Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sprouts, Taters, & Steak

Bev had some Brussels sprouts that she wanted to grill along with some par boiled potatoes and we opted to side them with a piece of beef.  While we have a couple of pans for grilling smaller food pieces, they were not quite large enough for this as I wanted them in a single layer.  So I went looking through our collection of flat pans and discovered a pizza pan that we only used a time or two and should have been trashed.  The reason we rarely used it was because it was full of holes and very difficult to slide off a pizza.

However, it worked great for this application and has now been repurposed as a grill pan and being aluminum, it distributes the heat pretty well and the oil dripping trough the holes created some nice flavor enhancing flare-ups – here it is in action.

We also grilled up a piece of beef steak that had been marinating in The Best Steak Marinade In Existence most of the day.

These two components made up our entire dinner and with protein, starch, and green vegetable, it was pretty well balanced.  We have realized lately that rather than having several dishes, we like to have just one or two we really want then we fill up of them – we had nothing but chicken wings one night and only salmon for another meal.

And while the food was good, this post is not about food but rather about finding a new role for an unused kitchen device – perhaps you also have a couple of these around and I have to believe this isn’t our only one.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


5/17/18 Meal Date


  1. Nice that you found a purpose for that holy pizza pan, looks like it does the trick.

  2. Larry, Both meals look great. Love roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes. That salmon looks terrific too! We don't have a pizza pan...but you put that one to good use, that's for sure. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Great use for the pizza pan for sure - we could live off grilled vegetables in the summer. All looks delicious!

  4. I love that idea! I use my metal pizza tray for onion rings, fries, and tater tots in the oven more than I do pizza. Your dinner looks tasty.

  5. Always nice when you can find a use for something that was otherwise junk. I've never grilled my veggies, but then, I think you know where I fall on the black lines on food....great way to keep the heat out of the kitchen, as hot as it's been these past few days in your neck of the woods.


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