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A Care Package from the Egg

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,622
edited 4:10AM in EggHead Forum
A friend of mine is having a health challenge and alot of neighbors and friends got on the list to bring dinners every other night for her family of four.

Last night was my night to bring dinner so
I asked one of the children what other people had been bringing, if they had any requests, or cravings. He said everyone had been bringing chicken. When I asked specifically what his mom would want, he just said "Meat".

So meat it was.

For the kids, I made a Mexican style lasagna, which is taco meat sauce layered with flour tortillas, spread with some sour cream and cheese - make 3 layers, top with salsa and chopped green chili's and more cheese.

This was baked in the oven as I wasn't sure the kids would like the smokey taste from the egg.

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For the adults, I did a Bistec Encebollado, a dish from Puerto Rico - Steak and onions.

I used beef tenderloin because I wanted it to be very tender, and also a special treat for the mom and dad.

Here is the tenderloin sliced 1/2 inch thick and rubbed with the homemade adobo, some fresh garlic, sliced sweet onions, and EVOO. Allow to marinate.

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The adobo recipe:
Mix together-
1 tsp. each cumin powder, oregano powder, garlic powder, onion powder and salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

The dish is supposed to be cooked in a pan indoors, but I just had to egg it.

2 minutes a side for the meat, the onions and garlic in the CI pan.

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The dish is finished with some vinegar and beef stock, but I chose to make a Chimichurri instead, and it still has the vinegar component which complements the meat very well.

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Chimichurri~
1 cup packed fresh italian parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup packed cilantro
2 garlic cloves
3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix in food processor

Served with grilled asparagus with shaved parmesan and roasted potatoes along with the chimichurri:

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All packed up and ready to hit the road:

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I made some cookies to bring for dessert. These are called Cowgirl cookies. Basically a chocolate chip cookie with oats and coconut. If you add nuts, they become Cowboy cookies.

I prefer them with no nuts, so these were Cowgirls.

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I left the egg burning with the vents slightly open while I was gone, cause I wanted to egg more when I get home.

The disinterested teenager doesn't normally like steak, but like a good mom, I coaxed him into tasting it (bribed is more like it). Just one small piece for goodness sake!

I served him this plate and just shut my mouth:

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He scraped off the sauce and took a bite. Then a teeny smile crept on his face, and he said, kinda offhandedly, "You can make this again!". The compliment of all compliments!!!

So after that, my day was complete!
Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
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Comments

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Faith - what a completely kind thing to do! I'm sure they were one well-fed family. Everything looks wonderful. No doubt, these folks were blessed by your kindness.... :)
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    Wow...That looks great. Where did you get the curved cast iron pan that the onions are in?

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Thanks, Elizabeth. The mom was going in for more surgery today, so I wanted them to have a nice dinner.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Faith that's some incredible cook but most important is your generous gesture. My respects to you. Heaven exists..... ;)
  • Bowhunr, that curved CI pan is from Lodge. It was a gift, but I think it was purchased at a restaurant supply store.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Faith: can you puhleezze come take care of me! :blush:

    What a thoughtful friend and wonderful cook you are!
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,739
    What a great bunch of neighbors.
    I'm sure they loved your meal.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Thank you, Beli. I know you would be doing the same if it was your friend.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    Thanks Faith, I'll check it out. It almost looks like it was made for the BGE.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Faith,

    You're awesome! ;)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Faith, you are one of the people that I am proud to call a friend :) :cheer: :)
  • Thank you, N00B. Welcome to the forum, and I hope you have good luck in your upcoming egg cooks.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Thanks, Adam. I had to put a little Egg love into the meal.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Fantastic Faith, I agree with the others, you are a very special neighbor and outstanding cook. :)


    Blair


     
  • Thank you very much, Capt. Frank.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Blair, you know I would love to cook for you any time!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • egretegret Posts: 4,089
    That's pretty awesome, Faith! Extra good on you!! :) I loved your cookie comment re cowboy vs cowgirl! I told Joan.......she's still giggling!! :woohoo:
  • What a great thing for you to do FGG! Super looking assortment.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • WingRiderWingRider Posts: 326
    Faith,
    You get the ATTA GIRL award for the day :woohoo: :woohoo:
    Nothing like neighbors helping neighbors.
    purty durn good looking food, bet it tasted great!
  • Thanks, Egret. I can almost smell the ham you are about to smoke!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    You da Mom and best friend B)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Lots of good things came out of that cook!
  • Thanks, Grillin and Chillin. Better tell that monkey to stop smoking!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Darian, I am one of about 25 people that volunteered to cook. We will need to do this for about 3-4 months.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Faith, you get the Angel award for the day. That is so sweet of you and your neighbors. That steak looks outstanding, I'm sure they enjoyed it.
  • WingRider, thanks for the compliment. I really enjoyed cooking it.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Mickey, thanks!

    When I delivered the food the Mom told me that her daughter (11 years) asked her "Do you think Faith will be cooking our dinner on that egg thing of hers?"
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • Teresa, thank you very much.

    Believe it or not, I have never cooked this particular recipe on the egg before.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Very nice of you. When I get home I'm gonna have to bookmark this for my dinners Dennis has shamelessly stolen list.
  • Thanks, Staci. And now I see that that there is hope for my sons taste buds!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
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