Friday, January 29, 2016

"Tasty Collage" - Pepper Steak

If you are on Facebook you've probably enjoyed
those bite size, fast motion videos with yummy recipes
that end with "Oh Yesssss"!
They are called buzzfeedtasty Videos  - click on the link to see some.
I love them and have actually tried some of those "tasty" recipes with good success.

Here's my version of a "tasty collage" - no video - sigh.
You'll have to use your quick video imagination.

This recipe comes from my old Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library C 1970's.
Do you remember those? Mine is even in the typical 70's avocado green colour!

This file lives in my Hoosier cabinet (top right corner) and gets pulled out on occasion for some of those
oldies, but goodies ....

Many years ago, my sister Evelyn lived with us in the city while she attended her last couple of years in high school. Even back then, as a teenager, she was a good cook.

She pulled this recipe card and treated us with a delicious dinner.

Maybe, just maybe, having this recipe library available to her is what helped make her the great cook that she has become?
Actually - Evelyn has followed in our Mother's Good Cooking footsteps and she even married a Cook (her married surname) - so appropriate.

The recipe (slightly revised):

1 1/2 lbs. round or sirloin steak - sliced across the grain into 1/4 X 2 inch slices
1/4 Cup Oil - I used Avocado Oil
1 Cup Water
1 medium onion - sliced
1/2 tsp. garlic salt - I used 1 clove garlic and 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ginger - I used 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger - chopped
2 medium green peppers - I used 1 green and 1 red pepper - cut into 3/4 inch strips
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 medium tomatoes - wedged
Heat oil and brown meat for 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
Stir in the onions, garlic, salt, ginger and the water. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
Add the pepper strips during the last 5 minutes of simmering.
Blend the cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce and stir into meat mixture for 1 minute until thickened.
Gently stir in the tomato wedges, cover and heat through for an additional 3 minutes. Serve over your favourite rice.

Oh Yesssss!

Sometimes the "old" recipes that remind us of good times are the best.
This made a nice easy dinner for a cold, end of January, Friday night dinner.

There's another thing that warms my heart .... on these cold winter nights.
One of my almost daily pictures of our little love.
The farmer and I look at these text message photos
 over and over again with broad smiles and fuzzy warm feelings.

We also get the most delightful "bite sized" videos of this little lady.

Can you spot her loving mommy and daddy in the reflection?

Till next time ....... enjoying the last days of January and looking forward to a busy February.


  1. Oh the joy of your little grand. She is so cute. It's wonderful that we have the technology to be able to enjoy instant photos. Oh and the steak...that looks real good , too!

  2. Aren't we lucky that we are grandparents in the age of the text-with-photo?! Your little granddaughter is adorable.
    I remember that recipe collection! I still have my Betty Crocker cookbook - it was my go-to guide for many years.

  3. It's wonderful that you are connected on a daily basis with your little precious grand baby! The pepper steak looks delicious! I love those buzz feed videos - I tried one last week, and it was fabulous. Got a post coming soon about it.

  4. Those new video recipes are great...and I love your collage take on that idea! Not to mention the fact that your pepper steak looks delicious!

    Your daughter and son-in-law are so thoughtful to send you the daily doses of sweetness!!

    (Thanks for the encouraging comment you left on my blog. Hugs...)

  5. The pepper steak looks delicious! I never had her card library...but Betty Crocker's red cookbook was my all-time favorite.

    Love that you can 'watch' your sweet grandbaby growing up from afar!

  6. Very interesting about FB features. I like that you have a Hoosier in your kitchen. They add a lot of charm and storage. Your grandbaby is so cute and growing fast.

  7. Rosella, I have that very same Betty Crocker recipe box! I will have to look up that recipe now. I love how you examined that photo to find the parents in the reflection. Only a mom does that.

  8. I love this kind of quick and easy (and delicious) dinner recipe! And your sweet granddaughter is just adorable!