Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Philly Cheesesteak Pasta

Most of you already know, I am temporarily a stay-at-home mom.  Let me say this, it is TEMPORARY.  I am currently in the process of jumping through hoops for the Florida Department of Health to renew my Massage Therapy License.  Let me also say that my hat goes off to ALL stay-at-home moms.  It is hard work, there is never a government regulated break after so many hours on the job and it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.  I have learned a lot of things about my toddler.  He's way too smart, he climbs on everything, he can find Sharpie markers when I thought we had none and he has a very intricate filing system.  I did not know, until recently, that the couch stores Cheerios and my laundry basket stores everything else...but only in the very bottom.  On any given day, if a household item is missing, I have learned that it is most likely in the laundry basket.  Just this morning we found daddy's missing car remote, daddy's belt, mardi gras beads, daddy's work get the point. 

Staying at home has also given me the opportunity to cook more, craft more and relax more.  I still hate grocery shopping, so at 5:00pm yesterday, I realized I had NOTHING to make for dinner.  Well, almost nothing.  You see, this is where the most delicious meals are created...out of necessity or laziness.  I'll say necessity.  Vegetarians beware...this one is NOT FOR YOU!!
What you'll need:

8 small, very thinly sliced steaks ( I used Steak-ums)
1/2 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
1/2 Onion (chopped)
1 lb pasta (your choice, prepared according to package directions)
8 oz Cream Cheese
6 tablespoons Butter
3/4 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Garlic Salt

1.  Prepare pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
2.  Over medium heat, saute chopped onion and bell pepper until tender, about 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.
3.  Over medium heat, cook steak until no longer pink (with the Steak-Ums, it only took about 5 minutes). Drain and set aside.
3.  In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter and cream cheese, stirring constantly until completely melted.  Reduce heat to low.  Add milk, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.  Simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons garlic salt.
4.  Combine pasta, steak, onions and pepper mixture in a large bowl and toss until combined. 
5.  Pour cream sauce over the top and serve immediately.



Can't wait to be around when she cooks this again. Don't know how she keeps up with the bubs and still cooks and crafts. Mom

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