Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm still here and cooking...

Well, April proved to be a whirlwind starting with my husband getting laid-off and then a trip to NC for a long weekend turned into a week long visit due to my Dad having emergency surgery upon our arrival.  Then 2 weeks after getting home we had to return for my Grandmother's funeral.  One thing my Grandma and I held in common was our love to cook.  She was an amazing Italian cook.  I'll have to pull out some of her recipes and share them sometime (at least the ones that I haven't been sworn to secrecy with!).  So, then May and June have flown by and my sister just reminded me that I really need to post again. 

I have been cooking some pretty good stuff - here's some of it:

Here is a London Broil that I marinated in my favorite recipe from the first cookbook that I ever owned - given to me by my Grandma, Bon Appetit, Entertaining with Style.   The recipe calls for flank steak, but I found that a London Broil does well too, is less expensive, and is nice and thick and tender.
Marinade Recipe - Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary

Marinate the meat overnight for the best flavor:

I served this with baked potatoes, fresh fruit salad, and a tossed salad.  My fruit salad was so good.  It was cut up fresh pineapple, mangoes, strawberries, & blueberries.  It really hit the spot! 

My tossed salad included cucumbers that I learned a neat, little trick years ago from my Uncle (another amazing, Italian chef).  Just slide fork prongs down the skin of the cucumber and then slice.  They look really cool and the skin isn't as tough.  This way you're getting all the vitamins the cucumber has to offer!

1 comment:

  1. I love this marinade! We use it all the time! And it's so good with or without marinating it overnight! James just had to have me get the recipe after we had it at your house all summer.