweet potato fries! Yummo!

Melt milk chocolate of choice in microwave with some shortening. Dip strawberries in them and let them set on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Melt white chocolate with some shortening then place in a ziplock bag and cut off the tip. Drizzle white chocolate over the strawberries. Super easy and always delicious!!! 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries!


Sandy Krout said...

oh that looks so yummy. i'm going to invite y'all over here to cook for us. kthanks.