Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dudes Love Fire

Here are my guys last night getting ready to make "Dirty Steak." We found this recipe on Cooking with the Master Chefs with Julia Child on PBS. It consists of making a wood or natural charcoal (not compressed briquet) fire and laying slabs of meat directly on the hot coals. We've done it several times and decided to do it for the kid's visit this weekend. After the steaks get a good searing on both sides, they are finished in the oven to the desired degree of doneness. After the steaks came off, the grill went on and we grilled the first sweet corn of the season and it was like pure sugar!!!! Delicious!!! We do have a "real" gas grill, but when we do dirty steaks, we use this old three legged cast iron cauldron that was my parents. I'm not sure which of my grandparents owned it first, but my parents had it as long as I can remember.

Pop and Benjamin liked to watch the fish together and had a nature lesson on leaves--tiny big and gigantic while pond sitting.
Did I mention that Benjamin likes his guacamole?

Kate and Alex enjoyed a sit in the garden as well.

The Cates family is headed home to Fresno now and we'll miss them until next time.



Susan said...

Lovely back yard! I love his little guacamole face!

Tazzie said...

Yum! You're making my mouth water!

Marisa said...

Dirt stake - is it as good as it sounds? Looking forward to seeing your doll quilt!