Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Buffalo Steak Quiche

Quiche is one of the most versatile dishes available; you can adapt it to whatever ingredients or cuisine you desire.  Bison is a very lean meat that adds a lot of flavor without the fat.  This recipe can serve 2 to 4 depending......

1/2 lb thinly sliced or ground buffalo steak
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup eggbeaters
2 Tbsp cornstarch (mixed with milk)
1/2 lb grated Swiss cheese
1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce

Brown meat in skillet.  Mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat in quiche dish or pie pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Always good with a fresh garden salad. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ralph's Italian Deli

I know I wanted to use this blog for after retirement, but some things are just too good or too important to wait.  One of our all time favorites, Ralph's Italian Deli in Ishpeming, Michigan is one of the true "secret gems" of the Upper Peninsula.  An authentic Italian Deli in the immigrant YOOPER tradition, they serve some of the finest fare available anywhere.  Don't let the modest location, parking, or exterior fool you!  Not only do they serve a lunch and dinner menu and a meat counter, but they cater as well.  From fresh breads to meats to sauces to cheeses, you will not leave empty handed!  Everything is homemade and not a trip is made to the UP unless Barb and I stop and pick up some homemade marinara sauce, hot cudighi sausage, or grab a sandwich for the road.  Located on US 41 west of Marquette just across from the US Ski Hall of Fame, this one is a keeper!