Yesterday morning, Wanda drove up to near Jackson and picked up her mom. Brought her back home to spend a few days with us.
Our wild Montana huckleberries! A few made it back home with us. We had our last huckleberry pancakes this morning. I told the mother in law she doesn’t know how lucky she was. There’s very few folks down in Mississippi that have had the privilege to eat anything that good.
And then there’s this. While we were in Colombia Falls, MT a couple of years ago we discovered a local meat market. Named Perfect Cuts, they are known throughout Western Montana for their prime meats, especially the flat iron steaks. Before we departed Colombia Falls back in July, we cleared out our small freezer in the Casita and purchased 5 vacuum sealed, flash frozen flat iron steaks for the road. Over the next six weeks we grilled four of them with just a little salt and pepper, along with some garlic and onion powder. They made some wonderful meals for us along the way.
Tonight we prepared the last one. One of the ways we prepare steak at home is called tipsy steak. You take a little Jim Beam or Jack Daniels, some soy sauce, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard, along with a dash of salt and Worchester, and mix well. Marinate the steak in it for a few hours in the refrigerator and its ready to put on the grill.
Some really hot coals in the grill.
Sear it quick on both sides to seal the juices.
Then cook it a few more minutes on each side till it’s medium rare. Take it off the fire and let it rest.
Slice it thin, add a baked potato and some leftover butter peas. It'll even make the everyday china look good. A green salad on the side made for a wonderful evening meal.
The mother in law may never go home if we had more of these. In one way, I guess I should be thankful this was the last one……..jc