Meet Mr. Meyer (Lemon)

P. Phil, why did you have to see your shadow? WHY??

At least he has reserves for the rest of the winter.

Today was a day for something warm and filling. After seeing this recipe on ZestyCook, I knew I had to make it. The recipe was so easy! I spent a couple of minutes this morning throwing together the ingredients (with Peter’s help). I put the flank steak into a Ziploc bag with the marinade (I’ll spare you the raw steak picture).

Today was all about community nutrition at school. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be standing in front of a classroom of elementary school kids, talking about how to eat right. GULP.

At least dinner was simple! When I arrived home, I broiled the steak and some tomatoes.

Tomatoes going in the oven.

The tomatoes were drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. While waiting for the steak, I cut into this guy:

Looks like an orange, but it is actually a Meyer lemon.

This (possible) cross between a lemon and an orange is milder than a lemon, but tarter than an orange. I like tart flavors, so biting into this fruit was delicious. Give one a try if you see them in your grocery store. I’ll bet that the juice is good on seafood, and that you’d be able to make a mean (Meyer) Lemon Meringue Pie.

Back to the meal at hand:

Look at this amazing handle on our slicing knife:

Yes, Peter made this one himself, too. This handle was his first creation, and I think it’s gosh durned good. And he’s only gotten better since then.

All together:

Gettin' your greens!

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