Grilled steak with our favorite steak marinade, Italian Oven-Roasted Potatoes, and Sherry Cherry Tomatoes. I’ve linked to our steak marinade before, but haven’t posted the two side recipes, so here they are:
Italian Oven-Roasted Potatoes
4 small potatoes
3 TB olive oil
1 TB Italian seasoning (dried herbs in the spice aisle)
1 tsp kosher salt
Slice potatoes into thin slices (1/4 inch, I use a mandolin slicer gizmo that I bought at TJ Maxx and am probably going to cut off a finger with one day but boy does it make neat rippled slices). In a big ziploc bag, toss the potato slices, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and salt. Shake it all around to evenly coat all the slices. Lay your potato slices in a single layer on baking sheets lined with foil (I end up having to use 3 baking sheets). Bake in a convection oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes (until lightly brown). Sprinkle parmesan cheese lightly on each slice then bake for an additional 5 minutes. (Note, if you don’t have a convection oven, bake at 450 and rotate the pans a few times so they get evenly browned.)
Sherry Cherry Tomatoes
2 TB olive oil (or more if needed to coat the bottom of the pan well)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (we use the pre-minced stuff that comes in a jar – 1/2 tsp = 1 clove)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes (I used yellow here, but red would be better and a smidge less sweet)
2 TB dry sherry wine
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add your olive oil, garlic, and onion. Stir them around for 2 to 3 minutes then add cherry tomatoes. Stir to coat well. Add sherry, sugar, and salt. Stir well again. Then pop the whole mixture in a small roasting pan (I used a pie tin covered with foil because I didn’t have anything small enough) and roast for about 20 minutes.
Ok, now I’m curious – what did you have for dinner tonight? I love hearing about what people are putting on the table.
PS: Keeping it honest – yesterday we pulled the wooden trays up to the tv, had frozen tv dinners, and watched a movie. By the way, this (???!!!) is how the girls watched the movie, which was How to Train Your Dragon. To say they LOVED it is probably an understatement. Put it this way: they couldn’t decide if they liked this movie or Brave better, which is saying a lot!