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Beef….it’s what’s for Dinner!

November 18, 2009

I’m so excited….Steak for dinner!!  It’s been a long time, but last week Harris Teeter was having an amazing sale on ribeye’s which is Jeff’s favorite…I couldn’t pass them up!!!

These are our beautimous steaks in one of our favorite marinades.  The recipe for the marinade is out of a favorite cookbook called “Body for God” written by Lisa Young (I just found her blog….so excited!!).  Here’s how to make Dusty’s Steak Marinade:

Rated: Easy                   Makes: 6 steaks            Prep Time: 10 minutes

(I only buy 2 steaks, and I cut the recipe in half)


  • 6 Steaks
  • 2 teaspoons meat tenderizer (w/o MSG)
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (sometimes I don’t add this and it’s fine)
  • 1/4 cup cracked & crushed peppercorns (I don’t add this either)

Mix all ingredients together.  Pour over steaks in shallow bowl or ziploc bag.  Best if you make it in the morning and let it marinate all day.  Grill to desired doneness.
To go with our steaks I’m making this:

Asian Fried Rice

This will be my first time making Fried Rice….so if it’s not real great, I’ll come back and X this out!  Here ya go:

Asian Fried Rice

Rating: Easy        Prep Time: 10 minutes      Cook Time: 20 minutes   Serves: 6


  • 3 – 4 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 4 cups Cooked Rice (minute Rice Works Well, Made Up Ahead Of Time)
  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cooked And Shredded Or Cut Into Small Pieces ****I’m using crab tonight, another HT sale!*****
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Sliced (use White And Green Parts)
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Sugar

Fry beaten eggs in oil until firm. Chop up egg. In the same pan after egg is cooked, add meat and onion; cook over medium heat for 3 – 4 mins. Add cooked rice. Mix soy sauce with sugar and drizzle over rice. Stir until hot.

Serve with extra soy sauce.

Can also add mushrooms, pea pods, and/or water chestnuts.

And to top our meal off I’m steaming some broccoli.  So – pretty easy meal.  Give it a try and see what you think….it might be your next favorite!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2009 3:16 pm

    Hey friend,
    YEA!!! So glad you’re blogging. 🙂 I loved reading about your early years with Jeff. Welcome to the blogosphere and keep it up!!!

    Visit me at my crazy blog sometime.

    Love you to bits!

  2. November 18, 2009 4:57 pm

    Yum… I’ll be home soon. You make coming home fun! love ya babe!

  3. Kim Callis permalink
    November 18, 2009 9:26 pm

    Hey Michelle – this is cool and I love the recipe ideas! Great pictures of you and Jeff!

  4. Susan permalink
    November 18, 2009 11:31 pm

    Great blog…and all the pics are great! Especially the food pics, asian fried rice…yum!

  5. November 19, 2009 10:09 am

    So how did the fried rice turn out??? 🙂

  6. Michelle Kapusta permalink
    November 19, 2009 6:12 pm

    The fried rice was super…..highly reccmmend it!!

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