Before the Fourth of July weekend, we purchased a grill (woo!) and all of the necessary accessories, and I want to use it! We first used it to grill hot dogs during the holiday weekend, but the second meal cooked on the grill was even better.
I want us to have a nice dinner at home on Sundays, and when we saw these steak kabobs at The Fresh Market (our new favorite albeit pricey grocery store), I knew they would be yummy. The skewers had filet mignon marinated in Thomas Sauce Marinade, mushrooms (yucky, but easily removable), red onions and red peppers.
David threw these big boys on the grill while I prepared the rice (what’s easier than making Minute Rice??) and set the table. A fresh loaf of French bread from Publix rounded out the meal.
Needless to say, this meal was delicious. We enjoyed every bite, and even had some meat leftover for lunch the next day.
Along with the desire to have a nice dinner at home each Sunday (if we don’t have other plans), I’ve also had the itch to bake. My baking debut consisted of chocolate chip/heath bar toffee cookies which are amazing, and I’ve also made blueberry muffins, oreo cupcakes and, most recently, peanut M&M cookies.
- 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. (1 stick) + ¼ c. butter
- 3/4 c. white sugar
- 3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium-sized package of peanut M&M’s
Preheat oven to 375. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Combine brown sugar, white sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until well-blended.
Add in eggs and beat well. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Then, stir in the M&M’s.
I roughly chopped the M&M’s (which was harder than I thought it would be…) but you could use whole M&M’s.
Drop dough (use a cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets and bake 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies (soft or crunchy).
I definitely think I’m a cookie person because these were winners! But I also need to give credit to my little helper. 🙂