Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day & Alpha Phi Sorority Formal

Happy Memorial Day guys! Just gonna do an overview of how my sister's sorority formal dinner went... which by the way, I think went great! People kept coming back for seconds, so that's always a plus right? Right.


Garden Salad w/ Ranch & Italian Dressing
Italian Pasta Salad w/ Asparagus, Tomatoes, & Olives
Dinner Rolls
Roasted Potatoes w/ Green Beans
Teriyaki Flank Steaks
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Penne Broccoli Pasta Bake
Individual Cheesecakes w/ Assorted Fruit & Whip Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

I absolutely had a blast doing this and was so glad that people seemed to like everything. I must say, the steak was definitely the favorite of the night! So I've got that recipe included down below... if anyone is interested in anything else I whipped up that night, let me know and I'll post the recipe! Enjoy! (P.S. Don't forget to check out's Daily Special today - it's a Cuisinart Griddler! Perfect for those rainy days when you want to grill!)


1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 inch piece of ginger root, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup sake
1 & 1/2 lbs. flank steak

Combine soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, ginger, red pepper flakes, and sake in a medium bowl/container. Marinate steak in mixture overnight.

Heat a grill on medium high heat. Cook flank steak for about 4-5 minutes per side for a nice medium rare/medium. Let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain. Serve with rice and enjoy!


  1. Looks like it all went beautifully with all that gorgeous food and drinks~

  2. You had lots of good food going on here! The drinks were lined up so beautifully. Great work!

    Oh, enjoy the wedding planning :)

  3. thanks guys! I had an absolutely great time doing it... maybe this IS my true calling? =)