January 21st, 2015
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.
Serving Suggestion: This steak is excellent served with Twice Baked Potatoes.
Recipe Slightly Adapted by Winner Dinners/Origin Unknown
Serves about 4
Note: This steak needs to marinate overnight.
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 flank steak (approximately 1-1/2 pounds)
In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, honey, and vinegar; blend in the garlic powder and ginger. Add the oil and the chopped green onion. Place the steak in a large ziploc bag. Carefully pour the marinade into the bag and seal it up. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours, occasionally turning the bag to ensure complete coverage. Cook the steak on the barbecue to your liking. Slice on the diagonal to serve. Or you can slice it first and then barbecue it.