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Steak For Sudden Company

I was going to post this on the “Whats for Dinner” page… but the story behind this needs to be told to understand the reasoning for creating such a dish. 🙂

So- my husband had a family friend over to help with a certain large project he’s working on outside.  (I’ll be updating ya’ll later with what he’s been working on for me… can any of you guess?) Anyway- they got so lost in their work that they were outside until the moon had risen and darkness was settling. Of course, I wanted to be able to offer our guest to stay for dinner. I had steak laid out for the day- but with the rising cost of meat there was barely enough for our family of four to enjoy steak just grilled. I had to come up with something that would stretch the use of the sirloin- and voila- Steak and Noodles. 🙂

Here’s what the meal consisted of:

Petite Sirloin Steak sliced in strips and marinated in my favorite seasoning… (you choose your own!) then cooked to my liking (medium rare, well done, etc).

Cooked Fettuccine noodles

Garlic Alfredo sauce

Cooked pieces of bacon

Italian cheeses

Chopped black olives

So… mix it all together (including the juices from cooking the meat) and you have a very flavorful meal that is satisfying for everyone as well as sort of “fancy” as there’s steak in it. 🙂

What would you make for sudden company? I’d love to hear your ideas!


Food List Friday: Shrimp Selection as a Guest Dinner

I am a planner. That being said- I like to prepare myself for a guest situation by listing in menu form the items I would like to make for my company. I then like to make sure I have all ingredients available to prepare my special selection by listing what each item is going to need to be prepared. If some of those items are not already in my fridge, freezer, or pantry- then there’s another list beside the menu list titled: “Need to Buy” items. Today’s food list Friday is associated with my guest dinner plans that will take place sometime during this three day weekend. I am planning on making available a “Shrimp Selection and Snack Buffet” to enjoy until there are full stomachs all around.

Here’s the list of what my menu will include this weekend- but I won’t bore you with what is needed make each. Some are by scratch and some are just bought “as is”. If you’d like to share your ‘make by scratch’ recipes for any of these items- I’d LOVE to see you post a link to one that you like or to one you’ve come up with! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!



Onion Rings

Fried Popcorn Shrimp

Chipotle Marinated Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Steak Fries

Chunked Fresh Pineapple


Cocktail sauce

Tartar sauce




Juice, Soda, Water, or Milk


Best Ice Cream Cake Ever (Have to give this away- Coldstone Creamery 🙂