I made cupcake "burgers" and cookie "fries." They turned out so cute! I had some mini vanilla cupcakes in my freezer that I had made a while back with extra batter. I knew I had to use them soon and this seemed like the perfect time! I was going to use a brownie as the "burger" part, but since they were mini ones I thought it'd be too much. Instead I tried making a Chocolate Ganache frosting for the "burger," used buttercream for the "ketchup" and "mustard," and colored some coconut green for the lettuce. They turned out to cute! I sprinkled the tops with sesame seeds and stuck them with a pick. Perfect! I found the original version HERE from Bakerella.
For the cookie "fries" I used my Grandma's Butter Cut-Out Cookie recipe and cut them into small strips, dusted them with sugar after they were out of the oven to look like salt and served them with sides of the extra "ketchup" buttercream and other frostings. Take a look! Cute, huh?
Now, for our real dinner for Daddy on Monday I made regular good ole' mashed taters, steamed fresh green beans and we grilled the most amazing steaks. My mouth is still watering thinking about those steaks! I splurged and bought organic, grass fed good steaks. I got sirloins though, so I wanted to make sure they would be tender and juicy and wanted to use a good marinade. Well, every recipe I looked at on Pinterest for a good steak marinade all were the same. This one. And now I know why. OMG! This was hands down the best steak I've had in a long time! I'd even venture to say to beat my steak at a 5 star restaurant here on the strip! It was that good people! Here's the recipe.
OMG Steak Marinade
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (I only had 1 lemon and it wasn't enough to equal 1/3 cup so I used juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime, worked great!)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 T garlic powder
3 T dried basil
1 1/2 T dried parsley
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
Whisk together and pour over your steaks. Cover and let marinade in the fridge for 4-6 hours. Grill to your liking.
You gotta try this!!!