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Pepper Staek or Beef Stew to finish slow cooked Beef roast

As I came home from Market today I was bewildered about whether to make Pepper Steak or or Beef Stew with 16oz.of Slow roasted Beef. The wife did not care, So I decided on Pepper Steak:

16 oz. cooked Beef diced 1/2 inch

Brown in frying pan. Add

1  Fresh Bell pepper, 1 Fresh Tomato, 1/2 an Apple. Granny Smith or whatever variety is available.When the Tomato sizzles, Add

Liquid, I used veg. juice from the fridge. Add

1 Cup sugar, 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar and Black pepper to taste.

Simmer for 5 minutes, Add more liquid if necessary to retain 1 cup for thickening into a sauce. Thicken with whitewash or cornstarch. I used white wash { 1 oz. Wheat flour and 2oz water}

This evening the wife had her meal over rice . I had mine over Raman Noodles.When I returned with my meal the wife was full of Praise.I bring her the first meal and then I return to the kitchen to jazz up my meal the way I want mine.That avoids the issue of me letting her pick and hoping she will not pick the version I really want.

We settled into an evening of Rolltide Football. We know the young man that handles the Replay in the broadcast booth.Bama beat North Texas 41 to Zipp/ Zero/ Nada.

The No. 2 Ranked Alabama Football Defeats North Texas, 41-0


Slow Food USA $5 dollar Challenge

Chef Michael Fleshner sent an E-Mail to me today about an Event happening at Conroe's Farmer's Market; Called the $5 Dollar Challenge. The idea is, We are to take back the fast food industry's perception that they are the only places to go to feed a person for $5 dollars. Find an event in your zip code where they are holding the $ 5 dollar challenge on Saturday Sept. 17, 2011. This is supposed to be advertised nationally on TV programs like 'Good Morning America'. According to Chef Michael the event in the 77301 area will happen at Conroe's Saturday am Market 8am - 1pm.

His idea for making the event work in our area is to have folks visit and purchase a container of Fresh Vegetables for $3-$4 dollars. Go to your local Grocery store and pick up a roast for $8 dollars. The Roast will feed 4-8 family members. Grocery stores in our area drastically reduce their prices around 2pm on Saturdays because they do not want to count  this product in their Sunday night inventories. $8 dollars for Roast plus $4 dollars for roasting veggies plus 4$ dollars for misc. items to complete the meal is $ 16 dollars. Divide $16 dollars by 4 family members and you come in at under $5 dollars per family member.

Chef Michael saw a blog I posted earlier this week about slow roasting a Beef roast for the wife and he was right I spent less than $10 dollars for the wife and I. It took me 5 hours to slow roast that wonderful meal. Tonight I am slowly re-heating the Stuff green peppers. I imagine tonight's meal that I started yesterday and am slowly bringing up to temperature will also qualify.

I have proudly met the challenge. I encourage all of my readers to do the same. And comment about how you achieved it. Google: Slow food USA $5 dollar Challenge if you desire more info.Or try the link below


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