Aug 232014
 

Burger Scare And Our New Sign

Make it safe and save a dime.. Keep away from eating slime..

Make it safe and save a dime..
Keep away from eating slime..

These two things have nothing in common and today I was just going to goof off and show you our latest project, our new address sign in front of our home. Let me start with the bad news first and a warning to all those who buy ground beef from your grocery stores. When I was flipping through Yahoo this morning, I came across this scary story about the additive “Pink Slime” that they are adding to our ground beef because of the soaring prices of meat! If you go to the “Pink Slime” link that I have provided here, you can read it for yourself, it’s pretty hair-raising and another reason I urge you to grind your own meat at home and watch where you eat burgers from now on. The initial cost of a decent meat grinder may set you back a little but the flavor and the satisfaction is well worth the price. I always wait for my store to put chuck roast on BOGO and I stock up my freezer. By grinding our own, I also know that there is nothing added that shouldn’t be there, just pure chuck! Another thing I have found, and this is just my OWN opinion, is that I can keep it frozen much longer than the recommended time by most experts which is up to 4 months. I have kept it in my freezer for up to a year and it still tastes as good as the day we ground it. Of course I put it 1/2 pound bags and then put them in a plastic freezer bag to ensure that it gets no freezer burn and is air-tight. We’re still alive and kicking so I guess I must be doing something right!!!

Now on to the fun project! We used to have an antique maple syrup sleight from Vermont at the beginning of our drivewaythat also had our address numbers on it and every Christmas we would decorate it with a little Christmas tree with packages underneath it, Poinsettia plants all around and plenty of solar powered Christmas lights. I think it was the envy of our neighbors as they would always slow down to take a gander.

Gonna miss the old sleigh!

Gonna miss the old sleigh!

Well, when we put in our new driveway, the guy doing the work bumped it with his big Cat tractor and it fell to pieces. It had been out there for years and the weather finally took its toll as we were going to send it to sleigh heaven this year anyway. If you ever saw our home, it is laden with moosies, bears, pine trees, pine cones and antiques. A few years ago I bought a dispenser for paper towels, plastic wrap and tin foil all in one piece, I guess they still make them but remember the old ones? This was a new one however that I bought through “Collections” magazine and it did not stand up to the test of working very well which surprised me as most everything I have bought through them has been of pretty good quality. The back piece, as you can see in the pic, had bears and pine trees and it has been sitting in my shed broken for some time. Husband put in a couple of landscape posts and made the arrow with our numbers on it and when I went to my shed, I realized I could use the back piece of my dispenser to put our initials along with ranch underneath them. A trip to the store got us the perfect stencils for the project and now it was my turn to finish it up. We love how it came out and now the UPS man can find us again, ha ha!!!!

Pretty cool...don't ya think?

Pretty cool…don’t ya think?

Well I hope you all have a nice weekend and check out the link on the “Pink Slime”, but you might want to do that Monday as to not ruin your weekend, yuk yuk……….. See ya next week!

Aug 222014
 

Creamy Vanilla And Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

As some of you know, a couple of weeks ago I picked up an older yogurt maker and I have to say that I am not a big fan of just plain yogurt! I ended up with it sitting in my frig trying to figure out what to do with the rest of it after I ran out of strawberries to top it off. Husband doesn’t care for yogurt at all but I think now I might be able to remedy that situation. My Country Living Magazine had all kinds of different ways to spruce up plain frozen yogurt and after making my version, I can’t wait to experiment with more ways to make this treat as husband even thought it was pretty good and very tasty. It still had a little of the sourness that good yogurt has, but now I know exactly what is in it versus the store bought stuff! Of course you will need some kind of ice cream maker for the freezing part to make it easy on yourself or you can do it the old fashion way by freezing it and after a little while in the freezer, take it out, stir and refreeze.

This is really good yogurt!

This is really good yogurt!

 

Creamy Vanilla And Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
5.0 from 1 reviews
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups store bought plain Greek yogurt or homemade
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 oz fresh honey
  • ¾ tsp French vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teas kosher salt
  • Heaping cup of chopped fresh strawberries
  • ⅛ cup of sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the yogurt with the next 5 ingredients, cover and chill until very cold, two hours or more.
  2. Place chopped berries in a saucepan with the ⅛ cup of sugar over medium-high heat and cook until fruit has softened, about 6-8 minutes; cool completely.
  3. Pour yogurt mixture into your electric ice cream maker bowl and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, adding strawberries during the last few minutes of freezing time or fold into frozen mixture before placing in your freezer.
  4. Wait at least 2 hours before eating, if you can wait that long!

 

Hope you enjoy this wonderful, healthy treat! Have a great week end! Let me know if you have a favorite yogurt recipe!

Aug 202014
 

Steak And Egg Sandwich

A couple of days ago, I read on Yahoo somewhere, that sandwich wraps were on the outs and good old sandwiches on bread were making a comeback and the author of the article was quite happy! By the time I got back to the computer the article was nowhere to be found, at least not where I had seen it and I was disappointed because I wanted to read the whole thing. That’s what prompted me to share this tasty, quick sandwich that we put together the other night. I was thinking of a steak sandwich with sauteed onions and peppers and husband was leaning towards an egg sandwich so we decided to partner them up to satisfy both of our hunger pangs! Now I don’t want you to be too upset with me, as I do keep Steak-umms in the freezer for a quick sandwich and yes I know they’re not the healthiest thing to eat but we still enjoy them once in awhile! The only thing that surprised me that evening was that Kenny didn’t slap a slab of cheese on top of his. Oh wait, hold the press, he didn’t help that night so it was up to me and I forgot, oops. Next time though, I will put some on his and leave mine plain as usual. Plain Jane, yep that’s what I’ve been called more than once as mayo is not usually an option on my sandwiches although I like it, no ketchup on my burgers and no mustard on my hot dogs! I mean why cover up the taste of a good burger or hot dog with lots of extra stuff? I’m really not that bad as I do like some things on those two items, just not all the time!

Did ya notice? Kenny didn't cover it with catchup!

Did ya notice? Kenny didn’t cover it with ketchup!

 

Steak And Egg Sandwich
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Ingredients
  • 1 Steak-umm per sandwich
  • Desired amount of peppers and onions sliced
  • 1-2 eggs, depending on how hungry and how big the bread is that you're using
  • Oops, cheese slice of your choice
  • 2 slices Italian bread, sliced about ¾-inch thick each
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Saute peppers and onions in a small amount of olive oil to desired crispness (well for husband and still crunchy for me).
  2. Cook Steak-umms per package instructions, keep warm (steaks might come out a little oily so blot with paper towels.
  3. Scramble egg or eggs to your taste (eggs can be cooked any way you like them) and when cooked, top with cheese to melt.
  4. Brush one side of of bread slices with a small amount of butter and fry on buttered side until golden brown.
  5. Top unbuttered side with egg, steak and top with onions and peppers; top with other slice of toasted bread and eat while they're hot!

 

Hope you enjoy our simple little sandwich………….

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