Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Underneath the western skies

I like Melissa, I like her a lot. I like her so much that even though she's tagged me for a meme I've already done I'm going to do it again. JUST because she asked me to. I'm a giver (hand signals if you know them - KP).

But since I don't want to bore you with information you already know, I'll just do an updated version. The full version can be found here for all your lucky ducks who are about to be tagged.

1. Last Movie I Saw In A Movie Theater?
Hell Boy II

2. What Book Are You Reading?

22. One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You -
She's only gotten smarter, prettier, and funnier since we had class together.

29. Of All the People You Have Tagged, Who Is the Most Likely to Respond First?
No idea

And I'm tagging:
Smells Like Home
Sugar and Rice (cause she REALLY needs to post again - stop by and see if you can convince her)
Chelle (cause she has a brand new blog and you should all go check it out)
Dapotato (think of it as a belated birthday present!)

Now onto the important stuff - food. The reason you all (both of you) flock to my little corner of the internet. As my friend R pointed out, I have been remiss in posting the nutritional info for most of the recipes. Truth is, I've been lazy. Luh-haz-ee. But Thatboy and I are doing the "healthy" thing again with watching what we eat, drinking more water, and nightly workouts. So we'll jump right back into that nutritional content you know and love. And hopefully I'll throw in some tips along the way.

We don't do an awful lot of red meat. In fact, if you scroll through this blog, you'll notice chicken is the entree of choice in Thathouse. However, my main theory in life - passed down by my mother, is "everything in moderation." There's nothing inherently wrong with red meat and often times it can be just as lean as other meats/fowls, depending on the cut. So every now and again, if there's a good sale, I'll pick up something red. This week, that happened to be cube steak. A 3 oz serving of cube steak has 120 calories and 5 grams of fat. For comparison sake, a chicken breast has 126 calories and 2 grams of fat.

If I got my "moderation" theory from my mom, I got a very different theory from my dad. And that piece of wisdom was "soy sauce is the perfect marinade." Seriously. Ask my dad how to make a burger and he'll tell you about the meat, onions, and soy sauce. With that in mind, I decided to make a sauce out of soy sauce to go with our cube steak. And since I was using soy sauce, I just HAD to serve it over rice. That's my own theory.

Cube Steak with Onions and Peppers
  • 2 cube steaks
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/6 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  1. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add steaks and cook 3 minutes on each side, remove from skillet.
  3. Add onions and bell peppers to skillet.
  4. In a small boil combine flour, soy sauce and 1/2 cup water. Pour over onions and bell peppers.
  5. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.
  6. Pour sauce over steaks and serve over rice.
Serves 2. (Nutritional info includes rice)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 381.0
Total Fat 40.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 43.0 g
Protein 35.0 g


  1. Hey, thanks! And sorry I tagged you again!

  2. They are back! ;)

    Shit, this reminds me that I think you tagged me for a meme a while back. Now I've gotta go scroll back...

  3. So how do you actually get that nutritional information? Curious...

  4. I am all about the soy sauce marinades. Count me in with your dad. :)

  5. there is a lack of red meat in our household, too, but when i do buy it, it's oh so tasty!

  6. i do love the nutritional facts you post. they're so helpful!