We had ham steak for dinner. I decided to fry it up. As it was cooking, I sprinkled about a tablespoon of brown sugar on both sides. Then I sprinkled another tablespoon of brown sugar on one of the sides. The Imaginative One raved about the taste. He has already asked for it to be on the menu again. Score!
Brown Sugar Ham
Stars of the recipe:
3 or more tablespoons of brown sugar
Warm up pan to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or use a tablespoon of butter.
Place ham steak in pan. Sprinkle one side with brown sugar.
Flip it over and sprinkle the other side with brown sugar.
We planned a weekend getaway. The boys and I both had four days off this weekend because of President’s Day and parent-teacher conference comp. day. So we decided to take a road trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I haven’t been back to Pittsburgh in 2.5 years so it was time to visit it again. I love this place. Maybe not the driving because it can get crazy.
I decided to make some cookies and brownies for the trip. You can’t go wrong with some yummy treats. Tonight I went to visit my aunt and took the container of brownies and the Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate Cookies to her house. She raved over the brownies as she reached for a second one. Then she told me they were the best brownies she had eaten. She couldn’t believe I made them from scratch.
Adapted from Food Network Magazine March 2012
Stars of the recipe:
1 stick butter
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. granulated sugar (I used 1/2 cup agave nectar instead.)
3/4 c. light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
3/4 cup of toffee chips, divided
In a saucepan, melt butter and semisweet chocolate chips over low heat, stirring.
Off the heat, whisk in light brown sugar and granulated sugar (or agave nectar).
Whisk in eggs, one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
Stir in flour and salt.
Fold in 1/2 cup of toffee chips (Heath bar chips).
Spread into a 13 by 9 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
This is going to be a strange week. I’m going to be staying late at work on Monday and Wednesday for parent teacher conferences. They are going to be providing meals for the staff so I don’t have to worry about my dinners. Usually I cook Hubby and the boys’ dinner in the crockpot and then take the left-overs for my lunch the next day. This week we are getting lunch provided for us on Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, we are bringing in ingredients and making taco soup for lunch.
Since the boys and I are off for a 4 day weekend, we are going to go away. So we are not going to need suppers for Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. I’m going to cook Friday night’s dinner Thursday and then heat it up once we get to the hotel. I’ve already had Hubby ask the hotel if they have a microwave and fridge. I’m going to also bring lunch items so we won’t have to worry about eating out for lunch.
Now onto the meals:
Monday – Complete BBQ chicken dinner in the crockpot, left over biscuits
Tuesday – ham and pineapple fried rice, veggies
Wednesday – Mediterrean chicken over angel hair pasta, corn
Thursday – hamburger and veggie soup, crackers or cheddar muffins
Friday – Stromboli – One cheese and one pepperoni, salad, applesauce
I love cookies. They are one of my favorite desserts. Like a Lay’s Chip, you can’t eat just one.
So last week, when Cookies and Cups posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate Cookies, I knew I needed to try it so I can put it in my growing cookie recipe “file.” These cookies were so easy to make with only four ingredients.
Everyone who has tried the cookies has given it a thumbs up. They are extremely moist which is a plus.