Snow and Southern Spiced Steak Seasoning

We woke up to the first snow of the season Saturday morning.  It basically snowed all day.  We have a much needed 2-3 inch accumulation of the white stuff.  Sunday the frost added a gorgeous dimension to the scenery.

Calves ready to go out and eat.

Saturday morning I also woke up to feathers.  Yes, feathers everywhere!  My pillow came apart at the seams; it was a mess.  Please tell me I am not the only one to have this lovely experience.  Pretty please.

I missed these guys while gathering calves Sunday morning. They didn’t mind too much.

J was a great help to me in the house on Saturday!  It was kind of a fair trade; I helped with chores, J cleaned the bathroom, I made him chocolate chip cookies.  All parties are happy!  J did put his foot down and tell me he will not press pants and that I need to stop procrastinating about it.

First snow and Sunday morning frost.

Now on to Hunk of Meat Monday!

My Mom works for an Agriculture Publication.  As part of her job she gets to attend the  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Convention.  She likes to send me something neat she found at the convention trade show.  This is awesome since my birthday is shortly after the convention.

A few years ago Mom gave me The Healthy Beef Cookbook.  I have to be honest, I have not used many recipes from this book.  The biggest reason; I don’t think of it.  I have several recipes marked and will try to make better use of this beautiful cookbook.

Last weekend I thawed out some steaks and whipped up Southern Spiced Steak Seasoning from The Healthy Beef Cookbook.

I halved the recipe since I was just feeding the Rancher and myself.  Here is the seasoning I mixed up:

1/2 T Salt

1/2 T Brown Sugar

1/2 T Cumin – I love the smokiness cumin adds to dishes.  I have to be careful as the Rancher does not like it as much as I do.  Next time I use this seasoning he requested less cumin and I knew that was coming.

1/4 t  Chili Powder

1/4 t Paprika

1/4 t Black Pepper

1/8 t Garlic Powder

1/8 t Onion Powder

1/16 t or a smidge of Allspice

Mix all ingredients together.

Season steaks 15 minutes before cooking.

Cook steaks – The Rancher ended up grilling for me!  We love our beef grilled and grill year round.


Did I mention that Mom got to meet Chef Richard Chamberlain, cookbook co-author.  Yup, she sat next to him at one of the convention meetings.  She didn’t know who he was at the time, but figured it out after he got up to speak.  Mom might have made a commented that he is handsome and nice.

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6 Responses to Snow and Southern Spiced Steak Seasoning

  1. Jona says:

    My, what gorgeous steaks! I bet this would be good in burgers too – I’m going to try it!

  2. Candy C. says:

    Good lookin’ Hunk of Meat!!
    Your snow pictures are gorgeous! I like the “frosted” calves too!
    I wanted to tell you I finally made the Carrot Cake Muffins Saturday and morning and we LOVE them!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  3. Erica Beck says:

    Mmmboy, I want to try this seasoning! And my neighbor sent me a picture the other night of a bunch of feathers in a skillet she’d left on the stove. Apparently the cat had duked it out with a bird she’d brought into the house during the day. I hope you got the pillow explosion under control.

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