Breaking the Silence…

I interrupt almost two months of bloggy silence to bring you an amazing fajita recipe we used tonight to finish off the leftover steak Jay grilled on Labor Day. Yes, well, for me it’s all about the food…

fajitas

I sliced about a pound of leftover ribeye steak, and marinated it in this amazing concoction:

(Please note: I only had olive oil, so that is what I used. I did include lots of fresh cilantro, but had no coriander or anise; so I subbed in some oregano and cumin for fun!)

I grilled this steak up very lightly since it had already been cooked to medium rare the other day. Next to it on the grill I placed slabs of thickly sliced onion lightly brushed with a mixture of olive oil and brown sugar, which I turned several times till it was soft enough to enjoy. YUM!

We ate it the steak and onions on tortillas with guac, a bit of melted butter, salsa, cheese and sour cream. Oh it was heavenly…and almost (not quite but almost!) as good as….Pappasitos!! And you know how much I LOVE Pappasitos. Sadly, old Pappa is not in my budget these days so I am thankful to have found such a wonderful fajita marinade for those times when I get a craving!!

I will make no promises about future faithfulness to this poor neglected blog. My computer has been a mess for a couple months now, and life has gotten pretty busy in the past few weeks with the start of another year of homeschooling, some major moving around and changing up of rooms in our casa, a new job for hubby, etc.  Things are full, but very good.

Well, until I grace this page with my presence again….May all your fajitas be tasty fajitas!! And now, I am off to read Paddington to my little group of sleepy-headed children.

6 Comments

  1. Mom/Ruth
    Sep 10, 2009

    Wow, does that sound good! And welcome back to your blog, even if only briefly!

  2. David
    Sep 11, 2009

    So the Clemmons are planning to grill some fajitas Saturday for dinner. I was googling “Pappasito’s Fajita Marinade Recipe”, because everyone knows Pappasito’s makes THE BEST fajitas. As I scrolled down the list I found something interesting at entry #26… a blog post from the hornes.org dated 9/10/09. I clicked on over and read it, thinking to myself, “Trica posted this for us!” We will try it out for sure.

  3. Tricia
    Sep 11, 2009

    Thanks, Mom…you are one of my most faithful readers, despite my lack of witty posts!

    David, of course I did! How fun! You will have to tell us what you think after trying the marinade. And…if you find a better recipe, please do share!

  4. Angie
    Sep 11, 2009

    It. Looks. Gorgeous.

    And yummy!!!

    Nice work!! :)

  5. Molly Tripp
    Sep 11, 2009

    Sounds yummy! I never thought of adding in some sugar to the onions and a little butter to the steak-what great enhancers!

  6. Peter B
    Nov 11, 2009

    Trish, you just made up for your quantity — with quality (though in my opinion, Uncle Julio beats Pappa in the fajita category).

    Either way, yum.