First Spring Giveaway

Monday was a much-needed Rest Day for me.Ā  My knee bugged me all weekend so instead of swimming after work, I went home. I started by marinading the steak for dinner:

A splash of teriyaki, soy sauce, Worcestershire, splash of red wine, sliced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder and fresh thyme.

I bought a nice cut of steak: Boneless Rib Eye Steak Lip-on (no idea what that meant). It had nice marbling and it was .57 of a pound. It was a good size for us to share.

I peeled and cut up one sweet potato to make fries for us to share as well. I also sliced one zucchini to sautee in a skillet.

I topped some of the zucchini with a tiny bit of herbed goat cheese. The components were all delicious but putting them all together they were WAY salty. I don’t know why because we didn’t really add any salt to any of it.

I photographed Michael’s plate instead of mine because the steak sort of got mangled a bit when we were diving it up. So imagine about half of that size of the steak as mine. šŸ™‚

Now The Giveaway!

I’m cleaning out my closet! I have a running skirt that I bought last Spring but never wore (boo). I took the label off, washed it, and then forgot all about it in the back of my closet for a year. Now? It’s too big and instead of just tossing it, I want to give it away!

Like I said, it’s never been worn and it’s just begging someone to use it. Here are the details:

SIZE: Large

COLOR: Magenta with lavender

It has little shorts underneath the skirt.

How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post about what you are currently training for.

2. Post on Twitter “I want to win a running skirt on @lisaeireneĀ” and leave a comment here that you did.

3. Leave a comment on this post asking me what YOU would like to see more of on my blog! Ask me anything and I’ll address it!

Open to USA addresses only, thanks! I will pick one winner on Friday April 29th!

A Return of a Favorite

Sunday night dinner was an easy one. With my Achilles Boot on it makes it difficult to stand for extended period of times without feeling back pain so I couldn’t try any new recipes this weekend. Instead I picked up a steak for dinner. A Tri-Tip steak this time. Last week’s steak was a bit on the chewy side, so I hoped this different cut would be better.

I marinated the steak in Merlot, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce.

I tossed in some spices and minced garlic:

I let the steak marinade for about 3 hours (mostly because I got caught up in watching Colin Firth movies on Netflix and forgot to get the steak going).

Sunday night we brought back an old favorite. It’s been too long since we’ve had Gnocchi.

A serving of gnocchi is 3/4 of a cup each. I measured out 2 cups total for us (it’s a difficult item to measure accurately). I sipped on some wine while we cooked.

It’s been too long since we’ve cooked with pesto and I’m glad Michael grabbed some from Costco.

I steamed some broccoli to go along with dinner while Michael grilled the steaks.

According to some internet research Tri Tip steak is the perfect steak for grilling and I agree with that. I am very pleased with how dinner turned out.

The steak was juicy, tender and delicate. I loved it! The marinade was delicious too.

I mixed my gnocchi and steamed broccoli together with the pesto to coat everything.

If you haven’t tried the combination of pesto and steak–DO IT! It is so tasty!

The final verdict: Tri Tip is excellent. We watched the new Top Chef All-Stars while we ate dinner. I am so glad the show is back! Plus they have a bunch of my favorites on the show too. In my opinion, Season 5 New York was by far the best season of Top Chef. Las Vegas is a close second.

Dessert was vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge syrup. We watch the finale of The Walking Dead. I’m bummed the season is over already. AMC has another winner, for sure!

QUESTION: What is your favorite cut of steak? And are you watching Top Chef All Stars?