What a day! We’ve been up to some serious arts and crafts which included a using a hacksaw (oh boy, wait until you see these pictures). We cannot reveal what this project is quite yet because they will be Christmas presents for certain someone’s and we can’t ruin the surprise! We will show you sometime after the holidays though, if they turn out. Our busy day led to this for dinner tonight:
Oh oops…it was so mouth wateringly delicious that we couldn’t capture the picture before it all disappeared! How unfortunate. After a long day of Christmas shopping—and sawing — we decided to indulge and I don’t regret it one bit.
However, the other night we used the left over steak I had from my fajitas and let it sit in a marinade (sort of a dash of this and a splash of that effect – see below) for about 30 minutes. After seasoning up and pan grilling the steak, we added the marinade to the pan with a splash of red wine, scraping up the brown bits and reducing it to the consistency of a thick sauce. Delish!
Here’s the ingredients we added to the marinade:
½ cup of olive oil
1 finely chopped shallot
1 chopped clove of garlic
A splash of Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1/2 large and juicy lemon
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
¼ cup red wine
Salt and pepper
We also added some crunchy and fresh green beans sautéed in garlic, lemon and red pepper flakes. They were the perfect healthy addition to this simple and delicious meal!