Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Life has been so busy lately that I have not had as much time to cook as I'd like. Tonight, Daniel and I were going to go out for sushi (my fav!), but was my one night of the week where I actually had time to cook. So, I lived in the moment and whipped up a DELICIOUS meal. It was so good, that the hubs said I should make it once a know your meal is good when your husband is in love with it! :) Yay for success!

The recipe is for Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms. Now, I am not a big fan of red meat therefore I rarely eat it. I do however; try to eat some every few months to get some good Iron into my body. When I eat red meat, I typically prepare it myself...never do I get it when going out to eat...I don't know...something about it grosses me out. (haha...yes, I'm weird) Anyways, I decided it was time for us to cook some steak, but I wanted to do something different with it. Sooo...I found this recipe from Cooking Light. It was so easy, so favorable, melts in your mouth, pretty healthy...and did I mention---easy?!! I made some slight changes, so see revised recipe below. Enjoy!

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms


1 t. olive oil
2 cups sliced onion
2 cups green bell pepper strips
2 t. minced garlic (or more if you love garlic like us)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3/4 lb. top round steak, trimmed and cut into thin strips
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. black pepper
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
4 hoagie rolls
2 T. low-fat mayo

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pan; saute 3 minutes. Add mushrooms to pan; saute 4 minutes. Sprinkle beef with salt and black pepper. Add beef to pan; saute 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in Worcestershire sauce; cook 1 minute.

2. Bake bread in oven, so it gets nice and crisp on the outside but warm and fluffy on the inside (depends on your bread, but I baked ours at 400 degrees for 9 mins.).

3. Take bread out of oven, place one cheese slice on bottom half of each roll, spread lightly with mayo, then top each serving with beef mixture. Top with other half of roll.

Link to the recipe.

For dessert last night, the hubs made Cookies and Cream Rice Crispy Treats. Man, they melt in your mouth!

Cookies and Cream Rice Crispy Treats

4 Tablespoons Butter
4 Cups mini marshmallows
6 Cups rice crispy cereal
8 oz bag mini Oreo cookies
1/2 Cup chocolate chips, melted

1. Place butter and marshmallows into a large microwavable bowl. Microwave for a few minutes until marshmallows puff up nice and large. Remove and stir in cereal and Oreos. Pour into a large 9×13 inch baking dish. With the back of a large spoon that’s sprayed with cooking spray press and smooth treats. Drizzle melted chocolate over top and let cool. Cut into squares.

That's enough for me tonight...I'm off to eat a rice crispy treat with a cold glass of milk! :)


  1. Sounds like something I would love from first course to last! Dinner at your house sounds fantastic.

  2. Can Daniel make a batch of those for me?


  3. And, yes, just for ME...I don't know if I'd be able to share!

  4. Lisa, he'll make them at the beach!!! :) They are super easy...enjoy!