As a busy mom, I’ll only cook easy recipes with a few ingredients, but I still want delicious, well balanced, healthy meals for my family.
For some, a great steak and pasta dinner may sound daunting, but it’s really quick and easy!
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And even easier when you have good quality pots and pans to work with in the kitchen which you can for FREE right now! Just collect stamps for shopping at Save Mart to earn free or discount professional Thomas Cookware.
Look for the display in your local store and ask your cashier for details.
Stove Top Grilled Skirt Steak
Buy a couple pounds of skirt steak (also called flank steak) from your local grocery store. Often they have it already marinated in teriyaki sauce. If not, put it in a large zip lock plastic bag and fill with plenty of teriyaki sauce, enough to cover the meat and then some. My favorite is Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce.
Let it sit in the fridge overnight, turn it over once so the flavor will sink in both sides.
You can grill it on the BBQ over foil, but it tastes just as good grilled in a skillet.
For stove top cooking, cut into smaller pieces and grill over medium-high heat until done to your liking. Pour out excess juices, you don’t want to boil the steak. I’ll have to save up some stamps to get the non-stick grill pan!
With my new Thomas Cook and Pour Frypan, free from Save Mart, because it is non-stick, I didn’t need to add any extra oils to the pan before cooking.
I like my steak well done, so once browned, I cut into a piece to make sure it is no longer pink inside. My Thomas frypan caramelized the outside of the meat perfectly!
Garlic Butter Pasta
1 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cloves of garlic, minced (or spoonful of bottled crushed garlic)
grated Parmesan cheese
While that steak is grilling, boil some pasta. For this recipe I used linguini. I normally use half a box (half 1lb), for my family of four). Boil water, add pasta and boil for about 10 to 12 minutes or until noodles are tender. Drain & return to pan.
The draining was easier than ever with my Thomas Cook and Pour saucepan. The pour spout really makes a difference.
In a small saute pan, melt a tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat, add 2 cloves of minced garlic (or a half a spoonful from a bottle of crushed garlic). Saute until garlic is tender and clear. Slowly add a half cup of milk, stirring frequently.
Add a pinch of parsley and pepper to taste. Add a spoonful of flour, whisking until thoroughly mixed to avoid clumping.
Pour into cooked noodles, add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of pasta when served.
Serve with steamed vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, or cauliflower.
Cooking was a joy with my new professional cookware and clean up was a sinch as well. Both my pot and pan rinsed clean without scrubbing, even the frypan I cooked meat in!
I’m thrilled with my Thomas cookware and don’t forget you can get your free cookware as well!
Just for Shopping at Save Mart Supermarkets you can get FREE high quality cookware when purchasing your everyday groceries.
September 3rd through January 20th earn 1 bonus stamp for every $10
spent at Save Mart Supermarkets and put these bonus stamps towards receiving free Thomas Cookware pieces.
The Thomas Cook & Pour Cookware line includes a range of 9 pieces designed to go straight from your stove to the oven (4 non-stick pans and 5 multi-function pots.) Many of these pieces have a unique pour and strain feature for ease of use.