Thursday, August 2, 2012

Birthday Dinner

Today we celebrated my hubby's birthday.  I made steak with pesto butter, pasta with pesto, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pretzel rolls!  For dessert hubby had a special steak and fries dessert (ice cream ,pound cake) I made brownies, Oreo, cookie bars,  and wonton apple pies. 

Quite the spread it turned out to be!

Steak Recipe:

No Name petite cut steaks
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Pesto butter

1.  Turn oven on to 500 degrees broil
2.  Drizzle  steaks eith olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste
3.  Broil for about 10 minutes on each side
4.  Top with pesto butter 

Pesto butter Recipe:

1 cup pine nuts
4 cups packed basil
1 heaping tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup olive oil
1 cup fresh shredded parmigian cheese

1. Toast Pine nuts in 350 degree oven until lightly toasted
2.  Place nuts in food processor with basil
3.  Mix until well combined
4.  Add garlic and cheese and pulse until well combined
5.  Add olive oil pour slowly while blending
6. Continue to blend until well combined

Mix 1/2 cup butter softened with 1/4 cup pesto, refrigerate until formed

Pesto Pasta Recipe:
12 oz pasta
1/4 cup pesto butter 

1.  Cook pasta according to package
2.  Top with pesto butter

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3 pounds potatoes
2 cups 1/2 and 1/2
6 tablespoons
2 heaping tablespoons garlic

1.  Cook and mash potatoes
2.  Mix in 1/2 and 1/2, garlic and butter 

Green bean casserole 
2 bags steam in bag green beans cooked
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 package Frenchs fried onions

1.  Mix green beans, 1/4 cup milk,  cream of mushroom soup, and 1/2 of Frenches onions
2.  Place in crock pot
3.  Cook on low 1 hour
4.  Top with rest of Frenches
5. Continue cooking until ready to serve 20 min


Apple pie wontons recipe:

Apple pie filling

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Fill wonton with 1 tablespoon apple pie filling
3.  Wet edges with water
4.  Fold into triangles
5.  Press edges together
6.  Bake until wontons are golden brown, about 10-15 mins


1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup frozen peaches
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup peach snapps
1 bottle white wine

1.  Combine all items in pitcher mix and cull until serving!

Special Steak Potato dessert:  recipe from Food Network 


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