Cooking For The Family

If you have to cook, nothing beats cooking for those you love. (Say Awww….) It helps take away some of the pain of slaving over a hot stove, even if you have to fish for compliments afterward.

When you have company, you have to make a little more effort than usual. Well, that’s assuming you want them to come back of course. Since I rather like our kid’s company, and they were working hard out in the shop all day, I set them up with some beef kebobs for dinner.

These are pretty darn awesome, particularly if you make them out of prime rib. I didn’t have prime rib, so I used tri-tip, which is good. Still, if you really want to wow company with a special dinner, nothing beats prime rib.

I usually buy a huge hunk which is $100+. We’ll cut off a big chunk to roast on the rotisserie out on the grill, covered with my favorite rub. Then I might cut up the rest into steaks, or into cubes to marinate for beef kebobs.

When you cut the prime rib into cubes, there are always little bits and pieces of meat left that are too small to do anything else with, so I fry those up, make beef in mushroom gravy, and serve over egg noodles. I know, it’s not diet food, but you can’t throw away even a scrap of prime rib at those prices.

But enough about special occasion expensive prime rib. Last night it was just good old tri-tip, and Jace said they were the best beef kebobs I’d ever made. We were so busy eating, I forgot to take a photo. So here’s one lonely kebob. The rest were in our bellies!

Beef kebob

Author: MOM

Cards on the table, I'm NOT a chef. Most of the time, I don't really even like to cook. But, I ALWAYS love to eat!....and I've had a lifetime of great cooks in my family showing me what good food's supposed to taste like. People are always asking me for recipes, asking what I'm cooking, so here you go. What I cook is probably as bizarre as my kids think I am. Sometimes healthy, sometimes artery clogging. Sometimes gourmet, sometimes just a quick fix to fill an empty place. Sometimes secret Italian family recipes, sometimes quick dump and stir out of cans. That's the way I roll. Take what you please, leave the rest. It's not brain surgery.

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