I love cooking outdoors in the summer time, the house stays cool, you are not stuck inside by the stove while everyone else is outside playing.  I am very happy manning (or would it be womanning) the grill and eating dinner on the deck as a family.   This is one of my favorite recipes for fajitas.  I prefer flour tortillas, you can make your own with this recipe http://momlifestyle.com/?p=753 The key to good fajitas is the marinade so with this recipe you need to plan ahead a little bit.

1 cup water
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 crushed garlic cloves
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 lemons, juiced be careful to not get the seeds in there
1 tablespoon cilantro if dry or a small bunch chopped fresh
1/2 cup olive oil

Place all ingredients in bowl and whisk the ingredients to mix.
Marinate steak or chicken in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Reserve some of the marinade for cooking the veggies in the grill pan.  If you do both beef and chicken marinate them separately.
1 pound round steak, sirloin steak or chicken breasts or both steak and chicken, marinated for about 1 hour.
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 white onion, cut into strips

6-8 flour tortillas
Preheat grill on high. Place steak on grill. Turn steak, cooking 5-7 minutes each side.
Slice onions and bell peppers. Remove steak from grill and let it rest 7 minutes. Cut the steak  into strips against the grain.
Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Add peppers and onions. Cook 2-4 minutes, then add steak slices. Brush on a few tablespoons reserved marinade and cook over high heat another minute or so.

Remove from pan and serve with tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, hot sauce, cheese or whatever fajita sides you prefer, maybe even a margarita!