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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Valentines Day!!

Ok so this post is a little delayed, especially since I celebrated Vday last week sunday!

but.....

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day!

The hubs and I got to celebrate our valentines day on Sunday since he had to work on V-day. Last week he won us tickets to see Rusted Root and The Crane Wives on Sunday. It was so fun! We ate an early dinner and then went to the show!

Some awesome music for your ears

The Crane Wives are a local Michigan band. I love their music it is sooo good!!
We didn't know who Rusted Root was really, but the tickets were free and they put on a great show!

Now on to Valentines Day Recipe!!

I made me and the hubs favorite dish for our Valentines Day. I wrote about it on the Find Some Love Fest post from a few weeks ago {here} Flank Steak with Tomatoes, Red Onions and Balsamic Vinegar.

Here is the recipe which I found {here}.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb flank steak, fat trimmed
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3-4 tomatoes, chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp fresh herbs such as oregano, basil or parsley

Directions {adapted}


Pierce steak all over with a fork. Season generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce set aside about 10 minutes at room temperature. (I put mine in a gallon zip lock and massaged the spices into the steak.)

In a large bowl, combine onions, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. Let onions sit a few minutes with the salt and balsamic to mellow a bit. Combine with tomatoes and fresh herbs and adjust seasoning if needed.


Heat grill or broiler on high heat. Cook steak about 7 minutes on each side for medium rare or longer to taste. Remove from grill and let it rest on a plate for about 5 minutes before slicing. You can also cook the steak on the stovetop. Heat oil in a frying pan until hot, cook the steak for 5 minuets on each side, let sit for 5 minuets before serving.

Slice steak think on the diagonal; top with tomatoes and serve.


(Helpful tip: light a candle when you are cutting an onion it helps you keep from crying)


I served ours with a boiled artichoke! I love artichokes, my favorite vegetable ever! If you have never had some don't be scared to try it. All I do is boil water and put the whole artichoke in and boil it for about 20 minuets or until tender. You can serve it with melted garlic butter or with a garlic aioli.




The meal was fab, and so was the night!! I hope you all had a great valentines filled week last week :)


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2 comments:

Katie said...

Aww sounds like you guys had a great Valentine's Day :) And thanks for sharing the onion tip... I'm definitely trying that next time!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Thanks so much for linking to Must Try Monday. I never knew that for peeling and onion...candles! How smart!

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