Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sale, Stuff, Steak

The title really doesn't go with anything, just describes our Labor Day weekend events. 

We hope that your holiday weekend was a good one with last minute summer time fun as well. Ours was busy with a yard sale on Friday & Saturday. Good news is that we got rid of LOTS of stuff and made some ca$h; bad news is that we still have more stuff to go . . . SO we're having another sale in early Oct (in case you plan to come).

After clearing up and putting away for the next sale, we took time on Sunday to lunch with friends (Mary & Dennis) and to visit friends, Marty & Robert. Also, it was a good way to rid ourselves of more stuff by sharing with others. After all, what are friends for?

Monday's holiday was another day of recovery and first of the month bill payments. Here's an easy marinade for the London broil we had for dinner. While we're not beef eaters, we usually buy this cut of meat at least once every summer.

Marinade for London Broil

Start with a 2-to-2 1/2 lb. cut of London broil. Then assemble the following ingredients to make a marinade.

  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • TBSPs balsamic vinegar
  • TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
  • tsp dried basil, crumbled
  • tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 C olive oil

  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together in bowl until combined well.
  2. Put London broil in large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over it. Seal bag, press out excess air, and set in shallow dish. Refrigerate and marinate meat several hours or overnight, turning bag once or twice.
  3. Discard marinade. Place meat on oiled rack set about 4 inches over grill; turning once, cook 9 to 10 minutes each side, until it reaches 135°F - 140°F on a meat thermometer for medium-rare meat. (Alternatively, meat can be broiled.) 
  4. Transfer London broil to cutting board. Let stand 10 minutes, then cut diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve and enjoy.
This was an easy meal prep and the marinade would work for steak too. This week we'll be back at the storage unit which is getting easier to access with our sell-offs. No, The Frog & PenguINN hasn't sold (yet). But we are hopeful that the right new owner will find it soon (we hope).


Out on the prairie said...

MMMMMMMMMM haven't made a London Broil for ages.

Kay G. said...

Oh boy, that sounds good!
Hey! I have a post almost ready about...wait for it...Worcestershire Sauce!
What an exciting blog I have!
Don't miss it! LOL!

W. Latane Barton said...

I wish I had been in your neighborhood for that yard sale. Looks like a lot of goodies for someone.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the yard sale. Hope the next one is just as good if not better,
Your London Broil sounds delicious.

barbara l. hale said...

Cool collage! The recipe sounds good. Thanks for posting it.

William Kendall said...

The marinade for grilling certainly appeals to me!

Doris said...

Happy your sale was a success. I really, really hope a buyer comes your way soon! Settling on our property has been so good, we love how the new owners are making it theirs now. Seeing pictures posted on FB of our... Oops! .... THEIR home is so cool!
Wishing you a good first week of September!

A Quiet Corner said...

A lot of folks had tag sales this weekend...glad yours was a success and made cash!!!!...:)JP

Emma Springfield said...

Yard sales are so much work. I am content to read about yours.

Lois Evensen said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your yard sale. We can't take the stress of yard sales and don't want to invite folks we don't know to our home to buy stuff. Instead, we have been packing up our stuff and taking it over to the Salvation Army. We have Goodwill here, too, but Salvation Army is closer and are very, very nice about helping us unload the car.

We're cleaning out the basement to remodel a room and bathroom for granddaughter, Anna, while she goes to college here.

Daisy said...

Yard sales are a lot of work. Glad to hear yours went well, and hope the next one goes well too. The London Broil sounds delicious!

Elaine said...

Good that you got rid of lots of stuff. Amazing how it can pile up!

Anvilcloud said...

Never heard of this. Sounds interesting.

diane b said...

I didn't realise you were selling. I must have missed that post. Isn't it amazing how much stuff one collects and it only becomes obvious when we move. Good luck with the sale and getting rid of the extra stuff. Where are you going to move to?

Anonymous said...

It's always good to get rid of things one doesn't use any more. I should have one but no one would find my home :-) Not even when they have a map they can find it :-)

Have a great day!

Terri said...

The marinade sounds yummy- I will have to try it. Glad your sale was a success- and hope the next one is too. They are a lot of hard work, that is for sure.

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