Can you believe it? I won the I Heart Faces giveaway to their DREAM BIG photography workshop in Dallas!!! A $249 ticket! Woo! Hoo! So excited! I haven’t won anything this big since I won $75 at bingo when I was 14 years old! Except…
This week I also won a photo book party for me and 14 of my friends from Shutterfly and House Party! Everyone at the party gets a free hard cover 8×8 photo book (worth $29.99 each) PLUS 10 free photo Christmas cards. How cool is that? “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…”
Then, last night, Stinkpot and I went to the grocery store and, can you believe it??? – He was an instant winner with his HEB Buddy Bucks!!!
So here I am now entering a photo of beef for this week’s photography challenge at I Heart Faces….
Here’s the recipe I found recently on allrecipes that is both my husband’s and my favorite. The combination of the balsamic vinegar marinade and caramelized onion with blue cheese is incredible!!!
SMOTHERED FILET MIGON
4 (6 oz) filet mignon steaks
seasoned salt to taste
cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon white sugar or Splenda
4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
- Season steaks with seasoned salt and black pepper, and arrange in a single layer in a large baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and rosemary. Pour mixture over filets, and turn to coat. Marinate for up to 8 hours.
- While you are marinating the meat, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion slices in butter until soft, then stir in sugar. Continue cooking until onions are caramelized. Set aside.
- Preheat grill for high heat on one side, and medium heat on the other side.
- Lightly oil the grill grate. Place steaks on the hot side of the grill, and cook for 10 minutes, turning once. When the steaks are almost done, move to the cooler side of the grill. Top each filet with a quarter of the caramelized onions and blue cheese. Close the lid, and continue cooking until the cheese is melted.
Maybe my lucky streak will continue??? Next – LOTTERY TICKETS!!!