August 22, 2011 · 8:07 AM
TCP's ciabatta breakfast sandwich - it's good any time of the day
The Complete Package was on a roll yesterday. A ciabatta roll. First, he made these glorious bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches. Be still my heart. They were really good. It’s a buttered and toasted ciabatta roll with scrambled egg, crispy bacon and a little cheese topped with lettuce and tomato. One thing we agreed to tweak next time around: adding a schmear of chipotle mayonnaise to perk it up a little. Grade: a solid B, but there’s a good chance they would jump straight to an A+ with that chipotle mayo.
For dinner, TCP made one of his signature dishes – flank steak sandwiches with ginger/soy mayonnaise. Great googlie mooglie – this one is awesome.
The medium-rare to rare flank steak paired with a toasted ciabatta roll, arugula and that ginger/soy mayo… well, it’s a world-class combo. He won’t brag, but I will. Everyone who tries this sandwich raves about it. The special mayo just pushes this thing right over the edge. It’s amazing. Once you try it, you will make it a fixture in your menu rotation, whether you put it on flank steak or sirloin or Steak-Ums (hi, Katie!). Just try it and see if you don’t fall in love. If it helps convince you, this is an America’s Test Kitchen recipe and you KNOW their recipes are tried & true. PS – This also makes a great salad.
Just serve it up with a ciabatta roll, so you can still call it Ciabatta Sunday.
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Tagged as arugula, breakfast, breakfast sandwiches, ciabatta bread, ciabatta sandwiches, Ciabatta Sunday, dinner, egg sandwiches, flank steak sandwiches, ginger-soy mayonnaise, great sandwiches, lunch, TCP Cooks, The Complete Package
August 15, 2011 · 10:19 AM
The lovely and talented Anne at From My Sweet Heart blog has been kind enough to give me this blogging award. In fact, it’s a cooking award, so I’m especially flattered. I don’t really consider myself a food blogger, since I tend to throw recipes and food reviews in with a bunch of random family and travel topics. As I’ve said before, my blog is a lot like my junk drawers. You never know what you’re going to find. And since I’ve started featuring The Complete Package’s recipes as well, I’m assuming I’ll have to share this award with him. Look, honey! We got a cooking award! Can you believe it? He’ll probably say that you’re all tuning in to see his recipes instead of mine. He may be right. If he is, free to keep that little nugget to yourself. I’m fragile. I can’t take that kind of rejection. It could break me, and no one wants to find me in the pantry drowning my sorrows in a pan of warm brownies. Trust me… it ain’t pretty.
In honor of Anne and her faith in my blog, here’s a rundown of some of the recipes TCP and I have posted over the past year. Click on any picture to see the full post. And Anne – thanks again. You made my day. Truly.
Posole - Mexican Stew
Carnitas - Mexican Pulled Pork
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes
"Chicken Bucket" Coleslaw
Crunchy Fried Chicken
Old family recipe - Sweet Pickles
Flank Steak Sandwiches
Mom's Adorable Little Piggy Buns
Smoked Pork Ribs
Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies
And in the spirit of sharing, here’s where I go to find culinary inspiration:
The Hill Country Cook
Jenna’s Everything Blog
A Sweet Pea Chef
Brown Eyed Baker
Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
If you have time, click on the links above and visit these fine ladies. They are creative, inspirational and a lot of fun, and I love them all. And don’t forget to visit Anne at From My Sweet Heart. She’s a great example of the best thing about blogging – the new friends you make along the way. Have a great week!
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Tagged as "From My Sweet Heart" Blog, A Sweet Pea Chef, Brown Eyed Baker Blog, carnitas, chocolate cupcakes, coleslaw, Comfortably Domestic Blog, cupcakes, Cute Little Chef Award, flank steak sandwiches, fried chicken, Gingerbread Bagels Blog, Honey Sage Blog, Jenna's Everything Blog, Mexican martini margaritas, muffaletta sanwiches, NanaBread, NanaBread's Recipes, oatmeal cookies, Piggy Buns, posole, smoked pork ribs, sweet pickles, The Complete Package, The Hill Country Cook Blog, Wanna Be A Country Cleaver Blog