Bryce's 27th B-day

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bryce turned 27 yesterday. He can tell you for certain, but I think he had a great day:)! I surprised him with a barbeque grill for his b-day; he's been wanting one for awhile. I also made him a chocolate cake with chocolate-caramel frosting (it was supposed to be a 3-layer cake but, tragically, the cake cracked while I was frosting it - thus, this birthday will be remembered as the birthday that I cried over a cake:).

For dinner, we went to Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, an EXCELLENT Spanish restaurant. We got tapas and paella - it was all so good that my mouth is watering right now just thinking about them. We then walked around the mall and, for Bryce's final birthday wish, got Slurpees on the way home. A couple in our ward, the Glicks, were generous enough to watch Caroline so we could go out.

He put it together himself!

The flank steak (pictured with skillet-roasted new potatoes and salad) was the first thing Bryce cooked on his grill and was supurb! We marinated it in a garlic-rosemary-shallot wet paste - see below:

Recipe: blend together 6T. olive oil, 2 T. minced fresh rosemary, 6 cloves pressed garlic, and 1 minced shallot 'til it makes a wet paste - prick 1.5-2lb. flank steak about 20x with a fork, rub with kosher salt on both sides then with the paste - marinate covered in fridge for at least 1 hour and up to overnight - wipe paste off with paper towels, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper on both sides - cook on grill on high heat (about 5 minutes on both sides), then let meat rest for 5-10 minutes tented with tin foil - cut 1/4" bias cut slices - so good!!!


  1. We're glad to hear Bryce had such a great day--cute picture of him with his new toy. It was really kind of the Glicks to babysit for you. I second the review of the great flank steak recipe--we've made it several times. It's easy enough for a weeknight meal, but good enough for company.

  2. PS . . . you are not the first woman to cry over a cracked layer cake :-)

  3. Can't wait to try Cafe ba Ba reeba.... i love Spanish cuisine!... great blog!


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