With the weather warming up (on a more consistent basis), tonight was the perfect night to get out the grill. Now, don't get me wrong, we definitely use the grill across all the elements - snow, wind, rain, and sun. However, today we had the opportunity to both grill and eat outside on the balcony, which is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner.
We prepared a really traditional dinner tonight, with steak, broccoli, mashed potatoes and buttermilk biscuits. Dinner of champions, I tell you. The recipe I'm going to share with you today is the marinade we used (always use, actually) for grilling steaks. Now, I know there are alot of people out there against marinating steaks because it 'masks' the true flavor of the steak. On the contrary, however, Gabe and I think marinades like these make the steak taste fabulous (FABULOUS!) and so we use this particular marinade all the time.
1 large steak
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbs. brown mustard
3/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 onion, sliced
Mix together all ingredients except steak and onions until fully incorporated. Place steak in large, gallon-sized plastic bag. Pour in marinade. Seal and shake around until fully coated. Re-open bag and add onions. Seal bag, mix again, and refrigerate for 8-10 hours (I usually put this together in the morning for dinner later that night). After marination takes place, cook steak according to your preference. Enjoy! Source: AllRecipes.com
PS... On another note...
We welcomed some new "neighbors" to our little neighborhood...
Now, the mama wasn't too pleased with us hanging around her nest, which is built into a small hole on the outside edge of the balcony. But, we only snapped one or two pictures and left her alone to take care of her future babies.