Mangia Monday!

"The greatest gift I ever had. Came from God; I call him Dad!"
~Author Unknown


In honor of Father's Day, this weeks Mangia Monday is a collection of recipes for you to make the perfect dinner for Dad! Enjoy!

"Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown."
-Author Unknown

Cracked Pepper Strip Steaks

Serves 4


* 4 Strip Steaks (6 oz each)
* 2 Tbsp Cracked Pepper
* 3 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided


1.) Preheat grill on high for 10 minutes.
2.) Clean grill with wire brush and coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.
3.) Sprinkle steaks generously with cracked pepper, pressing in with heel of hand.
4.) Drizzle steaks with olive oil (too much oil will cause flare-ups on grill).
5.) Reduce grill heat to medium-high.
6.) Sear steaks until color changes one-quarter of way up from bottom, 3-4 min.
7.) Turn over and sear other side, 2-3 min longer.
8.) Brush seared meat with remaining olive oil.
9.) Turn; brush again with olive oil.
10.) Reduce heat to medium; close lid.
11.) Cook to 5 degrees below desired internal temp, 8-10 min.
12.) Check by inserting digital thermometer halfway into thickest part of steak.
13.) Transfer steaks to clean platter; let stand 5-10 min.

"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."
Author Unknown

Spinach-Corn Salad with Citrus Soy Sauce

Serves 4


* 1 pkg (8 oz) Cleaned and Cut Snow Peas
* 4 ears corn, shucked
* 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
* 1 pkg (6 oz) Baby Spinach
* 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
* 1 Tbsp Orange Juice
* 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
* 1 tsp Lime Juice
* 1 tsp Lemon Juice
* 1/2 tsp Honey
* 1/4 tsp Ginger
* 1/4 tsp Garlic
* Kosher Salt Black Pepper to taste


1.) Preheat grill on high for 10 min.
2.) Microwave snow peas per package directions.
3.) Transfer peas to bowl of ice water.
4.) Drain peas, then slice thinly. Set aside.
5.) Drizzle corn lightly with olive oil (too much oil can cause flare-ups).
6.) Reduce heat to medium-high and grill 8-10 min, turning frequently.
7.) Remove from grill and set aside until cool enough to handle.
8.) Cut kernels from cobs.
9.) Gently toss corn, peas, spinach, and remaining ingredients in bowl.

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"
-Lydia M. Child

Grilled Yam Slices

Serves 4


* 4 medium (about 2 1/4 lbs) yams, ends trimmed
* 2 Tbsp Olive Oil


1.) Preheat grill on medium for 10 minutes.
2.) Slice yams into wedges and baste with olive oil.
3.) Grill for 15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."
-Bill Cosby

Silly Joke of the Day:

This morning my dad gave me soap flakes instead of corn flakes for breakfast.
I bet you were mad. Mad? I was foaming at the mouth!

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


Originals by Lauren said...

I want to eat at your house, you always have the best recipes!

Rose said...

You always have the most yummiest things.. Thanks ;) from Rose at www.RosesDesigns.Etsy.com

UniqueInspirations said...

Delicious! I look forward to trying some of these recipes. Thanks so much!