BBQ Flank Steak

There is nothing better than Summer and BBQ. During the summer, I like to make a lot of meals on the BBQ because our house doesn’t have air conditioning, and I’d be crazy to turn my oven on when its 30 degrees out! Also, everything tastes so delicious when it is cooked on the BBQ. From meats to veggies, you can be so creative with meals cooked outside.

This recipe is so simple, but so delicious. You put the flank steak in the marinade the night before, or the morning of dinner, and then you just need to grill it – simple! My favourite thing to eat alongside this flank steak is boiled potatoes with butter and chives (you can’t be part of this family if you don’t like butter!), and either grilled veggies or a nice green salad. It’s so light and fresh, you will definitely make this a staple in your recipe rotation!

Enjoy!

Welsh’s BBQ Flank Steak

1.5 Lb Flank Steak
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a large ziploc bag – add your flank steak and marinade overnight or at least 6 hours.
Heat your BBQ to about 400 degrees. Pop your flank steak on the grill, and cook 5-8 minutes per side, depending on how rare you like it. I find flank steak is best cooked medium rare-medium. Remove from the grill and cover with tin foil. Allow your yummy steak to rest for 10 minutes.
Slice and serve with your favourite steak side dishes!

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Healthy Chicken Fajitas!

Happy Friday!

It has been a busy few weeks, and it doesn’t look like that will let up any time this summer. When we are super busy, I love having a few go-to recipes that are healthy and quick to prepare. The less work I have to do making dinner, the more time I get to spend with my boys!

The original recipe comes from Skinnytaste – have you followed her blog or Facebook page? Love her meal ideas! I added a few variations that we like in our house.

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Chicken Fajitas

8 x boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks or strips
2 x bell peppers (red, orange or yellow) cut into strips
1 x green pepper, cut into strips
1 1/2 x yellow onion, cut into strips
4 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. ground cumin (if you don’t have ground, use whole and grind it in a Mortar and Pestle)
1.5 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt & pepper
small tortilla shells

Toppings

You can be creative with your favourite toppings! Here are our favourites:

Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Avocado
Tomatos
Jalapeños
Limes
Cilantro

Place chicken, lime juice, and spices in a bowl and mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Toss vegetables with 1 tbsp olive oil, some salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron pan on medium heat. Add vegetables and saute until the peppers and onions are soft to your liking, about 15 minutes. Remove from pan and add a lug of olive oil. Throw in your chicken and toss occasionally until the chicken is fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Add your peppers and onions and their juices back into the pan.

Now it’s time to assemble your fajita! Be creative, mix your favourite toppings and enjoy! How easy was this weeknight dinner?

Brianna

10 Month Update

It’s amazing to me how fast and slow time can move. The days can be long and slow, but the months sure fly by fast. Just like that I woke up last week and had a 10 month old baby! It honestly feels like I just gave birth yesterday sometimes.

Rory has been changing so much the last few weeks, and it is such a fun time in his life. I love watching him develop, learn new skills and make his way into “toddler” land, and away from being my little baby. Here is a bit of fun information on Rory this past month!

Loves ~~~ Fruit. This kid is obsessed with fruit. He would eat it all day if he could! He also loves to move. Rory is a busy baby on the go all day and keeps this mama on her toes! His favourite thing is to climb the stairs – if I’m not fast enough or watching closely enough, he’ll make it half way up before I notice! Baths at the cabin, and being outside.

Dislikes ~~~ Other food. Rory seems to be on a bit of a food strike since he first got sick a few weeks ago. I am hoping he likes food again, because he would try anything and liked most things before his stomach bug! He also doesn’t like being away from his mama – we’re working on this.

Stats ~~~ 17 pounds 14 ounces, 30″ long! We just bought his new convertible car seat and he is enjoying being able to look out the window!

I can only imagine what the next month will bring, and can’t wait to share more of his milestones and favourite things. For now, enjoy some cute pictures of Rory from this past month!

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