Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bite Size Treats

Thanks for all the good wishes guys, you certainly know how to make a girl feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Don't worry, I can promise you that this is not about to become a baby blog, or a mommy blog, or anything like that. I have another blog specifically for that! I haven't been boring you with pregnancy trivialities up to now, and I don't plan on starting any time soon.

And I can guarantee you'd be bored.

I have been ridiculously and incredibly lucky on all aspects of this pregnancy - and trust me, I'm aware that it's not the norm. Not a day of nausea, no cravings, no aversions, not even a minute of fatigue. Which is why there hasn't been a break in your regular blog reading! I've been eating just the same as I did 15 weeks ago, with the exception that there has been a marked decrease in my alcohol intake. Now I only use it in cooking. Which explains why I've been using it a lot in marinades and sauces. (Notice I said decrease, not absence!)

But in honor of our expected bundle of trouble, I'll share with you a very special recipe. How many of you grew up with TGIF like I did? You know, Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. You ALL remember Full House. Okay. Now that we're all on the same page, do y'all remember how Becky told Uncle Jesse she was pregnant? She served him a meal of "baby" food - baby corn, baby carrots - you get the idea.

Well I present to you - Baby Steak Sandwiches! Now that Trader Joes carries slider rolls, there's no reason to eat full size anything anymore! Bite size food is not only cuter, but I'm pretty sure it tastes better. And for some reason you feel less guilty eating it. Pan fry a thin steak, throw it on a slider roll, and you're pretty much done. Which is perfect for moms, non-moms, and moms-to-be!

Baby Steak Sandwiches
1 lb thinly slices boneless top round meat
1 bottle of your favorite dark lager
1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
3 Tbsp shredded parmesean
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk
olive oil
slider rolls
  1. Cut meat into 2x3 rectangles. Marinate in beer overnight.
  2. Dry meat with paper towels. Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesean, garlic, and just a smidge of that salt.
  3. Mix eggs and milk in shallow bowl.
  4. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in large pan over medium high heat. Dip meat in egg, then in bread crumb mixture.
  5. Fry meat 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve on slider rolls.


  1. It's true--small food tastes better! And I bet the coating mixture you put on the steaks before cooking just makes them fabulous.

  2. What's the baby blog? I'm due in September and I'd love to read it!

  3. OMG I am dying! I totally remember that episode and seriously that image flashed through my head with baby #1. I love pregnancy updates so, you won't be boring me. Can't wait for That Baby. ove mini food ... lots of little tastes is my way to eat.

  4. Full House. TGIF. Such good memories. They don't make shows like that anymore...

    Everything DEFINITELY tastes better in mini form! These look delish!

  5. I always joked that I would tell my husband we were pregnant by serving baby corn, baby carrots, and baby back ribs!
    He never got it because full house wasn't his generation!

  6. I feel so old. Why do I remember Full House? Because my kids watched it. Sigh. But I remain a sucker for bite size treats (cause - you know - they don't have any calories).

  7. I loved Full House and do remember the episode. These little "bundles" are what I need to try ...and we need Trader Joe's.

  8. I think "small" food tastes better because I've convinced myself that it is lower in calories. I, of course, forget that having another does away with that :-). I do, indeed, remember full house. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary