Cooking

What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

This was a busy weekend, complete with a wedding to coordinate and then a visit from both our daughters. One was in the wedding, the other popped in from her camp work at The Wilds. This is her first time home since camp began. It was great to have them both here at the same time – that doesn’t happen often these days.

Our older daughter had to head home shortly after the wedding, so she wasn’t here for Sunday. Since Allison doesn’t get to be here for Sunday dinner very much, I asked her what she’d like to eat and set my planned menu aside. “Steak, that salad and potatoes!” was her enthusiastic reply. So I made:

Sirloin Steak Shish kabobs
Parmesan Potatoes
Brownies and Ice Cream

The shish kabobs were marinated in Teriyaki sauce, a favorite of ours. The recipe is simple and it gives great flavor to any steak. (Recipe to follow)

These potatoes might not look very pretty, but they’re so good! When you make these everyone will be scrambling to get those cheesy bits on the bottom of the dish!Melt about three tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a glass dish; sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Place scrubbed potatoes, cut in half on top of cheese and butter, cut side down. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. (I put mine in the oven on time bake. If you don’t have that feature, you can bake these for about 10 minutes in the microwave, then place them in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes to crisp them up).

Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup salad oil
2 tbl molasses
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp dry mustard
6 cloves garlic, minced

Combine ingredients and mix well. Add meat to marinade, stirring to coat and let stand 5 minutes at room temperature.

I made up the kabobs first, then laid them in a 9 x 13″ pan with the marinade and set it in the fridge while we were at church. The kabobs only took a short time to grill once we returned home.
Even on busy weekends, it’s great to have dinner at home. It doesn’t have to be complicated and fancy – just home cooked and served at the table where everyone can enjoy it together!

What was cooking in your kitchen this weekend?

With love,

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