Here is another great blogger and cook guest posting for me today!
My friend The Tumbleweed Contessa (a fellow Texan) cooks my kind of food and I mean the best West Texas dishes that I grew up with and love!! She brought a great meal today! Beef Kabobs and Baked Corn on the grill!! Yeppers it's always grilling time in West Texas (and I mean WEST Texas!)
Don't forget to scroll all the down and see what else she can do!
(Spoiler alert-- Salt Dough Basket and Napkin Rings!)
I was so excited to be invited to be a guest poster on Evelyn’s blog!
I’ve worried and thought about what I should bring over. But you know, it is really pretty simple. West Texas in the summer means grilling. And that’s what I like to do the best. We can actually grill here almost all year long. The weather being what it is. Sometimes we have to wear warmer clothes than other times, but if the grill is in the warm sunshine, it will be ok. You don’t have the humming birds to keep you company in the winter and you can’t hear all the neighbors in January. But if it’s a chargrilled burger you are craving it will cook fast enough to get back inside before halftime is over!
Evelyn and I live in the same neck of the woods (sort of). She lives in one state and I live in another, but our city limits are about 46 miles apart. We both think someday we will grow together. Maybe then her state will share water with us! (Long political story.) She’s going to be relocating back to Texas and in a city not too far from where I grew up. Isn’t it a small world? She lives now where my twin grandsons live. Oh, with their mom and dad. They are 8 months old now.
Anyway, I rambled again, didn’t I? The grill in the summer is really an extension of my kitchen. I throw any vegetable from the garden on the grill with a chicken breast and think it is the best meal I’ve cooked! But this time, I had some beef to put on the skewers with the vegetables. I have my own tomatoes from the garden, but totally forgot that and bought tomatoes at the market today along with red and green peppers. I found some leeks and an ear of corn in the fridge, so I fixed those too.
Beef Kabobs and Corn with Leeks
For the Kabobs:
- 1 pound steak, cut in 1” cubes
- 1 red bell pepper cut in 1”pieces
- 1 green bell pepper cut in 1” pieces
- 1 red onion, quartered
- 1 tomato cut in quarters
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup Italian salad dressing
- ½ cup barbeque sauce (your favorite)
For the Grilled Corn with Leeks
- Ears of fresh corn
- 1 leek
- ½ stick butter (salted)
This is pretty simple. I hope you enjoy it.
Have a great grilling summer y’all and thanks to Evelyn for letting me share with her followers.
Many Thanks for my Friend, The Tumbleweed Contessa on sharing here today and we would both love to invite you visit her at her place, "Recipes and Ramblings With The Tumbleweed Contessa"
Here are just a couple of her great posts: