Monday, February 21, 2011

Lundi: Recipes

Today is “Presidents’ Day” here in the U.S. which, as Homer Simpson so aptly put it, is really a “rip off”. We used to celebrate Lincoln and Washington separately, on their actual birthdays (February 12th and 22nd, respectively) but now we just have this third Monday in February for “Presidents”. In the spirit of rebellion that I always feel on this measly holiday, I am wearing a shirt with neither of those guys on it. Instead it is adorned with my favorite President: Andrew “Action” Jackson. My husband’s t-shirt has William Howard Taft, our fattest President, on it. In honor, then, of a hard-nosed Kaintuck who got shit done and a guy who could really eat, it’s a carnivorous recipe today. Throw that steak on the grill and eat hearty!

1 cup red wine or Balsamic vinegar
½ cup olive oil
2 tbsps onion flakes
2 tsps thyme
3 tbsps lemon juice
1 crushed bay leaf

Place all in a baking dish in which your meat of choice can lie flat. I recommend a London Broil for this marinade but it’s also great with fillet mignon, strip steak, caribou and moose. Allow the meat to marinate at least two hours and up to overnight in the fridge. Turn it once in a while to evenly cover with marinade. Cook as usual, allowing a few minutes of rest before carving. And safety first: the stuff is super tasty but you need to dispose of the marinade after you’re done. Bon appetite ~

Header: Jackson Square, NOLA and Taft on the stump


Timmy! said...

My Taft t-shirt has a picture of Taft's face with the words "Taft Athletic" on it...

It was either that or the shirt with a giant Abe Lincoln destroying the city with lasers shooting out of his eyes, Pauline.

Pauline said...

I think Taft was the right call. Just me.