Aug. 11, 2011 1:22 pm
Updated: Aug. 14, 2011 11:04 am
It's been an interesting few days... Monday, the crazycook in me came out to play. I had found a rec. for mock "white castle" burgers (tm) and decided to give it a go. Now, I may during my one and only trip to St Louis actually eaten one of these delicacies...
but I base MY opinion on those delivered via the freezer case at the grocery... Heaven only knows just what they might do to those poor things! Regardless, my end result was pretty darn tastey! I used frozen "dinner roll" dough as a short cut - that and
being that all attempts at any type of bread, or even pastry of late, have been down right nasty! Following the steps for the meat mixture... some time later, the end result was as flavorful as I recall. It was decided the rec. was "keep-it" not "kick-it"
Tues afternoon, I was expecting a delivery of a new ceiling fan. Much of that afternoon was dedicated to pulling the dead one off the ceiling. By 5pm I had accomplished nothing else! The new fan awaited, in it's box, near at hand. Quickie dinner #1.
Yesterday, the entire afternoon was spent up and down either the ladder, or tall step stool (which is easier on my poor ancient feet!) By dinner, the fan was up, including blades. It seemed that it might not fall to the floor anytime soon... so I headed to
the kitchen searching for leftovers. I had some shredded chicken I'd used for taco's... perfect! Quickie dinner #2! Out came that poor abused cast iron skillet I'd talked about until the cows came home, and used it for the first time since I'd seasoned
it - or I hoped, I had seasoned. I was bad, as I left it sit until this morning to clean it, but a splash of veg. oil a flame, and then some kosher salt, have it back to looking brand new! After dinner, I still had the light kit to install, and the natural
light was fading fast!
On the menu for this evening? I've got some l/o kernal corn and l/o french cut green beans, will have to morph into something new... L/o mashed spuds... but loving mashed taters as I do, I imagine I will make fresh to add to the others! Have thawed out
some round steak for the entree. What to do with it? I first thought of stroganoff with noodles, but then as I was searching AR for recipes using "round steak," a thought occurred... Chicken Fried Steak! I'm glad that the skillet is clean and ready to go!
Now, many of you might think of this as only a cool weather meal... but as we get only about 30 "cool" days each year here... I'm of the thought, "anything goes, anytime!" Also, spuds will be used, rather than adding noodles to the list of containers in
With some shredded pork left from slow cooking on the bbq last weekend, I do believe that I'll make some wontons, or eggrolls tomorrow! It has been a while since I've gone in that direction. Making my own wrappers is quite a snap using my "pasta press..."
Despite being the crank handle type, short work is made for a crazy fanatic like me, who enjoys "making my own!" Come to think of it, I've not used the deep fryer for a while either...
So, friends, while there are times I simply have nothing to chat about, in this instance, I just didn't have time to commit... I had hoped to stop by last evening, but for some reason I was exhausted, to the point of going to bed 2-3 hours earlier than my
norm. While I did get up slightly earlier this morning, I must stress the "slightly." Meanwhile...
Be happy, be healthy, be crazy!