Homemade Grilled Cheese Fries, Steak, & Shrimp!

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Last night, Nick and I made dinner while watching the Seahawks and Eagles game. We saw a commercial for steak and grilled shrimp and knew exactly what we wanted. That’s the power of television and good visual marketing.

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We lightly seasoned the steak with garlic powder.

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We deciding to make cheese fries too! For the cheese, I melted 1/2 stick of salted butter, 1/2 box of velveta cheese, and 1 cup milk. After the cheese was melted, I mixed in a can of green chilies and 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder.

This was incredible for homemade cheese! It tasted a lot like the concession stand nacho cheese!

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Nick has an awesome restaurant style potato slicer that we used for the french fries. It saved so much time!

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We tossed the sweet potato and russet potato fries in olive oil, garlic powder, and herb seasoning. We also decided to grill the fries.

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After grilling the fries, we cooked the steak and shrimp. They take less time. The shrimp was marinated in garlic powder and butter. It’s safe to say we love garlic!

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Delicious medium rare steaks!

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The best part about being an adult is that you don’t always have to have greens with your meals πŸ˜‰

Everything was fantastic!

Comments

  • Mel

    I made this cheese sauce and it was BOMB.COM

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  • Kristy

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  • Wonni

    I never heard of cheese fries… uuuh… iΒ΄d love to try some.
    ItΒ΄s pretty enjoyable to see, how much your eating behavior changes over the time. ThatΒ΄s good for you!

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  • EVA

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  • Karl

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  • Linda @ TheFitty

    Do you experience any side effects eating dairy? πŸ™‚

    Also, I’ve never ever tried velveta cheese. Does it smell bad? Does it taste creamy? Is it hard or soft?

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    • emily

      Velveeta is notorious for being calorie dense, high in saturated fat, and very nutritionally poor. And in my opinion it tastes like rubber. It’s a soft block of cheese that is often used for queso-type dishes. A box of Velveeta contains more calories than any of us probably need to be eating in a whole day, and we certainly don’t need to be eating that much processed artificial cheese.

      I would recommend either melting down a higher quality cheese, perhaps by consulting a fondue recipe, or making your own homemade cheddar Velveeta. When I was younger my dad would always make Velveeta macaroni and cheese and stir in Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (from the can). Now we make a healthier, more wholesome version with better cheese and fresh tomatoes and chilies. It’s the same type of comfort food but I feel better and have more energy when I eat it. Processed foods = lethargy!

      If you want cheese fries but really want to avoid dairy, there are some great recipes for vegan cheese out there. Lots of them are cashew-based but there’s also a good vegan non-cashew recipe on Minimalist Baker: http://minimalistbaker.com/the-best-damn-vegan-nachos/

      Hope this helps! Happy cooking!

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