Food first. Mmmmm, steak tips. This is the way we always made steak tips when I was a kid, just marinate them in zesty Italian dressing for a couple hours and toss them on the grill. Sometimes my dad would grill, but once I got to be about sixteen I kind of took it over. There's a whole sordid tale, full of action and intrigue behind it and... ok, no there isn't. I don't really remember how or when exactly I started doing the grilling, but I did. And it was fun, my dad had a big gas grill that I could do all kinds of stuff with. I wish I had it now, I could do even better stuff with it.
Anyway these were made at my brothers on his charcoal grill. I like both gas and charcoal, gas because you have more control over the heat and charcoal because it makes things tastes awesome. We also took a one inch thick slice of red onion (looks kind of like the green lantern symbol, doesn't it?), rubbed it with olive oil and slapped it on the grill when the tips got turned. It was wicked good. Had a nice wine with it too, Charles Shaw Shiraz. It was three buck chuck from Trader Joes and worth every penny. Although it's one that wants to breathe a bit before you drink it.
But it's Sunday, so I'm sure you all want cats. I've been trying to learn how to use my camera a bit more, even though I can't find the manual. So instead of using auto for these pictures I used the setting that looks like a crosswalk sign guy skanking and the head in profile setting. Heh, hope that wasn't too technical for any of you. And the lighting was terrible, but if you can ignore that they are kinda cool. Here we go, close up face shots!They were quite patient with me. Heh.