Wow! What a week! I have to say this was the best spring break, and since I’m pretty sure I’m never going back to school, my last spring break was the best I have ever had!

Last week, my dad treated my mom, sisters and grandmother and I to a three day shopping trip Colorado! Talk about fun!!! It was his idea, so he and my brothers held down the fort, while we literally shopped ’till we dropped in Castle Rock and Colorado Springs! We also got to stay at The Broadmoor and have a morning at the spa too! I truly am just a lucky girl, y’all!

Speaking of y’all – I always forget, but my Texas/Southern accent so stands out in Colorado. Nearly everyone I spoke too would either would stop and give me an inquisitive look, or ask me where I’m from. My sisters thought it was pretty funny to say the least. 🙂

Anyway, we came back Thursday night and my dad just added to the love with a scrumptious, outta this world steak that was hot and ready when we walked in! I’m just so glad I have a dad that cooks! yumm, yumm, yumm!!

So, here’s dad’s treat to us, after treating us like royalty for the week!

Ribeye Steaks
Wilted Spinach Salad
Garlic Baked Potatoes
Homemade Bread (he bought it from a benefit bake sale.)

Since this meal was homeraised steak I’m not doing the cost – however, I just wanted to share with y’all the meal!

Ribeye’s
Thaw or buy as many steaks as you need to feed your guests/family. Place thawed steaks on a hot grill. (my dad uses a Traeger Grill and it is the best in my family’s opinion!)

Before turning steaks, sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning, flip and cook to desired consistency. Remember 160 degrees is medium (my mom and I’s personal preference, the rest of the them like it medium-rare)

Wilted Spinach Salad Dressing
1/2 c. Italian dressing
1/4 c. Catalina dressing
2 T. vinegar
1 can. mandarin oranges
1 tsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste

In saucepan, add all ingredients – DRAINING the mandarin orange juice into the saucepan and adding the oranges to the bowl of fresh spinach. Simmer all ingredients until thickens, and pour hot over spinach, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Toss and serve warm.

Garlic Baked Potatoes
Irish potatoes
cooking spray
garlic salt

wash each potato, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cook until done in the oven at 350 degrees. (these are wonderful!!! Serve with simply butter for heavenly spuds!)

I know this is a different post that usual – but wanted to share what a lucky girl I am! I also am striving to get back into the swing of life after spring break, because Colorado was just the beginning of the awesome week – on the same night as this supper…

My brother RA proposed to his girlfriend, who also happens to be one of my favorite people in the world, Kristen Odom…and she said YES!

So this summer, I’m getting a new sister! My entire family is ecstatic, and it is making trying to concentrate on school very challenging! I’d much rather be helping Kristen plan the wedding!!!

I’d love to hear what y’all did for spring break – and what beef your dad’s cook for y’all!

I simply love comments – so have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you!

Amy

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