Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt

Last Thursday was Matt's Birthday (31). Matt doesn't like to make a big halabaloo for his birthday; it is just not his way. So, I planned just fun day with him, me and the baby.

I went up to his work for lunch (it is a 45 minute drive to salt lake). We went to Hires Big H for lunch and had a pretty good time watching Nicole attempt to eat fries.

When Matt got home from work, I had made him a raspberry pound cake that I saw on the food network. I'm not going to give out the recipe though because it wasn't as good as it looked. It tasted a lot more like bread than cake except that it has frosting on it.

Then, I made Matt's favorite dinner, Chilean steak sandwiches. I know there is a spanish name for them, but I don't know what it is. They are super yummy!

Steak Sandwiches:
1 package flank steak
1 T garlic powder
1 t seasoning salt
1 T olive oil
1 T butter

1 tomato

1 avacado
1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 t seasoning salt
1 t olive oil

soft buns

Cut the flank steak into strips and season with garlic powder and seasoning salt. I usually add an ample amount of garlic powder, but if you like it less garlicy, do less. Heat a sauce pan with oil and butter on medium high heat. Saute flank steak in pan until cooked to the desired doneness. I like it medium.

Make guacamole with avacado, lemon juice, seasoning salt and olive oil. Just mash it all together to desired texture.

Cut tomatos into slices.

Assemble meat, guacamole, and tomatos onto cut buns. Tadah! Yummy sandwich.
I gave Matt a staple/nail gun for his present. I think he really liked it because it is what he asked for. Now all he needs is a new project to try it out on.


Jenni Elyse said...

Happy birthday, Matt! Glad you had a good birthday!

Marie said...

Speaking of steak sandwiches, we need to do our dinners together again. Maybe next week. Your Wednesday are taken and my Thursdays are taken so maybe Tuesday?

Annette said...

That steak sandwich looks wonderful! Gary would really like it, so I'll give it a try.