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Beef Its Whats for Dinner... Today Tomorrow and almost everyday!!! 
Sep. 1, 2013 7:36 am 
Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 2:12 am
I have always been told that red meat is not good for you. It is something I cook with frequently due to the cost of that compared to other meats. This month I was set to the task to make recipes that involved beef. Along with this came an infograph. Did you know beef provides your body with iron, choline, protein, selenium, vitamins B6 & B12, zinc, phosphorus, niacin and riboflavin. Now I have to say I don't know what alot of those words are, let alone what the mean but the infograph gave me an understanding. Choline supports nervous system development... Selenium helps protect cells from damage. Not sure if you find that interesting... but I really did!
This month my chosen recipe was the Confetti Beef Taco Salad...Confetti-Beef-Taco-Salad
My family loves this meal and we have had it twice this month already :) I have also made playoff-meatballs... unfortunately I did not get a picture of these, my Football Players scarfed them down quicker than I could snap the pic. 
Next on my cooking agenda is beefy-sweet-potato-hash and grilled-steak-and-asian-noodle-salad

I will not be as nervous when I pull out that package of red meat to cook in the future. I feel that the negatives and positives are a wash when it comes to this flavorful meat. 
Everything in moderation can't be bad for you, right?

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Sep. 1, 2013 7:58 am
Hi Carrie C, I am not a big fan of red meat but I do know that it provides some good nutritional needs for everybody who is wanting to eat the best foods for less. For my dietary needs I always focus on lots of colourful vegetables and Fruits along with whole grains and carbohydrates that give me energy for the day ahead. Moderation in everything is the key element that should be applied to eating what we like and not going overboard with sweets and other junk food.
Sep. 1, 2013 8:21 am
Agreed Cheerios! I wish my kids were at the age where they would enjoy the veggies and fruits... they can be so finicky when it comes to food :(
Sep. 1, 2013 10:04 am
I had my time of only eating certain foods also while I was growing up at home but we had the benefit of a garden full of fresh vegetables that we enjoyed throughout the year. I find myself eating better when I do eat the right amount of vegetables and some fruit that keeps me full and not wanting something else when I am halfway through the day.
Sep. 1, 2013 10:43 am
I agree - moderation is the key! I've never been a big beef eater, but do enjoy it once in a while.
Sep. 1, 2013 10:44 am
I loved he Confetti Taco Salad. Colorado beef is something I missed when I lived in Virginia for four years. I buy my beef a 1/2 cow at a time from a local Cattle Rancher. The meat is so much better than the store beef. At our house, we eat meat on a rotation basis. I make an effort to rotate different foods because of my allergies and my kid's allergies.
Sep. 1, 2013 11:25 am
Carrie, I'm with you - I cook beef a lot because it's just so easy (and delicious)! Now I can feel so much better about it too!
Sep. 1, 2013 8:14 pm
Lela - I have some fresh beef in my freezer from my is so much tastier than what you get in the store. I will be sad when I run out :(
Sep. 1, 2013 8:14 pm
Thanks Staci! Glad I'm not alone!
Sep. 1, 2013 8:16 pm
Cheerios - I try eating right but find that most of the time it is not in my budget... crazy how your fresh fruits and vegetables break the bank! I love my local flea market during the summer months... it makes it more affordable!
Sep. 1, 2013 8:18 pm
Mother Ann - I don't know what I would do without beef... although I do love my chicken too! Not such a pork fan... I will be getting busy with turkey this month! It is Turkeytarian Tuesdays during the month of September! Yay! Excited to see how my family likes this!!!
Sep. 3, 2013 7:21 am
I don't eat much beef, but when I want it I have it. Organic beef is what I buy, so much more flavor.
Sep. 3, 2013 12:08 pm
I have never had organic beef... I will have to check it out.
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Carrie C.

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About Me
I have been married since 1995 and have 3 children. I started really cooking after I got married. I love hearing how great my cooking is. My kids are my best complimenters. I love talking to people about cooking and food! I have turned many non-cookers into cooks. My closest friend, for the longest time thought that baking a plain chicken breast was gourmet at its finest. I subscribed her to Taste of Home and introduced her to Allrecipes and now she cooks up a storm and its actually edible!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking most anything. During tomato season my favorite thing would be spaghetti sauce. During the Fall, I really enjoy soup and at the holidays it would be the pies and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At the holidays I have always helped my mom do the baking. It wasn't until the last few years that I realized how much I truly enjoy this. I am trying to engage my children more in the kitchen. I am not always the most tolerant when it comes to this but I am making a great effort to include them. I am hoping that some day they will remember the time they spent with me in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I made pies for Christmas one year at my In-laws house, it was great. Everyone raved and compared me to my husbands grandma, who passed away a couple of years ago. She was a truly fantastic cook and to be compared to her was wonderful.
My cooking tragedies
I remember trying to make a Pineapple Chicken dish when I was 16 for me and my brother. It was awful. The taste just wasn't right and the rice was undercooked. Needless to say the trash got more to eat than we did.
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