London Broil

Here’s another goody from Mom’s recipe box. Mom always loved cookbooks that credited the best recipes to the contributors. My Aunt Joan Lokuta shared this one and we always loved it. Thanks to Aunt Joan. Enjoy!


  • London Broil cut from top round roast
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons kitchen bouquet or gravy master
  • Parsley, garlic and basil to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

– Combine all of the ingredients for sauce. Pour half the sauce over the meat.

– Pierce the meat well with a fork.

– Turn the meat over, pierce that side of the meat, and add the other half of the sauce.

– Marinate overnight, turning frequently.

– When ready to cook, place broiler pan in the broiler in the low position in oven without the slotted top. Make sure the pan is hot when you put in the meat.

– Broil on high to the desired to desired wellness, turning once midway, about 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare. Slice against the grain at an angle. Thin slices work best.


Mother’s Day

Make no mistake, your mother is probably one of the best friends you’ll ever have. She has the ability to teach with kindness, understand without judgment and love unconditionally.

Sometimes, though, even Mom can say things that can be interpreted in several ways. Reader’s Digest Magazine recently published a few. Here are some of my favorites:

My mother taught me RELIGION.

“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” 

My mother taught me LOGIC.

“Because I said so, that’s why.” 

My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.

“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.” 

My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

“Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.” 

My mother taught me IRONY.

“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about!” 

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.” 

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISTS.

“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!” 

My mother taught me about STAMINA.

“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.” 

My mother taught me about WEATHER.

“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.” 

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times, don’t exaggerate!” 

My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” 

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

“Stop acting like your father!”

My mother taught me about ENVY.

“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.” 

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

“Just wait until we get home.” 

My mother taught me about RECEIVING.

“You are going to get it when you get home!” 

My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.” 

My mother taught me ESP.

“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?” 

My mother taught me HUMOR.

“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” 

My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.

“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” 

My mother taught me GENETICS.

“You’re just like your father.” 

My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?” 

My mother taught me WISDOM.

“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.” 

My mother taught me about JUSTICE.

“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!” 

Remember, mom is special. Love her while you have the privilege and opportunity!