Your cell phone can do more than call for reservations
Jane Jetson’s push button dinners have nothing on your cell phone. While it may not beat Rosie the Robot pulling out a Chateaubriand from her metal apron, your mobile phone can now help you get a healthy and delicious meal on the table.
The folks at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com have a streamlined version of the site made for your mobile phone. Available for all carriers, simply type in “beef for dinner” into your mobile web browser, and then you can search for a specific beef cut or recipe. Right from the grocery store you can get direct access to the recipes and shopping lists.
For dessert, try downloading the new app from Epicurious.com available for the iPhone. It gives you instant access to over 30,000 food and drink recipes, shopping lists and step by step instructions to follow in the kitchen.
So next time you’re in the grocery store at 5 p.m wondering what to cook tonight, check your cell phone. Dinner’s calling.
(Here’s a time-saver favorite courtesy of BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)
Asian Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry
1-1/4 pounds boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips and shredded carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup prepared stir-fry sauce, preferably sesame-ginger flavor
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 cups hot cooked rice
2 tablespoons unsalted dry-roasted peanuts (optional)
Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips.
Combine vegetables and 3 tablespoons water in large nonstick skillet. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and drain.
Heat same pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef and 1/2 of garlic; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove. Repeat with remaining beef and garlic.
Return all beef and vegetables to pan. Add stir-fry sauce and red pepper; heat through. Spoon over rice. Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired.
-- Tracey Henry, the Suburban Diva