Monday, July 05, 2010
Enjoyed the holiday
I had already decided Monday would be our official grill out day with grilled skirt steak, "cooked to death" green beans, potato salad, and Cherry Cheesecake Pie for dessert (that recipe... here). It is my husband's favorite dessert. I usually keep everything for the cheesecake in my pantry but this time I didn't have any cherry pie filling. I did, however, have some canned cherries. :)
I had never cooked skirt steak before (much less grilled it) but I saw it grilled on a cooking show recently and I had to try it since skirt steak is very reasonable. Wow, it was delicious. I will definitely be grilling it again only next time I will use it in fajitas. The only thing special I did with it was to rub in some Tony Cachere's creole seasoning about an hour before grilling.
My kitchen dish drainer has been full for days, lots of dishes to do! Yes... although I own a few sets of gorgeous china, I use colorful plastic for my day to day dishes. It all started when I had a little boy and a husband... now I have a young man around and a husband.
I was out early this morning watering the deck flowers (which all look quite miserable) and the garden. It is already very hot and humid again... and getting hotter. I gave the garden a very long soaking mist and watering, now it looks happy.
Today's harvest? Green beans, mint, lemon verbena, and kale... which continue to all sit in the basket as I am too tired to wash them. Hmmm... I wonder if the green beans will have a minty flavor if they stay there long enough? :)
So much to chat about right now... cooking and gardening and decorating and books... and cats. That will all have to come later.