For me, Labor Day signals the start of fall. Now I know the official date for the first day of fall is not Labor Day, but here in the South, Labor Day has always been the day all things change. Yes, I am talking real change.
First of all, no self-respecting Southern girl would ever wear her white shoes after Labor Day. Why? Because Mom said so, and her mother before that, and her mother before that. No questions. It was just something no one ever did since it was the rule. Also returning to the closet, white pants.
Second, Labor Day was the last day of freedom before the official school year started. The next day, we donned our dark-colored cotton dresses and dark-colored shoes. We were back in the saddle so to speak. Everything changed. Bed times were earlier, and homework was the order of the day.
Today, Labor Day is a wonderful time. It’s celebrated by a long weekend break from work and time with family. I think of barbecue, yummy potato salad, and some fabulous homemade ice cream from the churning freezer. It’s a special tribute to the working people of our country who have made and make our country strong.
I hope you have a fabulous time with your family and make some delicious dishes to share. We will be cooking a steak, and I want to share with you my Dad’s recipe for steak marinade. He has been using this recipe since I was old enough to eat it. Choose your favorite cut of steak, and prepare it.
- Wine or balsamic vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- Soy sauce
- Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
- Lawry’s Seasoned Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Sprinkle the liquids one at a time on your steak in the order listed and rub into your steak. It should cover the steak generously.
- Next, apply seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and garlic powder. Flip the steak over and repeat.
- You can marinate for any time but usually, I don’t exceed one hour.
- Grill and enjoy!
What’s your favorite grilling recipe?