The Albertsons near us has the best meat department around town. Now I didn’t say it was the best I have ever had. It’s hard not to be biased when I grew up with Omaha Steaks. However, Albertsons does a deal once in awhile where they have buy one get one free on packages of steak. They aren’t the most amazing steaks, but for half off, who can complain?

I put these in the marinade the morning I was going to cook them and they were so flavorful! Orzo side dishes are my favorite. Turns out I found a recipe Scotty and I can agree on. He told me this is his favorite side dish. Happy Eating!

Marinated Flank Steak


Marinated Flank Steak


one flank steak (size is your choice)
1 1/2 C. oil
3/4 C. soy sauce
1/4 C. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. dry mustard
2 1/4 t. salt
1 T. ground pepper
1/2 C. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 t. dried parsley
2 crushed garlic cloves
1/3 C. lemon juice


Combine all ingredients in large casserole dish or Ziploc bag & mix well.

Score steak lightly with a knife in a criss-cross pattern on both sides, and marinate overnight.

Broil or grill on high, about 5-7 minutes on the first side then flip and cook additional 2-5 minutes for rare to medium rare.

Transfer steak to cutting board, and tent loosely with foil.  Allow to rest 5 minutes.  Slice thin on a bias across the grain.

Note: The marinade can be saved in refrigerator & re-used within a week, or frozen for later use.

Cheesy Broccoli Orzo


Cheesy Broccoli Orzo

Recipe thanks to Iowa Girl Eats

Serves 3-4


1 cup orzo

1-1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1 Tablespoon butter

1/4-1/2 cup 2% milk



Add orzo to a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes then add chopped broccoli and cook for 2 more minutes, or until orzo is tender. Drain well (broccoli florets are notorious for holding onto water) then return to the pot. Add cheeses, butter, and 1/4 cup milk then stir well and add more milk if needed. Season with salt to taste.

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