September 20th, 2012

Barbecued Flank Steak

Barbecued Flank Steak

If you’ve ever read my post on Baked Potato Soup, you know that our house has been for sale for a long, LONG time.  Well, guess what, we FINALLY sold it, and we are starting to move out tomorrow!  With our two youngest kids heading off to college in less than a year, it’s time to downsize, and we’ve purchased a smaller home in this same neighborhood.  Please excuse me for feeling a little bit nostalgic today.  We’ve lived in this house for seven years and have absolutely loved it. In fact, we fell in love with it the minute we saw it.  It was formerly owned by a lady who was not only an interior designer, she also served as the general contractor while it was under construction.  She and her husband had planned on living here for a long time, but some unfortunate circumstances played out, and they needed to sell it. We were fortunate enough to be in the right situation at the right time so that we were able to not only purchase the house, but also most of the furniture that she had chosen for it as well.

After we moved in, we made some improvements of our own.  We added a large swimming pool with waterfalls and a rock slide.  We switched out all of the window blinds for wood shutters, and we had more cabinets built in my basement office and the basement family room.  My husband worked hard on the landscaping, and we also covered the driveway with stone pavers.  It has been our dream home.  I am certain that I will never again live in a house that is as beautiful as we think this one is.  The other day I went around the house and took pictures of each room, and I decided to create a page here on my blog in honor of all of the memories I have from the years we’ve lived here.   If you would like to see the photos I took, you can check them out here:  Home Sweet Home.

The recipe that I have for you today is a result of my effort to use the barbecue one last time before the weather starts to turn cooler.  It’s a great little recipe because it’s so easy, and what could be better than a grilled steak!  But you do need to remember to start marinating it early—overnight if possible or a minimum of at least eight hours.  I just place the steak and the marinade in a large Ziploc bag, and then I turn the bag over each time I open the refrigerator and see it sitting in there.  I think you’ll like the flavor this steak has after marinating for so long.

Barbecued Flank SteakServing Suggestion:  This steak is excellent served with Twice Baked Potatoes.

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4 Responses to “Barbecued Flank Steak”

  1. I am going to try the steak! I am glad you are not moving far! I love your house too! It is just stunning inside and out! I will have good memories of it because of how you shared it! And the many times my kids stuck their heads in that beautiful fountain in your front yard on hot summer days on our walks! Keep the recipes coming – they are some of my family’s favorites!

  2. Thank you for all of the kind things you said, Lisa. I have always enjoyed having you and your family in our home. I hope you enjoy the steak!

  3. Laura, I just stumbled upon your blog today and took a tour of the beautiful, elegant and fun home you sold last year.
    I can appreciate how you must have felt leaving after living there for 7 years. It truly looked as though it should have been featured in House Beautiful, but with all the love, fun, enjoyment and good times that made it your home for those wonderful years. Hope you are enjoying your new home just as much as you did this one. Thanks so much for sharing. I am enjoying your blog and, from what I’ve seen, will be the happy recipient of your culinary efforts.

  4. Thanks for your kind comment, Sylvia. Yes, we are enjoying our new home very much. It’s actually in the same neighborhood as our old house, but it’s smaller. Now that all of our kids have left home, we don’t need so much space, and it’s working out perfectly for us. I hope you enjoy the recipes!


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