Today we are having steak for dinner.  Beef is one meat we have to be very picky about as we do not want any fat.  Hamburg we use nothing but the 93% lean and that is very dry and tasteless if just fried so I have found several way to fix that.  For steak we usually have eye of the round and trim all visable fat off of it.  Eye of the round is not marbled so if just fried, other than peppered steaks which are very thin, it is dry and tough so I have found that if I marinate it there is more taste and it is tenderer.  The taste from meats comes from the fat so when you remove all the fat you have trouble getting a good flavor into it, however there are some marinades that correct that.  I have tried the Mediterranean marinade and that is very good, here is that recipe:  4 garlic cloves minced, leaves of 4 rosemary springs if you have the fresh other wise use 2 teaspoons ground rosemary, 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup re-wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon sugar.  Mix this together and place in a plastic freezer bag or glass bowl with the steak and leave in the refridgerator for 8 to 24 hours.  Then fry the steak and reduce the marinade to put on the steak when you serve it.  Today I am going to try the Latin Marinade.  This one is 4 garlic cloves minced, 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoons extra-virgin oil, 1/4 fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar. I put this into a freezer bag with the steak and put it into the refrigerator last night.  I have turned the bag several times and will fry it up at noon.  I’ll let you know how it comes out tomorrow.  Norman cut down two more trees yesterday and I picked up down, dead limbs and trees to burn.  The newly cut trees I will burn next spring.  I also burned some of the old limbs from last springs cuttings.  We should have a great garden this next spring as we now have gotten most of the shade off the new garden.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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