Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Sauce

I can make good meatballs and I do sometimes. And sometimes I buy the bags of frozen premade ones because they’re so dang handy and taste pretty good. Tonight I thawed some by simmering a handful in some hot water for a bit, while I peeled, cut, and boiled some potatoes for mashed potatoes. When […]

Simple Flank Steak Marinade

My mother’s simple flank steak marinade is still one of my favorites. My parents were not big barbecue people but hamburgers and flank steaks were almost always grilled outside. This simple marinade adds a lot of flavor to the flank steak even though it’s only got a few ingredients. You can use fresh or dried […]

Steak, Fried Onions, and Quick Baked Potatoes

Splurged on some tri-tip steaks that I saw marked down at the meat counter so instead of our Friday pizzas we had barbecued steaks, baked potatoes, and sautéed onions–definitely easier to make than a pizza! For the steaks, I sprinkled garlic salt and seasoned pepper on both sides. I microwaved the potatoes until they were […]

Taco Meat Pies

Easy Taco Meat Pies. Hamburger was on sale the other day so I boiled up 5 pounds. Put four 1-pound bags of it in the freezer for later and left 1 pound (about 2.5 cups) in the frig for dinner another night. I needed an easy dinner so I browsed through a few cookbooks and […]

Tacos with Boiled Hamburger

Dinner last night was great — and easy. I pulled out a bag of boiled hamburger from the freezer and let it thaw. Put it in a frying pan with some taco seasonings, a small can of tomato sauce, and some water. Simmered it till thick enough. Served on taco shells with grated cheese, lettuce, […]