Steaks stuffed with cheese and spinach? Pie made out of OREOS?!
Sign me up.
This was the dinner Greg and I cooked for my mom and step dad on Sunday night. I can’t take the credit for stuffing the steaks myself. I bought them that way from Publix. But I did grill them on my George Foreman.
That counts for something, right?
The spinach didn’t really add much in my opinion, but the cheese was amazing.
For the rice, I cooked about 2 cups (dry) of plain ole brown rice and added about 3 tablespoons of margarine, 2 teaspoons of “Extra Spicy” seasoning, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
The seasonings really brought to life an otherwise boring side dish.
Greg made the asparagus, as usual. He sauteed the spears in extra virgin olive oil and add mined garlic at the very end.
Dinner was great and all, but you know a night is not complete without dessert!
And dessert is not taken lightly around here, as you probably know. One of my favorite desserts from the cafeteria in college was Oreo Pie. I was all over that Oreo Pie. And now I have found a way to relive that delicious dessert in such an easy way…pudding and a store-bought, pre-made graham cracker crust.
They make Oreo pudding these days. Did you know that? Well you do now, and I think you should buy some. And a box of Double Stuf Oreos while you’re at it. Actually, I have only heard good things about the Birthday Oreos, so maybe grab those too.
I followed the recipe on the side of the pudding box to make the pie, except I had to halve everything (except the crust), because I didn’t realize until I had started that the pie uses two boxes of pudding mix, not one like I had. It is essentially a mixture of the pudding (milk added to the mix) and Cool Whip, poured into the pie crust and frozen for a couple of hours. Easy as pie! 😉
Since the pie was going to be extra thin by only using one box of mix, I compensated by adding crushed Oreos on top. It gave the pie extra height, but honestly you can never go wrong by added more Oreos anyway.
I am dying now, because I gave up chocolate for Lent. In my church/family, we were always taught you can “break” Lent on Sundays (I stand strongly by that today. If you count the days from Ash Wednesday until Easter, it’s more than 40 days. Take out the Sundays and you have yourself 40 days, the length of Lent. But I won’t get into that argument here). Anywho, the remaining slice or two of pie is taunting me from the freezer. Hopefully Greg forgets about it and it’s still good come next Sunday!