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Time to talk about food

The wife and I are big fans of trying new things to eat and of trying to find new ways to make the same things. There is no consistent type or style of cooking in our house. That being said, our kids friends have said how much they like coming over for dinner and how great it is.

It is better when the wife cooks but I try.

The most recent attempt that I have made is steak with a Chimichurri sauce.

For everyone who doesn’t know what this is, there is a little bit of back story that goes along with it. As the cookbook that I used explained it. Argentina may be the only country in the world that eats more beef than the USA. That being said, this steak sauce is supposed to be the top choice for flavoring beef at their tables. It is light and spicy in a way that is different than the typical A1 or Worcestershire that I have been raised with. The description that I read suggested that it was also a healthier option than the off the shelf sauces. I don’t know if it is true or not but I also don’t care. Only the taste matters in our house right now and this sauce was a hit. The recipe was simple.

Water

Red Wine Vinegar

Salt & Pepper

Red Pepper

Garlic

Parsley

Just that simple. The red pepper gives the sauce a kick. Used sparingly, this made the steaks we cooked some of the best we have ever fixed. Everyone loved them.

Take some time and look this up. You can find the specific recipe that I followed in my favorite cook book. Cook This, Not That.

L. E. White

Lumberjack

The tree should have gone down the other way. I notched the other side, but it still fell back. I tried to run, but the briars snagged me and I went down under the weight of a hundred years of limbs.

When I opened my eyes, I was looking at sharp, yellow talons. Hundreds of little birds were perched around me. I yelled, and the first few times they flew away, but now they ignore me. I am surrounded by little pecking, scratching fiends. Their heads turn sideways as the look at me, each deciding where to start their meal.

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