1. In a small bowl combine the first 5 ingredients. Cut a deep slit in the side of the steak, forming a pocket. Stuff butter mixture into slit.
2. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 inch from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches a desired doneness (for medium-rare, thermometer should read 145*; medium, 160*; well-done, 170*). To serve, thinly slice across the grain.
My notes: This was so quick and easy. I chose to BROIL ours. I cooked each side for the 7 minutes and then I moved the pan to the bottom rack, as the outside of my meat was beautiful but I wanted the inside a wee bit more done. We cooked ours to mostly medium. It was truly one of the best pieces of meat I have ever had. The taste was that of a fine restaurant, not home cookin'. We will definitely do this again.
BUTTERY-ONION CORN ON THE COB
Combine 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 envelope onion soup mix; rub over 4 medium eats of sweet corn (husks removed). Wrap each ear in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 450* for 15-20 minutes or until the corn is tender, turning once.
My notes: I cooked the corn first and then pulled it out and then Broiled the meat. In the last 3 minutes I slid the corn back into the oven, still on broil, to warm it back up. When I looked at this meal idea in the magazine I really thought just meat and corn wouldn't be filling enough, but this meal was simply perfect.
Cost breakdown: I spent $11 on all the ingredients for this meal and it was enough food to feed 2 people 2 separate meals, with about 1 serving of meat left for a 5th meal. Way cheaper than heading to the closest upscale restaurant.
Also if you do not subscribe to Taste of Home magazine, I highly recommend it.
*I was not compensated by Taste of Home, just my honest opinion of their great product.Thanks!
As a two year old, you don't have a whole lot of control in your own life.
You don't get to pick where you go,
or what food is bought,
where you live,
or what clothes you buy.
You don't get to decide when you get new toys,
or when you get to have treats.
It it rough being two.
One thing you can decide is where and when you sleep...
This is Big Guy after an extended time out, due to his lack of cooperation in clean up time.*
There are TWO beds in his room, yet he decided to sleep on the stuffed animal hamper.
It is the one thing he can control.
*you may wonder why a timeout would possibly be long enough for a 2 year old to fall asleep? Well lemme tell ya. Big Guy is smart and calculating. He refuses to clean up at clean up time. His exact words after he looks around at the mess, "Uuumm, NO." continues playing. He thinks hey why spend 20-30 minutes doing clean up, when punishment is 2.5 minutes. Kid is smart! Thus the long time out. If he refuses to help Little Guy, then he has timeout for as long as it took Little Guy to clean up. Little Guy loves cleaning, so he doesn't mind.
This past Sunday was a TwoIgnite Sunday in our church, titled 2 Fuel Money and Marriage. The sermon was focused on finances.
I love me a good sermon on finances.
I honestly thought it was such a great message I wished it was required listening for everyone, especially those moving to our town.
Our Pastor asked for people to post a photo of their paid for vehicles. As I thought about this Pontiac Grand Prix, I was flooded with fond memories of our 12 year old vehicle...
This car was the first large decision Aaron and I made as an engaged couple.
It is the car we drove to our honeymoon.
There is the scratch on the back trunk where I threw a rock to scare away animals from the trash and accidentally hit the car.
We brought JP home from the hospital on Easter Sunday.
There were the countless number of times we had it in for warranty work on the crazy random working windows.
We brought AJ home from the hospital on a scorching hot August Saturday.
Tears were shed in that car on the first day of preschool as I dropped my baby off.
There is the slightest stench of oil on a super hot summer day, from the time a defective bottle of oil spilled all over the front passenger seat.
There is the dent in the front hood, where Aaron's dirt bike accidentally fell on the car.
All the driving through the snow...it may be a car, but deep down she thinks she is a 4 wheel drive snow plow.
Aaron has countless hours invested in this car with oil changes, tire rotation, replacing wheel bearings, and fixing air conditioners, replacing other random parts. Blood and sweat poured into it.
The headlights are foggy, the paint has scratches, and the interior is beginning to fade...BUT it is a working, comfortable, and for the most part still pretty sharp looking 12 year old vehicle that suits our family nicely.
Twelve years and 4 kids later we enjoy no car payments, far more that we would enjoy a fancy schmancy new vehicle. And I think JP would look mighty fine in this vintage vehicle in 6 years. Of course that is if he can afford it, afterall the boy has to buy his own vehicle.
These are so quick and easy and sure to please many!
4th of July Strawberries
strawberries with stems
melting chocolate or almond bark
Melt chocolate in the microwave according to your cooking guide, do not overcook. Take cold washed strawberries and dip into the white chocolate leaving some red showing. I then wiped a smidge of the end of the strawberry off, so there was not a ridiculous amount of chocolate. I did that simply by brushing the strawberry against a spoon after I dipped. Now dip the dipped strawberry into blue sprinkles, leaving some white showing. I left mine to harden on a wire rack for a couple minutes. Then I put them in the refrigerator until it was time to go.
A stay-in-the-car mommy of four active kids, including a set of identical twin boys. Married 11 wonderful years to my very own prince. We are loving the adventure God has given us and are reminded daily of these wonderful Blessings. Our hands are full, but so are our hearts.