Thursday, June 28, 2012

Marinated Flank Steak

This recipe is for the best steak marinade, EVER!  Once we had this, I stopped looking for a great marinade for steaks.  This one is it.  So easy and so delicious!!!

I got this recipe from The Weber grill cookbook that came with our first Weber kettle grill we bought after we bought our first house.  That grill was a traditional black kettle grill, we used Kingsford charcoal briquettes (we didn't know there was anything better out there) and lighter fluid to start the grill.  We've since graduated to a gas ignited, hunter green Weber kettle grill and we now use hardwood lump or chunk charcoal.

Every time I make this steak, my husband hugs me and the kids dance around singing, it is that good.

Flank Steak

Flank Steak Marinade

½ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup soy sauce
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon pepper
1½ pound flank steak

Combine marinade ingredients in shallow nonmetal container. Place steak in marinade turning to coat completely. Marinate covered in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove steak from marinade and grill as desired.

Let steak stand for 10 minutes and cut across the grain into thin slices.  Enjoy!

Father's Day Dinner 2012 - Marinated Flank Steak, Taffy Apple Salad, and Red Potatoes

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012

Brendan with the three kiddos!
 Father's Day is always a fun one around our house.  This year was no exception.  With no where to go (went to church in Saturday night, my Dad is fishing in Canada and Brendan's Dad is in Turkey) we had a relaxing morning of Breakfast in bed and hanging out together. 

Emma and Zoe made ties from the Chicago Tribune for Brendan to wear.
The kids got up and made cards for their Dad while I went and bought doughnuts for breakfast.  When I got back I took the dog on a half hour walk.  The girls wrapped Brendan's gifts for me in DC superhero wrapping paper and finished up their special cards.  We then got out the tray, put two chocolate frosted cake doughnuts on a plate along with some orange juice in a glass, and went upstairs to "surprise" Dad with breakfast in bed. 

The morning was a success!  Brendan got an Emerald Isle Classic Notre Dame t-shirt, the new Sherlock Holmes DVD, and a bag of M&M's. 

Flank steak, buttered red potatoes and taffy apple salad
For dinner I made some of Brendan's favorite foods: marinated flank steak, taffy apple salad, buttered red potatoes and ice cream cake.  Definitely dinner fit for a king!  I will share the recipes soon!

Father's Day Ice Cream Cake