Friday, March 5, 2010

The Taste of Comfort

So you all have that have those days when you wish that you could have a home cooked meal like your mom used to make.  I was having one of those days today.  I was craving my moms swiss steak,at least i think it's called swiss steak, the one thats smothered in gravy and you can cut it with a fork.  YUP that's the one! 

Here's my version....

any cheap cut of beef cut into steaks
can of diced tomatoes
1 green pepper, cubed
1 onion, cubed
2 beef boulion pkgs
1 cup water
1 pkg of gravy mix, any kind.  I used pork because it was in my cupboard
salt and pepper to taste

Heat up the skillet to med-high and spray pan with oil.  Sear the meat on both sides and then add the remaining ingredients.  Turn down to low and simmer, covered for 2 to 3 hours. 

If you want you can also throw the pot in the oven for 2 to 3 hours at 350 degrees.

I serve it with either potatoes or rice to soak up the delicous gravy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Cake Project Part 3....

WOW!  So have I ever been lazy at writing in my blog! 

Well I did finially get the Louis Vuitton cake finished and it turned out fantastic!  It took a couple of hours to hand paint the pattern and form the accessories, but it turned out better than I expected!  I have another commission for the same cake for another lady for the end of the month.