Summer Recipe Carnival

7 Jun

I am not the Barefoot Contessa, but a woman needs to feed her family and my budget doesn’t allow for takeout every night; therefore, I cook.  I also do dishes without the aid of a dishwasher.  Sometimes I think it’s a shame that life has reduced me to the kitchen help, but more often, I actually enjoy eating making a good meal.

Several months ago I got in touch with my inner Martha, made a loom, and weaved a few scarves.  Thankfully winter came to an end, but when it did, I realized that now I’ve suppressed my inner Martha so much that I forgot how to cook in the summer.

So I am smoothing my hair, donning a blue button down tailored shirt, and reuniting with Martha.  Since I am stealing her recipe and giving her credit for my domestic duties, I think I should be a guest on her show.  That’s the least she could do!

This post is getting long and I am boring myself, so on to the recipe I watched Martha make courtesy of The Today Show.

Rolled, Stuffed Steaks

You will need: a package or two of very thin beef, one large onion, one green pepper, sliced pepper-jack cheese, olive oil and butter

First drizzle a little olive oil and a teaspoon of butter into a pan, unless you are on a real diet, not to be confused with my pretend diets.

Slice your onion and pepper into thin strips and throw them in your pan.

Saute until they are soft and golden.  While the veggies are cooking, take your thin steaks and tenderize them.I use this kind of steak.  It’s cheap and thin and works perfectly for this recipe.

My meat tenderizer is like a twenty-pound weapon.  Seriously, I hide it incase someone breaks and enters.  I would never want to be on the receiving end of this tenderizer.

Layer a slice of pepper-jack cheese on your steak.

Side note:  I’ve used jalapeno-jack cheese and it’s wonderful!  I’ve also fried up bacon and added a strip on top of that layer of cheese…everything’s better with bacon.  Bacon can solve international problems.  It’s the food of life.

Can you tell how much I love bacon?

Take those onions and peppers that have been cooking and add a layer on top of your cheese.

Martha rolled her steaks the short way on TV, but I don’t have those kind of mad kitchen skills yet.  I’m a novice and I roll these the long way, so they cook through easier.

I also use a ridiculous number of toothpicks to hold these babies shut.

Place the meat rolls into a hot skillet with about a tablespoon of oil drizzled on the bottom.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook until they are done.  It only takes a few minutes.

Just don’t eat the toothpicks!

Are you impressed with my step-by-step pictures?  I did it for Martha.

Ok, it’s your turn.  Link up your favorite summer recipe.  Just be sure to add a link back to the domestic fringe and only link a specific food/drink post.  Then visit a few other blogs and leave a comment.  Let’s show support for one another.

Thanks for playing along!  I’ll be by to visit everyone who links over the next day or two.

Click on Mr. Linky to add your post or to see everyone’s links.

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20 Responses to “Summer Recipe Carnival”

  1. Debra June 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    That dish looks awesome and delish. I’ve tried so hard but I cannot channel Martha at all. Bacon IS important for solving so many things. ;)

  2. Charming's Mama June 8, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Look delicious and that would go great with my Fresh Corn Salad.

  3. Tes June 8, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    It look juicy delicious. I can’t wait to try it. My family will love it, I know.

  4. edie June 8, 2010 at 3:54 am #

    oh dear those look awesome. and my friends have always poked fun at my old fashioned ways and called me martha so hopefully i can ‘channel’ her too!!!
    and thanks for the linky love

  5. caprik June 8, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    I’m so impressed with all the pictures! My recipe is MUCH less exciting.

  6. Joyce June 8, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    This looks good and I’ll definitely give it a try…I’m always looking for new recipes. I added a link too..I hopped over from Jill’s.

  7. Barbara June 8, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Now this looks awsome, and I have just the steaks for this recipe too, I will try it, and I know my dh will love it, my friend give me some steaks, they are too tough to eat just like a steak, we tried, not sure what kind they are, but the flavor is awesome, and will be great in this very recipe thank you dear for you sharing, and each step you photoed too. Lots of hugs and Blessings ♥

  8. jeanne June 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    My husband would LOVE this recipe. Thanks for sharing…Martha!!!

  9. Patti June 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    LOVE this post! Have a Barefoot Contessa cookbook on my shelf!
    Love being back at The Fringe.


  10. Bree @ The Mom with Moxie June 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Wow. This looks so good! I totally plan on trying this, as soon as I have some extra room in our grocery budget.

  11. thelumberjackswife June 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Hello! I linked up my recipe for Strawberry Pie. Have a wonderful day! PS-I figured out the pics finally! I gave you a little shout out when I did it and forgot to let you know . . . thanks for your help!

  12. Janna Qualman June 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    I am impressed and want to make them. Yum!

    This carnival is a great idea, FG!

  13. Cathy June 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Your recipe looks easy and very good! This carnival was a good and fun idea.

  14. Monica June 9, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Looks terrific. And the step-by-step photos are pretty great, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Dani JOy June 9, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    gonna link up. I just totally gapped it yesterday. have had the perfect recipe to post, too!

    those fajitas look outstanding! Great post! lots of awesome tutorial pics too!

    What a fun carnaval can´t wait to check everyone´s recipes out!

    Dani Joy

  16. Elizabeth Channel June 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Impressively complicated! Although my children might like eating food with these skewers stuck inside…

  17. Amber June 10, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    That looks so tasty!!!!!!! :D


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