Thursday, August 21, 2008

Junior Cookbook Thursday- Oriental Steaks

We made this for supper. I think it was a pretty good example of the mid-century (even 1978) tendency to pretend they were making authentic foods. The soy sauce and rice are the only things that make this remotely Asian! Peppers and tomatoes are stir-fried, then the beef cooked (all in a skillet), then you make a sauce with soy sauce, starch and sugar to cover and coat. The instructions in the recipe tell you to put the sauce in a jar and shake to mix, so Bluebonnet's help was to shake the jar. I found an empty plastic parmesan cheese jar, so I didn't have to worry about her dropping a glass one.
Not my favorite, so far. I guess we'll take the good with the bad here!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the tip about your Junior Cookbook Thursdays. Sounds like a great resource for the cook.

I grew up in the 70's and do remember many foods that were labeled oriental or French or whatever and probably weren't so authentic! But, they were tasty nonetheless.