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What’s On Your Fridge? & A Really Simple Marinade

Sunday’s are the best.

duh

Yes, that is the same picture in the background that has been sitting there the whole 6 months we’ve lived here that still isnt hung.

Anyway, I had a wonderfully uneventful day. Though I did plan ahead for one thing….

Yesterday while I was at the grocery store I decided I would attempt a London Broil again. Since I have cut back on red meat, when I do have it, I typically prefer a nice, good cut of beef.

If you are a beef eater you know that the type of cut you use for a London Broil is a little tough (usually a round roast).

Well, this time around, still going with my effort to eat more “naturally” grown foods (especially when it comes to meats) I opted for the healthier version cut for this – even though the “grass fed” version of beef is a little but more tough on top of the usual anyway – so knowing this, I figured I would let it marinate all day in something that would help tenderize it a little bit (see below). Everything was done to a T and it really was good, still just a little tough in general for my preference.

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Regardless of my pickiness, I am still chalking this dinner up as a success! I even made some garlic mashed potatoes and a little gravy to go with. I’m not a big gravy eater but a little here and there is okay in my book.

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….With steamed asparagus and a few tomato slices with balsamic on the side for color of course!

Anyway, the point of this is actually to share the amazing marinade. This would be good for any type of beef (I would love to try it with some good steaks)! It gives it a really nice flavor that has a little zing to it.

Simple Beef Marinade

This makes enough for about 1 1/2 lbs of meat so you may need to adjust accordingly if you have a larger amount.

Mix the following in a large bowl:

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • black pepper to taste

After mixing all ingredients thoroughly, marinate meat appropriately (I typically place meat and marinade in a large zip lock bag and remove as much air as possible).

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Moving on, I did actually leave the house today believe it or not! Had to run a few errands and I even popped into a little discount clothes store (kind of similar to a Marshall’s) that was next door to where I was running errands and scored a new shirt and some cute navy colored beads for an awesome total of $12. Score!

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I love feeling thrifty.

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And on [another] completely random note, my fridge is messy and it is driving me crazy.

Not the inside though (that is spic and span!)…

…The outside of it.

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Before I rant, I must tell you two things: I don’t like clutter; and growing up, my parents were so crazy about their kitchen (they were chef’s remember) that we never put anything on our fridge. It was like, forbidden – not even my awesome straight C report cards (ha! C’s get degrees okay?)

Anyway, so I guess that is what I prefer and like because that is what I was used to. Nice clean fridge, clean kitchen, etc. Torrance on the other hand… thinks it makes it feel “homey” to have stuff on the fridge. Whatever.

It started out with the dry erase calendar where we keep track of bills, appointments and such (see, I try to be organized). Then the grocery list was added (on top).

Then, the magnets and magnetic chip bag clips came out of nowhere. And soon enough I was using the clips to hold random papers (top right) – mostly recipes I wanted to try later.

And then – the magnetic red koozies (love koozies! why they are magnetic and on the fridge though….I do not know) and more magnets (an igloo and martini glass? really?)…

Oh wait, and then – the random ass picture of me in like 10th grade that Torrance got from who knows where was added to the mix.

It is like a beast that is getting out of control and I fear more random household things and pictures and magnets and papers will be added to it at some point. For now, I just look away and pretend it’s nothing.

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I’m off to drink wine and hopefully read some more of my book. Have a good night!

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  • What’s on your fridge?

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. that shirt and necklace are adorable- what a great deal!

    January 22, 2012
    • Me too! :) especially stores that are a little hectic and involve digging I always feel like I conquered when I find something good! Haha

      January 22, 2012
  2. I LOVE getting deal–it makes me SO happy!!! It looks like you found some cute stuff! :)

    I am totally neurotic about “organizing” pictures on the fridge!!! Girlie, we have so much in common! I actually organize my parent’s fridge when I go back to KY. It drives me nuts when they have 1000 pics and 20 grocery lists stuck to it. I am the vanquisher of any and all clutter! :)

    January 22, 2012
    • Well let me know if you are ever in NC I’d be ok with you assisting me in vanquishing that fridge clutter!! Haha :)

      January 22, 2012
  3. Michelle #

    Thankfully our fridge is stainless steel and can’t hold magnets, but on the SIDE of the fridge we do have chip clips, holiday pictures from various family members, and postcards that we get from friends. It drives me crazy too when it gets so cluttered; I just feel so bad throwing out some of that stuff!

    January 22, 2012
  4. My favorite day of the week is probably Thursday — date night & almost the weekend! We have Christmas letters and lots of random stuff on our fridge. Totally not organized.

    January 22, 2012

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