Sunday, April 1, 2007

If I Were Stranded On A Desert Island...

the one spice I could NOT live without would be this one: McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. I have a Costco-size jug of it kept in a handy location in my kitchen. Sometimes when a recipe calls for salt and pepper I just use some of this and it works great. This bad-boy of a spice makes it's first appearance on my blog this week in the recipe for BBQ Beef Sandwiches.

It was difficult to come up with my menu for this week. Tonight I discovered that when I'm really full, it's very hard to find recipes that sound good. I'm sure you're all thinking, "Well, duh!"

Two of my recipes this week are new to me: Pleasant Pork Chops & Hawaiian Haystacks. I've posted the recipes and I'll add photos and tips later this week.

Now for my favorite cooking song this week. It's an oldie but a goodie: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants. It's one of those songs that cycles through my favorites list every two years or so. Cue it up, and rock out! Have a great week everyone!


Lee & Sharon said...

I have also tried the steak spice and there is one for chicken too that is good.

Andy & Gavan said...

a note about the Pleasant Pork Chops: We had these tonight for dinner and they were delicious. Mercer even ate them, and he's never had pork chops (I shy away from pork because of Gavan's Jewish heritage ;-)

I served them over noodles and we ate every last drop of this meal. The sauce was fantastic. I made just a few small changes to the original recipe, and I just posted those at the bottom of the recipe so you can read them there.