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Cape Cod Surf and Turf

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I awoke from the immense mound of fluffy pillows and soft blankets that I called my bed on that July day. The birds were chirping their songs and a warm comforting ray of sunshine. I soon glanced over at my alarm clock it was mid-morning and the rest of my family was already out of bed. I went over to my closet and put on some pajama pants. We were at our house in Chatham, Cape Cod which was a two floor house with 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a dining room.

I trudged out of bed and went upstairs to find out what we were doing today. My mom said, “We are going to the beach with your cousins again.”

I went downstairs to the guest room of this rented house, threw on my bathing suit, and grabbed my pair of sandals. I soon rushed out the door to our car and got seated.

Then, after the drive that seemed to go on forever, our car pulled up to the beach. We took a while to unpack all of our belongings, which consisted of a lunch bag, an umbrella, some beach chairs, and a couple of boogie boards. I hopped across the burning hot sand to where our cousins had already set up a spot. Then, as soon as we were unpacked, I made a beeline for the wavy water. When I tried to ride the waves theycrashed right on top of my head, sending what felt like gallons of water on top of me. I toppled and turned and got tangled with my brother. I soon recognized that I would have to wait for high tide, and when it came, it came. I was soon in the water bodysurfing and boogie boarding I was so caught up in the fun that I almost missed lunch. For the rest of the day I was just playing football in the water with my cousins.

It was almost time to go home for a good dinner with the family. But before we even pulled out of the parking lot we were asking, “Can we go to sundae school for ice cream?”

She replied, “Yes”.

When we got home I asked my mom, after having changed out of my sand-filled swim trunks, what we were having for dinner. Her reply was, “We are going to have surf and turf for dinner with your cousins.”

I waited on the grass by the driveway for our family to arrive. It may have taken them longer than we had expected but that gave us extra time to prepare. The whole time we laughed and played games like “left, right, center” and bekum, which is basically hide and seek. Then when it came time we all settled down with immense amount of meat and seafood.

We soon all rushed over to the dinner table and dug into the feast. We had seconds, thirds, and my cousin Quinn even had fourths. After that my brother Connor’s birthday cake arrived at the table. We sang happy birthday and then devoured the delicious Death by Chocolate cake. We then spent the rest of the night playing around, opening presents, watching T.V., catching up, and recollecting memories. That night when I went to bed I couldn’t wait till tomorrow and wondered if we could top this next years summer.

Submitted by: "Dylan M."

Ingredients You'll Need

3 cups of dry red wine
4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 small onion coarsely chopped
4 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ( 2 pound) flank steak
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To prep the steak: place the wine, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, onion, garlic and olive oil in a large baking dish and stir to combine.

Add the steak to coat both sides.

Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Heat the grill, remove the meat from the marinade, season both sides with salt and pepper to taste and grill 6 to 7 minutes on each side.

Let it sit for 5 minutes and slice against the grain.


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