Monday, May 2, 2011

Feta Spinach stuffed Flank Steak

We love this. Not sure exactly how to describe the fileting of the flank steak without pictures. Maybe I will have to buy one and make it for dinner this week to show you. Butterflying the meat is a little tricky and you need to be extremely careful. If you bought a thin enough flank steak, the butterflying step could be omitted. You may be able to only need one flank steak for 4 people but we love it so much that we need two. Leftovers get put away and get snacked on for breakfast and lunch, and never seem to make it to the next dinner.

Feta and Spinach stuffed Flank Steak

2 flank steaks, reasonably thick.
fresh baby spinach leaves
crumbled feta
olive oil
salt and pepper

First of all I take the flank steak and position it in front of me on a cutting board so the the grain of the meat is verticle in front of me. I then make a slit with a sharp knife in the middle going from top to bottom and not slicing through the meat to the board. Then I make cuts to open up the left side of the meat, you are butterflying it open. I then do the same with the right side until I have three times as much space covered on the board than when I started. If you have a few holes, it's okay, this is incredibly forgiving, just smush it all together so that the holes aren't obvious. Salt and pepper, add a couple of hand fulls of spinch, had a liberal coating of cheese and then roll up, jelly roll style being sure that the grain runs long so that when you cut the meat that you are cutting against the grain and not with it. Sprinkle with olive oil, more salt and pepper. Cook at 350 and check at 30 minutes. It's done when the meat has started to get a gorgeous light but brown crust on it. You want it to be pink inside. Let the meat rest for about ten minutes, then slice against the grain. If you want, you can serve a beef gravy on top.

Menu with what's on sale for the week of Apr. 27-May 3

I've been a little overwhelmed mentally and physically lately. So, sorry, I've not been attending to the blog the way that I should. It is late in the shopping week for a post, but better late than never?


1-Bagels/cream cheese
2-Breakfast tacos with chorizo and eggs
4-French toast with crusty french bread, strawberries and bacon
5-Egg Mc Muffin, banana
7-Cinnamon rolls, cantaloupe chunks

1-Ham sandwich, carrots
2-PB&J sandwich, orange
3-Ham sandwich, apple wedges
4-PB&J sandwich, grapes
5-Ham sandwich, cantaloups chunks
6-Lettuce salad with hard boiled eggs and bacon crumbles or with leftover taco meat.
7-Suddenly Salad pasta salad

1-Hamburgers, potato salad
2-Chicken, Rice A Roni, cauliflower
3-Chicken enchiladas, green salad, watermelon chunks
4-Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed zucchini coins
5-Tacos, spanish rice
7-Stuffed pepper halves with Rice A Roni, cucumber wedges, applesauce and french bread

Fresh express salad, $1
4 count cinnamon rolls, $1
Suddenly Salad past salad mix, $1
Hamburger rolls, $1
Don Pancho tortilla, $1, you may need two packs, I don't know how many are in one
large cantaloupe, $1 ea
Pork chorizo, $1
Smithfield bacon, $3.99
Old El Paso taco easoning, .69
Old El Paso taco shells, $1, buy 1
Old El Paso enchilada sauce, 2/$3 buy 1
Old El Paso Spanish Rice mix, $1
Old El Paso taco shells, $1
Albertson's eggs, with coupon, .88, limit 2, buy 2
Ground chuck with 5 lbs. purchase, $2.19 lb., buy 5 lbs.
Iceberg, .49 ea, with coup
French bread, .99 with coupon, limit 2, buy 2

Strawberries, .95, buy 2
Chicken, .69 lb., value pack, 5 lbs. would be $3.45
green bell peppers, 2/$1, buy 2
American Chef lunchmeat, 2/$5, buy 1
Rice A Roni, 10/$10, buy 2
Bashas English muffins, $1.99
Mott's apple sauce, 2/$4, buy 1
Oats, $1.79
Watermelon, .17 lb., aprox. $1
Bananas, .49 lb, buy 2 lbs.
onions, .69 lb., buy 1

Taking all competitor's coups, use fresh and Easy coup if you have $30 worth of stuff, also there is an Albertson's $10 off of $100

Naval oranges, 3 lbs./.99
Red grapes, .79 lb, buy 2 lbs.
Kroger bagels, 10/$10, buy 1
Kroger cream cheese, 10/$10, buy 1
Kroger cheese, $3.29
Red Potatoes, 2 lbs./.99, buy 4 lbs. at $1.98
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 4
Kroger Value Peanut butter, $1.49

Cucumber, .49 ea
green onions, .49 ea
Italian squash, .77 lb.
carrots, .99
Cauliflower, .99 lb, buy 2 lbs.
Gala apples, .99 lb., buy 2 lbs.

Items not on grocery lists:
sour cream
salad dressing
hamburger condiments