Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eau de Flank....

Last night we made had Flank Steak and Blue Cheese Sandwiches....an even better addition to this recipe...hubby and I added jalapenos (seeds n all...we like it hot in the South) to the bell pepper/onion mixture! Oh my it was amazing!!!!!!

I'm a Southern Living Cookbook/Magazine freak and found this one...it was a huge hit! EXCEPT FOR THE SMELL leftover in the house this morning.

With the weather being so cold outside we decided to grill it inside! I can still smell it...it's everywhere...my hair...(I washed it this morning) sheets, blankets, couches, rug, walls, rooms, ...just name something and I can smell flank steak! My kids thought I was crazy this morning....I was running around sniffing their shirts and hair. I was afraid they would smell like burnt meat and ppl would wonder what was up w/their mother letting them off to school like that.

I have been cleaning up a storm trying to get the 'clean smell of Fabreze' in the house. Usually Wednesdays are my big cleaning day (in laws come over every wed for dinner), but I can't stand it.
I've wiped all counters down...cleaned the stove....dusted the furniture...mopped the floors....sprayed the air...cleaned the windows...lit all 4 of my Scentsy warmers..... I even baked Banana Banana Texas sized muffins! I would open all the windows and doors, but it's 33' degrees outside and I don't want to freeze Lils!

I'm hoping the smell of Eau de Flank turns the hubs on when he gets home...(dabs more smell behind my ears)

For those wanting a terrific "Healthier Version" of Banana Bread ...here it is...

Vegetable shortening, for pan
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk in eggs until combined. Using a large spoon, stir in banana. Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined. Evenly pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean, 50 minutes to 1 ho

ur. Transfer bread in pan to a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of bread to loosen from pan. Invert onto rack and turn bread topside up. Let stand until cooled completely.

Nutrition facts per serving: 200 calories, 4g total fat, .5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 38g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 21mg calcium, 1g fiber


Laura said...

Hey! Just found your blog and realized we are a lot alike. Our names are the same, you have 4 kids...I want 4 kids. We both love southern living and I can't stand the house (or me) smelling like last nights dinner!

Consider me a new follower!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Those sammies sound yummy! And since I am trying to count calories I am going to try these muffins, thanks for the recipe!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Heightened sense of smell huh? Yum those do look good though!

Cora said...

I hate food smells when they linger in the house...its like they stick to everything. Thats why I also hate buring wood in our fireplace..afterwards the cold ashes are awful!
I know the food was good and the muffins look grand!

Anna Star said...

Hmmm...sounds like you could have used a "wife" to help you get that smell out of your house! LOL!

Amber said...

I left you a little something on my blog. :)

Kate said...

Mmm, reading your blog is making me hungry! Wish I had the ingredients in my house to whip up a loaf of that banana bread as it sounds lush!

Kate x

tara said...

oh my! i don't know which recipe to buy the ingredients for first! :) yum-O thanks!

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