NFL Draft Behind US!

With the NFL Draft behind us, we now go with out football for 4 months according to DH...

Here was my menu- My personal reviews of the items

Marinated Beef Satays with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce


1/2 pound flank steak, sliced against the grain
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup thin soy sauce
1/4 cup Shaoxing wine or red wine
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar
12 wooden skewers soaked in water
2 cups soaked mung bean or rice vermicelli
1 bunch Thai basil leaves
12 red lettuce leaves
Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce, recipe follows
Marinate steak in a bowl with oils, soy sauce, wine, garlic, scallions, black pepper, and sugar. Let stand at least 4 hours refrigerated.
On a hot oiled grill, cook satays until medium rare.
On a large plate, arrange red lettuce, noodles, and basil. Wrap beef, noodles, and basil with the lettuce, in amounts desired. Dip into the Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce.
Suggested drink: Singha Beer
Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 red bell pepper, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
3 Thai bird chiles, minced
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
In a hot saute pan, coat with oil and cook pepper, shallots, ginger, chiles, and lemongrass until soft. Deglaze with juice. Add honey and salt and check for seasoning. Serve at room temperature.

*Overall great taste.. But shopping for it was a pain, Wegmans didn't carry a lot of the items so I had to compromised on a few things!

Granola Peanut Butter Balls

2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups granola
2 to 4 tablespoons milk, or as needed
In a large bowl, mix together the honey and peanut butter. Using a spatula, stir in the granola. Add enough milk to just moisten--you want it to stick together. Form into balls. Chill until ready to serve.

Easy to make- I could only eat 2 with Milk..

I also made Chili, Deviled Eggs, Nachos & Fruit salad...

The chili was a slight miss until Jason helped...It takes a lot more spices than you think, not a bad outcome for my first time cooking it in the crock pot!
Deviled Eggs are hard to mess up
Nachos- a little on the boring side...
Fruit- Still eating it, i love cut up fruit...

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