Friday, May 30, 2008

Another Week Gone

It's Friday again, and I'm up earlier than usual. Rod started overtime this morning, he says it will last about 1 month. So, he's gone from home an extra 2 hours each day and possibly 4-5 hours on Saturday. When I whined about him being gone longer, he said, "But think of all the fabric you can buy with the extra money". And that's why I love him!!!

The roof is done, and Jimmy started to "hazel up" last night. When the kids were younger and Mary was working at a photo lab during high school, she used to pay Pat to do her laundry. And if she needed a lab coat ironed, Pat got the call. One day when Rod asked her if she thought Pat was her personal maid, Mary replied, "Yes she's my own little Hazel". Do you remember the TV show (I'm probably telling my age, here) where Shirley Booth played Hazel, the maid? Well, the name stuck, but we don't call her that in front of the kids because the first time Bubby called her "Aunt Hazel, Pat freaked.

All the kids were here for dinner last night, and we grilled a flank steak. I put it in to marinade before 9:00 AM and it was so tender. Here's my steak sauce marinade recipe:

Recipe for: Sassy Steak Marinade

1 Tbl. Olive Oil
3 Tbl. Soy Sauce
2/3 C. Steak Sauce
¼ c. Honey
3 cloves garlic, crushed or 1-1/2 Tsp. Minced Garlic
¼ tsp. Seasoning salt

Recipe instructions:
Mix together in a plastic zipper bag and add meat. Marinade several hours to overnight.
Grill or cook as desired.
Note: I just use Walmart's brand of steak sauce, and it's really good.

Try it out. We love it. Last night we also had potatoes in foil with Mrs. Dash lemon pepper and Lawry's seasoning salt, and Mary cooked two zucchini that she brought. She just grilled them with olive oil and kosher salt, and they were delicious. So, we had an all grill meal, and ate on the deck. The sun was coming in, so Rod hung cup hooks and then hung up my Beehive Crooked Cabin Quilt. It looked really nice, and served to block out some of the sun. Have a great weekend. Linda

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Oh, I remember Hazel...we must be close to the same

Just printed out the steak marinade. Today is grocery shopping day, so I will pick up a flank steak for tomorrow.