Sunday, July 19, 2009

Steak Rub Recipes

Outback Steak Rub
5 min prep time serves 10
4 t salt
4 t paprika
2 t ground black pepper
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t ground red pepper
1/2 t coriander
1/2 t turmeric

Mix, sprinkle lightly on your favorite cut of beef, then cook as desired.

Savory Steak Rub
3 min prep time serves 5
1 T dried marjoram
1 T dried basil
1 T garlic powder
2 t dried thyme
1 t dried rosemary, crushed
3/4 t dried oregano
1/2 t onion powder
Combine all ingredients. Rub over steaks before grilling or broiling.

Pam's KILLER BBQ Sauce
1/2 C wine vinegar
1/4 C Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 C water
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/2 C Ketchup
1 t salt
1 t fresh ground pepper
2 1/2 T dry mustard
2 t smoked paprika
1 t or to taste Chipotle Chile powder
Mix well.

Pam's Pork Rib Rub
1 T brown sugar
1 1/2 t smoked paprika
1 t garlic salt
1/2 t dry mustard
1/4 t cayenne pepper
Mix all together and rub on ribs before baking.

July Cooking Club-Ice Creams & Sorbets

We are so fortunate to have Pam! She is an AMAZING cook! All her recipes are delicious and she has a vast knowledge of everything from spices to how to make the perfect lemon bars!
The perfect treat for a warm July evening; homemade Strawberry Ice Cream.
We would expect Heidi to have a dish of ice cream!
A favorite craving of pregnant women!
Nancy & June enjoyed the treats. Nancy shared with us her family 4th of July tradition of homemade ice cream and
homemade root beer.
Sherry enjoys every bite! Janet shared her recipe for homemade Strawberry and Rocky Road Ice Creams. They were DELICIOUS!
Kristy's favorite was the Strawberry Gelato. Melissa and Mel loved the Vanilla Ice Cream.

Pam's Vanilla Ice Cream
makes 4 qts
2 C milk
1 3/4 C sugar
1/2 t salt
2 C half & half
1 T vanilla
4 C whipping cream

Scald milk until bubbles form around edge. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in the rest of ingredients. Chill for 30 minutes. Freeze in Ice Cream maker.
Fruit: 4 C pureed strawberries or peaches or 2 C strawberry jam. Add before freezing.
Oreo: Crush 2-4 cups of Oreos into desired chunkiness (will break up finer while processing) Add during the last 15 minutes of freezing.
Vanilla Bean: Put 1 entire bean in sugar mixture, seal and leave for 1 day. Take out bean, split and scrape out seed. Put both pod and seeds in mixture before chilling. Process as indicated.

Pam's Fresh Strawberry Gelato
3/4 C sugar
1 T cornstarch
1 C whole milk
3/4 C whipping cream
2 1/2 c sliced strawberries
2 T pomegranate juice or grenadine

Stir sugar and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk in milk and cream. Whisk over medium heat until gelato base thickens and begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Pour into bowl and cool over ice, stirring occasionally. Puree strawberries. Strain (optional) into cooled gelato base. Stir in pomegranate juice. Chill 3 hours. Process in ice cream maker.

Janet's Kansas City Vanilla Ice Cream
(A family favorite of the Taos & Jenkins)

3 T cornstarch
6 C milk
2 2/3 C sugar
4 large or 5 small eggs
3/4 t salt
1 13 oz can evaporated milk
1 pt whipping cream
3 1/2 T vanilla

Mix cornstarch with 1/2 c milk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 c milk & cook in double boiler until thick and smooth. Beat constantly to avoid lumps. Beat sugar, eggs, salt & evaporated milk with electric mixer. Add hot cornstarch mixture and beat well. Add whipping cream, remaining 4 c milk & vanilla. Pour into gallon electric or hand crank type freezer. Pack with ice and rock salt and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Makes 1 gallon.
Variation to Berry Ice Cream:
Add 2 C crushed fresh raspberries or blueberries and omit vanilla. It may be necessary to increase the amount of sugar slightly.
Janet's Rocky Road Ice Cream
by MarJean Pollock
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa
1 C sugar
2 C milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 C chopped almonds or pecans
1/8 t salt
2 C whipping cream
1 (1 oz) square semi sweet chocolate
1 C mini marshmallows

In large sauce pan mix cocoa and sugar. Gradually add milk. Stir over low heat until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla, salt & whipping cream. Set aside. Shred chocolate with coarse grater. Stir chocolate, marshmallows and nuts into cocoa mix. Pour into freezer canister. Freeze. Stir marshmallows evenly throughout frozen mixture before serving or ripening. Makes 2 qts.

July 4th Flag Raising & Breakfast

Who is this cutie! She could be our mascot!
We love our Vets!
Ketels and Goodmans! They look so patriotic!
Ron is always there to help! Our Young Men are so fortunate to have him!
We LOVE our Elders! Elder Nash & Elder Simmons.
Poor Elder Simmons had a little mishap in a basketball game!

Our friends, Taos & Martins. Thanks for helping with the breakfast!
Our MOST Eligible Bachelors!
Lance, Robert, Kyle, Alex, Chris & Ryan
Strubecks & Sissons Wake-up Cameron!
Garth Brooks-I mean Allyn!
All American kids!
Brandon is REALLY excited about being here at 8am!
Check out our soon-to-be Newlyweds! oxoxoxo
Cuties Linda & Frank
Arbons were lucky enough to have cousins visit for this fun tradition!
Grandma June & her wonderful family!
We were fortunate enough to have a little inland fog to keep us cool.
It was so great to see one of our FAVORITE couples;
the Dohms!!! We love you!
I think Deby has been adopted by the Kents!
Morris's love the 4th!

Camarillo 2nd Ward Beach Day

Each week ward members gather at Silver Strand Beach for
Ward Beach Day.
Everyone always has an enjoyable time!
It's such an excellent opportunity for the children to play together.
Fun in the Sun!
It's great to have sisters from neighboring wards join us.
Bring your sunscreen and cooler-join us
Wednesday's at 11:00
for Ward Beach Day!

Ladies Lunch Bunch

June hosted our Ladies Lunch Bunch back in May
As always, the sisters had an enjoyable time visiting with each other.
They had a great turn out and delicious food!
Beautiful weather and wonderful company!
Camarillo Second Ward is so fortunate to have such a great group of sisters.
We love you!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pinching Your Pennies---Get the Most for Your Grocery Buck!

We are all looking for ways to save money. As part of our ongoing "Provident Living" effort we would like to share with you a website that we have found which is FREE and has updated weekly specials of grocery stores in our area. It also offers FREE printable coupons for local stores as well as a wealth on information on ways to save money on your grocery bill.

Pinching Your Pennies is a Utah based website that has links to Southern California stores. Please take a few minutes to visit You will find information on their website as well as a video clip of a woman from Pinching Your Pennies who actually uses their specials and saves over $80 on her grocery bill!

Once you are in go to "State Forums" click on "California's" (South) Screaming Deals" each grocery store is listed with sale items and coordinated coupons for your best deal.

You're going to love this site! Enjoy!!!