Dinner of the Year

Tonight I whipped up a delicious little dinner.  It was nothing overly special, but it ended up being perfect.
So perfect, actually, that I inhaled it before I took a picture of it.
Therefore you get recipes with no pictures.
And I hate when people post recipes with no picture, but oh well…
Absolutely none of this is accurately measured, so just roll with it.
Stuffed Steak Roll-Ups
2 long steaks (I think flank steak.  I don’t really know my cuts of meat.)
a big handful of fresh spinach
2 triangles of Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese
a shake or two or four of McCormick’s Grill Mates Mesquite seasoning
one half bottle Italian dressing
tooth picks

Using a meat mallet/tenderizer, flatten the steak well.
Season one  side of the meat with the McCormick’s seasoning.
Spread one triangle of cheese onto one steak.
Top with spinach.
Roll jellyroll-style and secure with toothpicks.
Cut into 4-6 circles.
Top with Italian dressing.
Bake at 350* until done(20ish minutes), broil, or grill.

Pesto Asparagus
handful of fresh basil leaves(approx 1/2 cup)
roughly 1 ounce pine nuts
roughly 1 TBsp EVOO
2 cloves garlic

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend well.
Add EVOO as needed, remembering that it will thicken some as it sits.

Heat one bunch of asparagus tips in skillet with 1ish TBsp butter or margarine.
Add pesto and coat well.
Sautee for several minutes.
Add enough water to barely cover the bottom of pan and cover with lid.
Let asparagus steam cook for approx 5-10 minutes or until desired crunchiness is reached.

Best Mashed Potatoes EVAH
3ish pounds red potatoes
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4ish oz. sour cream
1ish cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Slice and boil potatoes for 15ish minutes, or until tender.
While potatoes are boiling, mix the cheeses, sour cream and salt and pepper.
Drain potatoes and smash, mixing well with cheese mixture.
Easy peasy.

If you try any of these, let me know if I guestimated my numbers correctly.

2 Responses to Dinner of the Year
  1. Liz Sanders
    July 13, 2011 | 12:33 am

    oh yum that all sounds delish! Do all the kiddos eat it well, because I’m thinking 2 of my four will? I am always looking for something new to try for dinner.

  2. Kimberly
    July 13, 2011 | 9:07 am

    sounds amazing! you’re so impressive 🙂 I don’t know how you care for all those living creatures, cook an amazing dinner, AND work in a little pun (“roll” with it, the roll-ups). ah, your cleverness never ceases to amaze 🙂