This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TriscuitSummer #CollectiveBiasWhy should the kids have all the fun? I say we should make a stand this summer and declare adult playdates a thing. Mom-ing is hard work and I think we should make some time to chill out with our friends and do whatever we want for a few hours. Let’s be honest, we really just want to sit still for a little while and not have to get anyone milk or step on Legos. So I say grab your best gals, have a girl’s night in and unwind. Don’t let hosting stress you out. Girl’s night food doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m sharing an almost all no-cook menu with you plus a super easy flank steak appetizer recipe. The idea of playdates takes on a whole new life when you look at them this way, doesn’t it?
To keep things easy for a girl’s night, think of things that are easy and quick to serve but delicious! While I originally thought I wanted to do only finger foods, I decided to add in some small salad cups because they are yummy, girly and really easy to serve. And always remember that the reason for your girl’s night is to take some time for yourself. Don’t ruin it by creating a complicated menu that will make you sweat in the kitchen and make you never want to host another adult playdate again. Although I love to do a full menu of appetizers or snack foods, sometimes it leaves me feeling like I didn’t really have a meal. I decided to create these yummy grilled steak bites to add something a little heartier to the table but not be involved the way a full main course would be. We usually have TRISCUIT Original Crackers around the house as snacks for the kids and I. But they are really so much more than just a cracker. They are perfect for topping with all kinds of things like steak, cheeses, jams, etc. They are hearty and don’t get soggy or break down quickly, which is key when you are topping it with your favorite things.
Make these Flank Steak TRISCUIT Appetizer with Blue Cheese and Grilled Onion
Flank Steak Triscuit Bites
These delicious Steak Bite appetizers are so easy to make and a great appetizer idea for your next girl's night.
- 2 pound flank steak
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- TRISCUIT Crackers
- Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 1-2 Red Onion sliced
- Fresh Thyme
- 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
Use garlic salt and pepper to season the flank steak.
Or use your favorite flank steak seasoning.
Grill flank steak to your desired doneness.
At the same time, grill your sliced red onions until they are charred and soft, about 10 minutes.
Let steak rest and when it is cool enough to handle, slice thinly, across the grain.
Chop grilled onions.
For each steak bite, layer a piece of steak, grilled onion, and blue cheese on top of a TRISCUIT.
Drizzle with a little bit of balsamic vinegar.
Top with fresh thyme.
*The amount this makes depends on how many you want to make. With a 2 pound flank steak, you could probably use the whole box of TRISCUIT crackers and still have meat leftover (which is never a bad thing!) This is why I put 1-2 red onions. I used 1 red onion and had enough to make probably 24 steak bites.
While it takes a few minutes to make the steak for this simple appetizer, it is well worth it! Grilling in the warm weather months is awesome because it doesn’t heat up your house and clean up is a breeze. Plus, you can cook the meat ahead of time and have these all ready when your guests arrive. That’s another key to having a great girls night. Try to do as much before your friends get there so you can spend every minute enjoying each other’s company. Sure you can serve TRISCUIT Crackers plain, but it’s so much fun to show your friends how to use things in a new way. I’m totally going to steal this idea for a summer meal idea for my family too! If you don’t want to make them ahead, you can set out the ingredients for the steak bites and have your friends build their own. All it takes is a little layering, and you’ve got a super simple, totally delicious appetizer. SO GOOD. The blue cheese and the grilled onions are a perfect match for the steak. And the balsamic and fresh thyme add tons of flavor. You probably don’t traditionally think of steak for a girl’s night menu but guess what, girl’s love red meat too. I love using bagged salad mixes to whip up an easy side dish. Kale is all hip right now so I grabbed a kale and broccoli mix, added some fresh strawberries and boom. Done. I’ve never met a snack I didn’t like so I put together these individual snack containers. I used seasonal fresh fruit and banana chips to make sure each gal had some goodies at her finger tips. Literally. And you can’t have a girl’s night without a cocktail. Well, I mean, you can but they are WAY more fun with a little something special. I grabbed a bottle of strawberry lemonade, some strawberry sorbet and sparkling wine to make a wine-y float. So simple and dessert-like. Plus these are perfect for warm weather. It’s always good to serve something that is savory along with sweets. And who doesn’t like meat and cheese? TRISCUIT Crackers pair really well with sweet ingredients too so no matter what you want to make, a TRISCUIT is the perfect base for a snack, appetizer or even meal! Glazed donut holes are totally underrated. They are probably the easiest dessert you could ever serve. You can serve them straight up, like I did, or set out some chocolate and caramel dipping sauces.
For your convenience:Pick up a TRISCUIT Crackers, in a variety of flavors (you have to try the TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil flavor!! SO YUM!) at your local Kroger store. I found mine at my neighborhood Ralphs store. I’m SO excited! Our store is getting a makeover and they are putting in these pretty wood-like floors! I can’t wait until it’s all done! Add in a cool, mellow playlist, and great conversation and you’ve got an awesome girl’s night in. We still have a few more weeks of school left and then it’s long summer days of the kids being home. Summer is the perfect time for a mom only playdate! Keep your girl’s night food simple and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!
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