August 21st, 2015

Planning a Tailgate

Sandwich Steaks for Planning a Tailgate

Baseball? Preseason football? Your kid’s soccer tournament? Badminton?

It doesn’t matter. It’s tailgatin’ time all around the U.S.A.!

Wherever you live, whoever your team, we all have one thing in common – we need to cheer on our players and we need to eat.

Preferably at the same time.

Whether you’re actually set up out of the back of your truck or car or you’re in your living room or basement, the food has GOT to be right!

And this takes planning, my friends.

Portable grills are perfect for grilling steak in a parking lot. I’ve been known to dig in to the finest steaks in parking lots all around the country.

It’s about dedication, people.

So be sure to pack up the portable grill, a cooler full of steak and accompaniments and all your sides. Plates, napkins, beverages and trash bags are must-have also. Plus containers to transport the leftovers – if there are any.

So what are the best steak cuts for tailgating?

For us, it’s Kansas City Strips and Sirloin steaks, hands down. No question.

Why?

They’re hearty and meaty and perfect for creating Steak Sandwiches. For tailgating, sandwiches are king! Everybody can personalize their sandwich with their own choices – sauces, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, etc.

Delish!

Plus, the smell of steaks grilling is enough to get any fan riled up – whether it’s in the stadium lot or your own backyard. There’s just something in the smoke.

Maybe throw on some filets for the purists who prefer not to create a sandwich and just want the full steak experience.

I can appreciate that, too.

While you’re planning, take a look at these Tailgating Favorites including the all-important Steak Sandwiches, all-beef hot dogs, burgers, brats, brisket, ribs and more.

You’re sure to find some inspiration for creating the perfect tailgating experience for your crew. Go team!


August 12th, 2015

Back to School Meal Planner

Back to School Meal Planner Steak

In many parts of the country, the kids are starting back to school!

And, if your area hasn’t started yet, it will soon!

That means early mornings, crazy afternoons and evenings, then repeating it all over again the next day.

We need some planning to make this go smoothly.

One thing that we KNOW has to happen every day is EATING.

And without a plan, that can cause stress and too much time spent fussing over it.

Plan it. Execute that plan. And pat yourself on the back when at least ONE thing goes smoothly that day!

During the school year, we like to grill up some steaks for dinner on Sunday evening. We make sure to grill up more than we need for that meal so that we have leftovers for a) lunches; b) a weeknight dinner using the leftover steaks (like fajitas!); and c) a fun steak and egg breakfast at least one morning during the week.

We use Sunday nights for cooking up the meats we’ll use during the week and preparing a calendar of just how we’ll use them.

That way, there’s no guessing. Just a plan and the ingredients to make it happen!

What are your favorite meal planning ideas? Do they help you make school nights easier to endure? I’m all ears!


July 17th, 2015

How to Build a Kabob

How to Build a Kabob

A kabob, when you get right down to it, is grilled steak on a stick.

It’s bite-sized and easy to eat. And who wouldn’t want a steak that’s easy to eat? That sounds like paradise to me.

If you follow these grilling steak tips, you’ll have perfect steaks for kabobs.

But if you REALLY want perfect kabob meat, try these beef tenderloin tips.

They’re juicy and cut perfectly for kabob making. To me, they’re the best cut of steak for a kabob.

Then, customize YOUR kabob with fruits and vegetables that speak to you.

Yes, fruit!

Ever put pineapple on a kabob?

Delish!

How about peaches, plantains or apples?

Yes, it can be done! And it’s delicious!

Don’t forget about the all-important red and green peppers, onions and tomatoes, too. Not only do they flavor your kabob spectacularly, but they make a gorgeous presentation!

Have fun being creative and build a kabob that suits YOU. There really are no rules except that what foods you select must stay on the skewer.

Applesauce? Not so much.

Enjoy some kabobs this weekend – just the way you like them!


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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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