Friday, November 7, 2008

Steak Recipe Marinade

Did you know that I am a terrible cook?
Truly! I didn't realize it until I got married.
Kaishon always happily ate whatever I plopped in front of him.
(I guess, as I am thinking back, it is hard to mess up "cooking" mashed bananas and strained pees...)
But I digress.
Gary doesn't like anything I make.
I thought things were going to get better when my dear, sweet friend Julie from the Roost, sent me a delightful church cookbook!
They didn't.
In fact, about 9 out of 10 nights, Gary asks me to get him McDonalds when I show him our dinner.
Really. and. Truly.
Well, last night, something amazing happened.
I broiled steaks.
and guess what! HE LOVED THEM!!!!
Do you want to hear about my steak marinade? I would like to give you a beautiful recipe like my friend Stephanie from but I just threw some things on it at the last minute.
I squeezed some fresh lime onto them. I don't know what made me do that, but I just LOVE lime : ).
I poured a whole bunch of soy sauce on them.
Horseradish. 3 spoonfuls. Maybe 4-
A crushed up garlic thinger
A pinch (or two) of brown sugar (possibly 3 pinches...)
Sea salt
More soy sauce
Do you think I let them soak in the marinade all day? That would be a super smart thing to do with $15.99 a pound steaks, right?
Well, no, I did not do a super smart thing. I left these beautiful steaks sit in my fridge for 5 days until I couldn't wait any longer and then I quickly threw that mish mash marinade together. Threw them under the broiler! Crossed my fingers. Waited....AND THEY WERE GREAT!
I was beaming! Gary told me he felt like he was at a steak house. I thought they were scrumptious...but then, the mashed bannana eater took one bite.
"TERRIBLE" he proclaimed. Shortly after his proclimation, he asked me if I was going to McDonalds....
It may never end!
Do you want to come over for dinner?
Poor Quince can not eat yet. He still has a feeding tube. I am going to see him tomorrow! I tell him every week how people all over the world are praying for him! I thank you from the very bottom of my heart!


Busy Bee Suz said...

You are too funny. And I think Gary should be more appreciative or just cook for you. ;)
I hardly ever make steak because I hate to ruin it...all the $$$$.
Glad yours turned out well.
Have you ever tried some of Rachel Rays' recipes? They are good and easy. I have a few of her cookbooks, but you can get them online too. You might want to try that...
take care

Ragan said...

Good job Rebeckah!

I cook pretty much every night, but I tend to stay to the recipes that I know are tried and true. I wouldn't dare just throw a marinade together on my own.

April said...

Hi Rebeckah!

Thank you so much for the comments you left for me today...much appreciated!

You steak marinade sounds wonderful! I love soy sauce and use it all the time, so this will have to be a winner for that reason alone.

Please forgive me, but I'm not sure who Quince is and what happened to him. Guess I need to look back over your previous posts. Nonetheless, I'll be keeping him in my prayers.

Enjoy your weekend!

Grandma J said...

Where most men are concerned, and their stomachs...keep it simple. Some meat, a vegetable and potatoes or rice.
Maybe some pasta once in a while.

Anyway, that's what I found out.

Still praying for Quince, and please ask Mila is she wants me to send her prize to him. :)) She's so sweet.

Sandy Toes said...

That sounds just yummy..great marinade!
-sandy toes

Baby Favorite said...

You are so cute! I bet your steaks were scrumptious!!! I will be over later tonight. We'll watch chick flicks and chow down. ;-)

Sending love and warm wishes to Quince!

Audra Krell said...

I love me some good steak! This sounds fantastic. Way to go sister! Enjoy your visit with Quince. Have a great weekend. Much love,

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl I bet those were the BEST steaks ever! I know you are a great cook and don't even realize it! I KNOW you are a great Prayer warrior for dear Quince. I just sent up a prayer for him!

Daphine said...

