Thursday, April 26, 2012

MARINATED SIRLOIN STEAK

 MARINATED SIRLOIN STEAK

(printed from Southern Living)

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons instant minced onion
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp instant minced garlic
1 (3 lb.) sirloin steak
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Combine first 6 ingredients, mixing well; pour into a large shallow dish and add steak. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.

Remove steak from marinade and place on grill.  Grill on high heat for 2-3 min. each side for searing.  Reduce heat to low-med and grill about 8-10 min. on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
Combine butter, parsley and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce and pour over steak.
Yield:  6 to 8 servings.

West Coast Customs New Gator Pit...


Bananas Foster Banana Pudding

  1. 2 cups whole milk
  2. 6 large eggs, separated
  3. 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  4. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 1 pinch fine sea salt
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 50 to 70 vanilla wafers, preferably Nabisco Nilla Wafers
  8. 1/4 cup butter
  9. 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  10. 8 medium bananas, sliced  1/4 inch thick 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat milk to a simmer. In a second medium saucepan, whisk egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until thick and light. Add flour and salt, stirring until smooth.
  3. Whisk scalded milk into egg mixture, blending well. Return pan to heat. (Make sure pastry cream is perfectly smooth before letting it boil.) Whisk over medium heat until boiling. Cook pastry cream, whisking constantly, while at a gentle boil, for approximately 2 minutes. Add vanilla, stirring to combine. Strain pastry cream through a mesh sieve into a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Place a layer of vanilla wafers on the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Spread half of pastry cream on top of wafers. Stand wafers into pastry cream all along the sides of dish. Set aside.
  5. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat until foaming. Add brown sugar, cooking until melted. Add bananas, and cook, stirring to combine, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Spoon bananas evenly over pastry cream in baking dish. Top with a second layer of vanilla wafers. Spoon remaining half of pastry cream over wafers. Set aside.
  7. In a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, a little at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue over pastry cream, and spread evenly to cover entire surface, sealing well at edges. Using a spatula, make curls and peaks in meringue, if desired.
  8. Bake in oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove to a rack, and let cool slightly. Serve warm or cold.

From Taste of the South, May/June 2012
Recipe courtesy of Virginia Willis

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Hella Sick" Gunfighting Commandments.

Written in the midst of battle in Sangin Valley, these commandments address honor, bravery, gun fire, and "glorious hair".


"The Gunfighting Commandments:"
-Thou Shall Never Leave Wire Without Bandana Containing at Least 4" of Slack
-In Any Situation.... Thou Shall Blaze
-Nothing Matters More Than Thy Bretheren to Thy Left & Right.... Thou Shall Protect No Matter What
-When Going Out in a Hail of Gunfire.... Thou Shall Pop Dem Nugs Until Thy Body Runs Dry of Blood.... And Look "Hella Sick".

Ty Michael Williamson for the pic & info.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TORNADO ALLY...

 Big fun here in Dallas yesterday.  Sergio & I ate lunch at Marshall's BBQ while tornado's were flying around everywhere.