Once again Eric has proven to show how supportive he is by eating the new recipes I am constantly trying that sometimes don't always work out so great and letting me have an hour in the evenings to go to the gym.
As I've been looking for new recipes to try I rediscovered a recipe book we were given for a wedding present for Taste of Home "Guilt Free Cooking". I have come to love this cookbook because not only are the recipes healthy but they include ingredients that I actually have or are easy to buy! One recipe that we made this week that will definitely be a dinner regular in our home were these flavorful Sirloin Veggie Kabobs.
2/3 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons canola oil
4 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
16 fresh baby portobello or large white mushrooms, halved
2 medium red onions, cut into wedges
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
- In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add beef cubes. Seal bag and turn to coat. Pour the remaining marinade into another large resealable plastic bag; add the mushrooms, onions and peppers. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate beef and vegetables for up to 4 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade from beef. Drain vegetables, reserving marinade for basting. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread beef and vegetables.
- Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
I've also started doing a lot more crockpot meals, since I have schools on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and when I get home I don't feel like doing much except playing with Mia. One recipe that I tried that was extremely easy and delicious was the crockpot chicken recipe. Give it a try! Also, if any of you have good and easy crockpot recipes please send them my way!
You can find the recipe to this extremely easy recipe at http://thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com/2011/05/easiest-dinner-ever.html