Main Course -- Potato and Green Bean Salad
12 gold potatoes, sliced
2 lbs. fresh green beans
2 cloves garlic, minced
One half cup extra virgin olive oil
One half cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
2 eggs, hard boiled and sliced
One half cup black olives, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley for garnish
Boil potatoes until tender. Place green beans in boiling water and blanch. Beans should be just done and still firm and crisp-tender. Place beans immediately in cold water to stop cooking process. Drain beans and place in large deep bowl with potatoes. Combine garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard and Mrs. Dash together and stir. Pour mixture over potatoes and beans and fold in eggs and black olives, toss well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Mrs. Dash is a type of seasoning with many different herbs and spices. If you cannot find Mrs. Dash just use your favorite seasoning mix.
The Skinny: You can leave out the eggs if you prefer.
Bourbon Marinated Steak
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1 3 - 4 pound top sirloin steak
One half cup bourbon
One half cup olive oil
One third cup red wine vinegar
One third cup dry red wine
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. fresh ground pepper
Place steak in deep dish, combine remaining ingredients and pour over steak. Allow steak to marinate for 4 to 5 hours. Remove steak and grill over hot charcoal or gas grill, baste often with marinade. Cook steak to medium rare (or desired doneness).
The Skinny: You really can’t have bourbon marinated steak without the bourbon.