Was so much fun! We typically don’t get together during the months of November and December, so we had a lot to catch up on!
First Tony and I went out to breakfast – in our town, not our typical Mama Rini’s. It was just okay. They have breakfast specials for $4.95, so I decided to get this: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, 2 potato pancakes. I was going to give one of my pancakes to Tony.
Only problem?? The potato pancakes were chock full of onions!! So I ate the eggs, sausage and bacon. I love link sausage! 😀
After breakfast we stopped at our local Mexican grocery store so I could pick up chips and salsa for our twin lunch. They are homemade and delicious – best part? Only $3 for 16 ounces!
Donna, ever the hostess, served some light Corona beer – not my usual beer, but with the lime, I absolutely love it.
We always have pizza – I had one more slice on top of this plate:
It’s funny, I didn’t take any people picks! We got all caught up and it was a lot of fun! Oh, and Dora gave me this cute snowman cookie jar!
Before I left, I marinated our flank steak for dinner – it’s a Bobby Flay marinade – I love all things rosemary!
Bobby Flay’s Balsamic Rosemary Marinade
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons rosemary
- 1.5 pound flank steak
- salt and pepper to taste
It marinated for about six hours. Remove from marinade and season with salt and pepper. I would have loved to grill this meat – too many icicles on the Weber though! I broiled it for 5 minutes per side.
I had 4 ounces of steak and about 3/4 cup of rosemary potatoes:
Remember all those tomatoes I had?? They have cooked down over the last couple of days – I had TWO of these containers of sauce! I’ll probably can it one night this week.
Plan for the Day:
- mop kitchen floor
- hit the gym!
- make pasta from scratch!!
Don’t forget – today is the last day for BSI – Cheddar Cheese! Come back tomorrow to see who won! 😀