Monday, August 3, 2009

This and that

I'm trying to figure out what to write about now that impending doom is no longer lurking around the corner. So glad that's over, seriously!

I've decided that I'm going to dedicate this second post bar post to catching everyone out with everything non-bar related in my life, and then I'm going to start posting all of the recipes that I've created during the bar exam (I've got some good ones).

First of all the bf and I found an apartment! It's fantastic, it's in a vintage building that has been completely gutted, which is fantastic because it means that there is hardwood throughout, two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Even better is that the kitchen is completely new meaning stainless steel appliances and granite countertops! I can't wait to cook my first meal. Another plus to the apt is that it is a 10 minute walk to Wrigley Field.

My new car is still awesome, super excited about that. The bf and I are back in NC (we left on Friday b/c the bf had a rugby coaching clinic there on Saturday) and I have to say that the drive back to NC was awesome. There's nothing like a road trip in a new car.

So that's about all for now. Actually not that's not all for now, I've got a great "steakhouse" dinner that I've been wanting to blog about.

Two-Dollar Steaks
2 really cheap sirloin steaks (look for ones that say good for marinating)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of each: salt, pepper, Emeril's Essence, steak seasoning, granulated garlic
1/4 cup olive oil

In a gallon size food storage bag add all of the dry spices. Add the basalmic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Add the olive oil and mix well. Add the steaks and coat well. Place in the fridge for two hours but make sure to turn the steaks a couple of times. Take the steaks out about 30 minutes before you want to cook them so that they can come to room temperature. Grill on an outdoor grill or tabletop grill (don't use a George Foreman, it will dry out the mean too much). Grill on each side for 1-3 min per side (depending on the size of the steak) for med. rare. Allow to rest for 5 minutes or so before serving.

I served with with steamed asparagus and mac and cheese. See my previous posts for these recipes.


CTB said...

Ooh, sounds good! My husband will be thrilled with a new steak recipe.

So glad to hear you are enjoying your new car! Even more glad that you are back and the bar exam is behind you!

AmyT said...

congrats on the apt!!! I love vintage anything!!! And the walk to Wrigley - awesome!! My hubby wants to go there so bad!!! One of these days I'm going to splurge for him!!! I know you're excited about having the bar over and done with - yeaaaaaaaaa for you!!!!! And glad you're liking the new car!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you, you busy little bee. Wow, new car and new apartment! Congrats! Can't wait to see the recipes you have to share when you break in that kitchen :)

Freck said...

Glad you're enjoying Chicago and the new apartment! The recipe sounds delicious, as usual!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Congrats on surviving the bar exam, and the apartment! I am madly jealous of the granite countertops - the boyfriend and I really want granite in the kitchen, but the 3k it would take to install them is a little much for us at this point! That steak sounds awesome, I'll have to try it soon!