The Southern husband likes nothing more than a good steak dinner (okay, maybe he likes shrimp and grits more, but that’s it!) and while I am always wanting to give him his heart’s desire, a steak and potato supper in the middle of the summer can be a little heavy. Give me a luscious steak with blue cheese and mashed potatoes on the side any day in February, but here in early August I am all about the salads. So proving that you can have your cake (or in this case steak!) and eat it too…may I present this recipe for easy steak and potato salad! Let’s make it!
I don’t know how football season goes in your house, but in ours it is a conglomeration of Saturday college games, Sunday pro games, and a whole lot of nibbling in front of both. And in the midst of all of this, we spend one gloriously noisy weekend every football season down in Clemson, South Carolina with the Southern daughter, eating, cheering on the Tigers, eating, tailgating with family and friends, eating, perhaps indulging in an adult beverage or two…and eating. So if you are as enamored of football cuisine as we are, here’s a guaranteed easy favorite…Chili Cheese Dip!
It’s just about Cinco de Mayo, the one day of the year that we are required to eat delicious Mexican food! Or something that at least approximates Mexican food, which if I am going to be totally honest is the case with this taco pie. I’m not sure how authentic it is…probably 0%, if I had to put a number on it. But it’s delicious and spicy and involves taco sauce and tortilla chips and so I’m going with it. That’s what you get when an Irish girl does Mexican food. But let me repeat: delicious!
Here’s the thing about lasagna and cooking when there are only two people living in your house. You can’t do it. Well, you CAN do it, if you are up for eating lasagna for a solid week straight, but there’s no reasonable way (that I have yet discovered) to cook lasagna for two the traditional way. So until my Southern daughter and all her hordes of friends come back from college for the summer, I’m just going to have to be untraditional. As in, I’m turning that lasagna into a hearty, warm and wonderful soup.
I have said time and time again that the Southern husband has influenced me in so many ways, culinarily-speaking, pointing me in directions I never thought my tastebuds would go. Fried green tomatoes. Okra. Grits on grits on grits. And towards the wonderful, the happiness, the reckless abandon of eating barbecue for breakfast. Tender, spicy, spooned over a warm biscuit and with a soft fried egg dripping down the side barbecue for breakfast. You’re nodding, right? Me too.
Lots of you have asked me what was on the menu at my house for the Super Bowl, and I know it is already practically baseball season now, but better late than never…. Like the Saints, I ended up being a big winner on Super Bowl Sunday because my awesome group of family and friendsRead More & Get the Recipe