Thanks Neighbor!

Recently a neighbor of ours had some extra gravel from a home improvement project so he very nicely offered it up to me. He knows I like to use the extra gravel to keep weeds at bay and neaten up some of the landscaping around the house.

So he dumped the un-used portion where it would be most convenient to spread. Thanks!


It turned out to be a huge pile!! I have definitely got some work ahead of me! So of course when I asked him if he would like anything in exchange – he is such a nice guy – he said “don’t worry about it.”

But I couldn’t help myself – what could I do to repay the favor? I decided that the best thing would be to make him dinner. As a typical bachelor and a 20+ year Army veteran (entering at 18 years old ) with 3 tours of duty in the middle east,  I am pretty sure he orders pizza more nights than not.

Dinner it would be!

A guy like that needs “man” food! Something homemade that would stick to his ribs…

Marinated Steak Tips on the grill

Fresh Corn Casserole

Warm Cheddar Biscuits

Sliced Tomato from my garden

(oh and no dishes to wash!)

The recipe

The steak tips were simply marinated in half a bottle of steak sauce, mixed with half a bottle of water and a couple squirts of Sriracha.

The biscuits came from a little blue box, but I fancied them up with a dash of Cayenne and some grated sharp cheddar. (Sorry I am not an accomplished baker – I take the help when I can.)

The fresh corn casserole was the real star of the show. I used the recipe from The Pioneer Women, but added my own touches in the form of half a medium onion diced, a couple shakes of garlic powder, some grated Asiago cheese for the top.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Thanks Neighbor!

  1. Karen says:

    I sure your “thank you” gift was much appreciated.

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s