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Stellar Steak Salad Recipe

Recipe, Tuesday Treats, SummerAmy WileyComment

We love a good steak around here and my husband is quite a skilled cook when it comes to the grill. When we are craving steak but want to watch our calories and our grocery bill, this Stellar Steak Salad is the perfect answer. It’s a summer dish is fitting for a weeknight supper or even guests.

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Stellar Steak Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2 good-sized steaks (We use anything from ribeye to top sirloin)

Worcestershire sauce

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Large bag of hearts of Romaine

Red and yellow cherry tomatoes

Olive oil

Kosher Salt & freshly ground pepper

Blue cheese crumbles

Ranch dressing

Balsamic glaze (You can find this at your grocery. We like the Trader Joe’s version.)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and heat up your outdoor grill to about the same. Place cherry tomatoes on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, take a fork and poke a few holes in each steak. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the steaks. Sprinkle generously with the Montreal seasoning and don’t forget the edges. Grill to medium (about 8 minutes per side for us) and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steaks. Assemble individual plates starting with the Romaine, then adding tomatoes, steak, and cheese. Drizzle with both ranch dressing and the balsamic glaze. It’s the mixture of the two dressings that will take it over the top. Enjoy!

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Movie Night: Dreamer

Movie NightAmy Wiley

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Just when all seems hopeless, a trusty horse brings a family back together. That’s the delightful story of Dreamer. We always love when a movie is inspired by a true story, and this one did not disappoint!

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As usual, I checked out the movie’s content here before showing it to my family. I didn’t like the amount of language it appeared to have, so we watched it through VidAngel. Are you familiar with this service? You can select what you would like to be “removed” from a movie or show. As parents, we are cautious about what we let enter our household. As much as we love movie night, we don’t want to expose our kids to inappropriate content unnecessarily. With Vidangel, the dialogue simply goes silent when a “bad word” is used… how great is that?!

Back to the movie… Dreamer is thrilling and sweet. Dakota Fanning stars as the lead character and absolutely shines. To set the scene on this summer night, I took a stuffed horse from my kids’ menagerie of animals and added it to our outdoor table. A letter board with the movie title, some fresh sunflowers from a friend in a mason jar, and a tablecloth finished the look.

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I wish you a weekend full of family fun!

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Gear Up for Shark Week!

Shark Week, Summer, Something to CelebrateAmy WileyComment

Shark Week is approaching (it starts July 28th) and as you know I love to plan ahead. I’m gearing up with snacks and supplies for us to devour the whole week. This is a perfect example of a way to bring fun into your home and shake things up. It doesn’t take much to make it over-the-top for your family… or you can host a viewing party!

Shop my Shark Week picks and get ready to prey on some serious fun…


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