Before I get on to dinner, I forgot to post my lunch!  I had ground beef and it was taking forever to cook, so I broke mine down, sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese, pickled jalapenos and 1/4 diced avocado – of course with Frank’s red hot sauce!


Tony and I had an amazing grocery shop – I’ll explain more in tomorrow’s post, but one of things we got was this steak – for $4!

1.25 pounds!
1.25 pounds!

I also got this for $1 after coupon:


Love this mix – not bitter at all.  I ended up making a lime cilantro spicy dressing for my salad:

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds in tact, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped cilantro (to taste – I used about 2 tablespoons chopped)
  • salt and pepper

Mix everything together and cut jalapeno in half and place face down in dressing – leave for at least 15 minutes, longer for a spicier dressing.

20 minutes was perfect for me - still flavorful but not over spicy!
20 minutes was perfect for me - still flavorful but not over spicy!

I added 1/2 crumbled ounce of goat cheese, 3 ounces of diced cucumber and my dressing:


Luckily the rain went away so I could grill out – my view of the sky from the grill:


We ended up splitting the steak, I ate about 1/3 of the steak and we each had 5 big shrimp – the shrimp was just okay – they tasted kind of old even though I just bought them yesterday!

nice grill marks! :D
nice grill marks! 😀
they look good though!
they look good though!

The kitchen is all clean – Hannah would be proud!  I have to keep up to her cleaning standards while she is on vacation!  She’s usually cleaning up as I cook, she can’t stand a messy kitchen!

See you tomorrow – my step-son is coming over tomorrow and I know we are having a beef roast, but that’s about it – oh and while the boys go to the John Dillinger movie  tomorrow I am getting a much needed pedicure! 

Hope everyone had a great and SAFE 4th!  See you tomorrow! 😀