Steak & Veggies One Pan Meal + Weekend Recap

Monday, April 7, 2014

Woww it has been a whirlwind weekend! I took a half day Friday to fly down to Savannah, GA for a college friend/sorority sister’s wedding and got back laaate last night. Yall I had the best freaking time. I forgot how friendly everyone in the south is, I also forgot that just because I’m with college friends does NOT mean I can drink like I’m in college (sidenote: warm weather + sunshine + NO OPEN CONTAINER LAW = happy girl). And the wedding! OMG! The bride did it all herself and it was all perfect- I’ll have a recap up for this week’s Friday Favorites of the best budget-friendly/DIY elements of the wedding.

Today’s recipe is one of my go-to busy night recipes. It’s easy to chop up the veggies on my Sunday meal prep night and can just throw everything in a pan and cook it up. It also makes great leftover lunch!


  • 6 oz steak (I buy whatever kind of steak is on sale, this time I used NY Strip)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Heat a non-stick pan over high heat. Season the steak with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper, and optional steak sauce.

Place the steak on the heated pan and let it cook, uncovered, for about 2-3 minutes on each side (sidenote from Harrison: to ensure your steak cooks evenly on each side, when you flip the steak let it cook on a different part of the pan).

Once the steak is cooked to your liking (I like mine pretty much mooing- just me?) remove it from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Turn the stove heat down to medium. Chop the steak into small cubes.

Add the peppers and onion to the frying pan and let cook about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and zucchini, and cook with the other veggies stirring constantly. After about 5 minutes, add the steak cubes and mix together well, allowing the veggies and steak to cook for another minute or two.

Add any sauces and a side salad and enjoy!

PS: Here’s a little preview into Friday's post/my weekend:
Please excuse the "Drunk" filter I used for this one...

Is that not the most beautiful wedding dress EVER?

We cleaned up nice after recovering from a "we drank like we were in college" hangover 
PSS: My outfit: $20 dress from the junior's department at Dillard's (I'm sure some high schooler wore this to prom on the same night)//$10 Steve Madden Nude Pumps via Goodwill (one size too big so I stuff newspaper in the toes to make them fit)//necklace: FREE Moni Bijoux via Piper-Dixon's contest. And did my own "low romantic side bun" via this youtube vid.

Savannah you are so freaking beautiful!

Linking up today with Monday Morning Gossip, Weekday Social Media Mixup, Weekend Recap. The Weekly Wrap Up


  1. That looks nice!

  2. OMG girlie you look so pretty! Especially loving that necklace. And the recipe looks divine. Thanks for linking up!

  3. yes, Savannah is beautiful! Went there awhile back and that part by the river...breathtaking!
    I am so glad you stopped by my blog!
    Love the name of your blog!

    1. Ahhh I know I just want to go back there! Thanks for stopping by, Tonya!

  4. That looks so delicious & easy I might have to try it. I miss Savannah. I just instagrammed a photo from when I was there last year as my "Where I'd Rather Be" prompt. It's gorgeous there.

    1. ughh yes would SO much rather be in SAV than back in cold/rainy DC!

  5. Looks delicious!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun and you looked fabulous!!

    1. Thank you, Kerry! So delicious you should def try it (:

  6. Thanks for sharing that recipe--I really think I'm going to make it. I am a terrible cook, but that seems simple enough for even me. :) I'm glad you had such a good time in Savannah--one of my best friends lives there, and I'm considering moving there!

  7. I love the whole theme of your blog!

    Just saying!

  8. Where is the print button??????

  9. How many servings is this? It looks delicious. What steak sauce do you use?

  10. So you don't use any oil in this meal? Not even olive oil?

  11. First of all, you're gorgeous!

    Second, I love the name of your blog!

    Third, I'm here because I'm hungry and found this post on Pinterest. We live in a travel trailer touring the country full-time with my husband's Christian music mission, and we're always looking for simple one-skillet meals to feed our crew. Oh, our crew, yeah--we travel with our eight kids, a dog and a kitten.

    Thanks for the recipe! You've been repinned!

  12. Thanks for the blog post buddy! Keep them coming... top 10 appam patra


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