Oh for yummy, we had steak and artichokes tonight. I love spring when artichokes are on sale, and I really enjoy eating them. DH doesn't care too much for the process, but he seems to like the taste! There are many ways to cook artichokes, but I am boring and steam them. I may need to mix it up a little and find new ways to prepare them. I am open to suggestions! I serve them with Miracle Whip and/or melted butter with lemon. Delish! (I am also taking ideas for jazzing up the sauces...)
STEAK! I lucked out and got some good ones at the grocery store for not too much money. I feel like I got a heckuva deal on dinner tonight, no complaints! My favorite way to prepare inexpensive cuts is with a marinade recipe I found in a Kraft Food & Family magazine, tweaked just a bit.
1/2 c Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing
1 tsp oregano
2-4 cloves garlic, pressed
1-2 lbs steak - I used round steak
Whisk together all ingredients. To prepare the garlic, I prefer to use my press, but you could also mince if you don't have a press.
Place steak into a gallon size zipper bag and pour half of marinade over meat. Seal bag, shake and gently squeeze to coat, and place in refrigerator to marinate, 30-60 minutes.
Grill to your preference, and serve with remaining marinade as steak sauce.
Artichoke drool photos...