Monday, February 18, 2013

The PERFECT Philly Steak and Cheese Sandwich

This DELICIOUS sandwich recipe was inspired by Emeril Lagasse--but of course, I had to tweak it just a bit.

One of THE BEST sandwiches I have ever eaten! EVER! This one you MUST TRY!

This recipe makes 2-4 sandwiches (depending on size of rolls you choose and how much filling you like to add in between.) You'll need to double this recipe even if only two of you are planning to eat it--take my word for it--you'll want to eat TWO!


 Fresh Italian sandwich rolls or Kaiser buns, split in half crosswise
*I used Kaiser rolls.

 1 white onion, thinly sliced
 1/2 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
*I used frozen, chopped green onions and peppers to save time)

 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

 Seasoned salt (to taste)
*I added this- was not in original recipe.

 1/2 pound rib-eye steak, very very thinly shaved or sliced
*I used a top sirloin steak and cut it into strips.

 1/3 pound thinly sliced white American cheese, or Provolone cheese OR 4 ounces melted cheese whiz
*I used provolone


Heat skillet over medium-high heat. When hot add the oil, onions and bell peppers, and cook, stirring, until caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.Keep on warm.

Sprinkle a generous amount of seasoned salt on the meat slices.Add the meat to the hot pan and cook, stirring until almost no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Mix in the Sauteed vegetables.

Take buns (that have been split in half) and lay a slice of cheese on all halves. Broil on low just till cheese melts and is bubbly.

Take out and spoon meat mixture into the buns and serve while warm.

I served mine with roasted potatoes. You can find that recipe here: ROASTED POTATOES


Enjoy~ Everything in Moderation

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And the winner is......

The winner of the One Night's Stay at the Bed & Breakfast is CRYSTAL RAINEY of West Frankfort!

Christal left her contact number on her comment, and her entry number was chosen as the winner.

CONGRATUALTIONS, Crystal! Enjoy a wonderful night of rest, and be blessed!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

An exciting B&B One Night's Stay Giveaway!

You are looking at the beautiful SUMMER'S RIVERVIEW MANSION BED and BREAKFAST in Metropolis, Illinois. For those of you who don't already know, Metropolis is located in southern Illinois, and also happens to be the home of SUPERMAN himself!
My husband and I have stayed here several times, and I want to share a wonderful treat with you....ONE lucky winner will have their name drawn (random draw) from the comment section in this blog.
The winner will receive ONE FREE NIGHT'S Stay in the room of your choice (excluding the Grand Suite) redeemable anytime in the month of March, 2013
*Depending on the room you choose, the offer is worth at least $105.00
The contest begins Sunday, Feb.10th, and will continue until 6pm (CT) on Wed. February 13th.
I will contact the winner with further details on making reservations for the room.
PLEASE SHARE THIS OFFER WITH YOUR FRIENDS. Only one can win, but it is drawn randomly, so the more the merrier!
Only a few rules will apply:
*You can only enter once
*You must be at least 18 to enter
*You cannot be related to me
*You must seriously plan to redeem the gift offer so someone gets to take advantage of this special. (Don't just enter to win just  to say you won and then never go!)
 Simply leave a comment on this blog  stating which room you would like to stay in,  after clicking on the  link and visiting the website. (you can use the anonymous button, however, you still must leave your name and either a phone number or email address or facebook address where I can reach you.
 Click on  this link: ://  then return and leave your comment of the room you would choose.
*While you're on the B&B page, check out their chapel that would be PERFECT for a wedding!

All the best to all of you.

Happy Valentine's Day from me to you!