This was hilarious! Glad the steaks turned out great, but more importantly, I am glad that Gary liked them. I'll have to try your marinade.

Still praying for Quince! Miracles happen everyday friend!

Have a great weekend!

stargurrl13 said...

The steaks sounded yummy! I'd love to come to dinner! So funny about Kaishon's reaction, too.

Quince'e miracle will happen!

ps.....I have a job interview next Wednesday for a job that seems perfect! Please pray that Iit will go well!!!!

Brandi said...

I have a great recipe for you! Go to Walmart and buy the Jack Daniels steak marinade bag - open it - throw in the steak - let it sit for atleast 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Take it out - let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes and tell your husband to grill it! (Oh - don't forget to buy your husband a grilling fork that tells him when its done!) Atleast that's what I do and it always tastes great! :)
I just read this to my husband, Kenyon. His advice, "Go to Texas Roadhouse!" Men! :)

Darlene said...

That marinade does sound great!! I am not the best cook either but I only cook simple things and thank goodness hubby is not picky at Lexi....well that is a whole other story!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! The steaks sound yummy! I have a picky eater myself (my husband not my kid :) so I know your pain.

Jennie said...

Mmmm! Your steak marinade sounds great! I may have to try it and shock my husband- I cooked a lot before we were married but he really likes his own cooking so now he cooks and I bake, mostly.

It works for us anyway.

Thanks for your comments on my blog- and thanks for all the great reading on your blog about your lovely family. I'll be back!

Ragan said...

There are some crazy rumors out there! But YES, Mormon's do believe in voting and our church leaders strongly encourage us to do so. The leaders don't however tell us who to vote for, that's for us to decide. But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the actual name of our church) is based on strong family principles, which tends to encourage most members to vote similarly. Glad you asked though...if you hear any other crazy stuff, I'll be happy to clear it up for you.

Ragan said...

Me again :) Just thought I'd leave you a link to my cousin's blog: He's also LDS and does a MUCH better job of sharing our beliefs in his posts than I do.

Blessings From Above said...

I would have never thought to add horseradish or soy sauce....but is sounds delish. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Deborah said...

no more Micky D's they're junkies for junk. If you have a hard time cooking keep it simple and then progress to harder things. What would you like to be able to cook? Anything in particular?

Pumpkin Delight said...

Nmmm, nmmmm, nmmm! That sounds so yummy. I love me a good steak every-so-often. I'll have to try it!

D Herrod said...

Sounds like a good marinade. TY for stopping by my blog. Little late in returning visits because we went away for the weekend. Got to meet Michael W. Smith, will be posting pictures tonight or tomorrow.

kouji said...

sigh. i do miss eating steak. :O

may quince continue to recover.

Katie said...

Gary should be happy his wife cooks. I know a lot of woman that don't. That souds so good we never make steak to much money for all of us (: Anway I'm not the best cook either.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

You are quit the cook:0

Fifi Flowers said...

YUM... I did a marinade of lime, oranges, vinegar, season salt, minced garlic, green onions, pepper and a little chili powder... it was YUMMY... it was just one of those throw together marinades that turned out great too... I did only marinade for 7 hours.

kristen@nosmallthing said...

Yay! So glad you hit the nail on the head, so to speak! That is wonderful that he liked it. :) Now if only your little one liked it, too!

Praying for son had a stroke when he was 15 months old. For him, being so young, the recovery was much easier than I'm sure it is for Quince. But I just wanted to say that I can understand -- just a little -- about what he's going through. About how much strength, especially emotional, it is going to take for him to come around. Let him know that there are strangers out here that are praying for him.

Cortney said...

I love recipes where you just throw everything you have in it. Good job! Sometimes I'm glad I don't have boys (or anyone!) to cook for!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That sounds awesome Rebeckah. I always throw lime juice in as well as it helps to break things down for tenderness. Go you!!!! Thanks for the shout out, you're so sweet and you keep me motivated!