Jul 212014

Yuengling Lager Beer Marinade

With some family over for a BBQ this weekend, I wanted to do kebobs for something different and a dish we had not had in awhile! Grandson in-law’s mom also joined us and she is not much of a meat eater so I figured on having plenty of veggies grilled along with the meat. In addition to doing the grilling, I turned the marinade recipe for the meat over to husband as I had enough to do! The end results were pretty funny as everyone loved his concoction except him and he told me to throw away what he wrote down as he would not make it again! Of course, the peppers and onions I marinated in Italian dressing and basted the squash and tomatoes as they were cooking on the grill.

What will you have? Chicken - Pork or Sausage?

What will you have? Chicken – Pork or Sausage?

I got my Comet rice cooker out to make the rice and I asked everyone if they knew what it was and Jan (Andy’s mom) had no clue nor did anyone else for that matter!  After tasting and seeing how the rice turned out, my granddaughter said she had to have one of those gadgets. I told her good luck as she would have to find one on-line as they haven’t been made in many moons! They were also surprised at how we fix the kebobs as I always skewer the meats separately from the veggies as they all take different times to cook and if there is anything I abhor is when my veggies are burnt to a crisp! Well apparently everyone liked the manner in which they were cooked because there was not a piece left when everyone left the table except a few measly pieces of pork, and I thought I had made more than enough, there I go thinking again!

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Don’t forget the rice!


Yuengling Lager Beer Marinade
5.0 from 1 reviews
  • ½ cup Yuengling beer (after husband's post on his potatoes, I'm sure you know where the rest of the bottle went!!!)
  • 1 tbls Worcestershire sauce (or as Kenny had written down, Worcestire, it's that spelling like you say it thing he has!)
  • ¼ tbls Seminole Swamp seasoning (he uses this stuff in everything including his omelets!)
  • ½ tbls garlic powder
  • 1 teas lemon juice
  • 1 teas parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut meat into desired size cubes and marinate for a minimum of five hours or over night, we used chicken breasts and boneless center cut pork chops.
  2. Skewer chicken and pork separately and grill meat until done over medium coals.
  3. We did not marinade the kielbasa, just the pork and chicken.


And then we topped it off with a homemade Key Lime Pie…………enjoy!

Jul 172014

Fudgy Beet Brownies

With a tight schedule this week, I’m doing a little cheating today by sharing a recipe that was in our local newspaper. Unfortunately, there is no author on this recipe and not even the author of the recipe column, for sure a small town paper! The paper is the Swuannee Valley Times that was printed on July 2, 2014. I found the recipe intriguing to say the least as it calls for beets in the mixture for the brownies and I’m not sure if I have ever heard of that before but if you have please leave a comment, I would appreciate hearing from you! Another hint here was to use pickled beet juice to make pink lemonade, interesting!
I had planned on doing this post yesterday, however circumstances got us home too late. I was also not in the mood to do much of anything as we had to wait for 4-1/2 hours to have new tires put on our car, phew! Our VW takes a special tire key and it took the mechanic 2 hours just to find it! Then I still had some shopping to do and by the time we pulled into the driveway, all I wanted was a cold brew and to chill out! But at least now we can feel more confident in taking the hour long trip to see great-grandson whom we have not seen since his birth. Husband has also been catching up on some outside chores since the rains have slowed down and this weekend we have company coming, phew again! So much to do and so little time…………


Picture from Aunt Nellie's

Picture from Aunt Nellie’s


Fudgy Beet Brownies
  • 1 jar Aunt Nellie's Harvard Beets, not drained
  • 1 box dark or milk chocolate brownie mix (for 13 X 9 inch pan) *
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)
  • * Package sizes may vary, make sure you get the one for this size pan.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray bottom of 9 X 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place beets in blender or food processor; puree until smooth and set aside.
  4. Combine brownie mix, oil, eggs and pureed beets in a large mixing bowl; stir until well blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake as directed on package, checking after shortest amount of recommended baking time.
  8. Remove from oven; cool.
  9. Lightly dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.


I think when I try these, there will have to be some chopped pecans added to the mix! Hope you enjoy and let me know if you ever heard of this recipe!

Jul 152014

French Fries Ala Kenny

This past Sunday was National French Fries Day and after watching everyone on Fox News chomping down on them, I was determined to have a big fat juicy burger, homemade onions rings and husband’s delicious homemade French Fries! He started making these quite some time ago and although I still keep frozen fries on hand, his are my favorite. The one ingredient he uses is Seminole seasoning which is available here at our local Winn Dixie Stores as it is made here in Florida, unfortunately, it is not available anywhere on-line that I can find.

I’m also excited as I am turning the computer over to him for the rest of this post! This is a first time deal and long over due as he cooks right along side of me quite often……….So with that, here’s husband and I’ll see you later!

Hi Guys, I have no idea of what I am doing here. This side of the posting is new to me. I’ll try to share my recipe for fries, as I usually just throw things together and hope for the best…So…here goes nothing!

Regina's Burger and Fries!

Regina’s Burger, Onion Rings and Fries! Boring!!!


French Fries Ala Kenny
5.0 from 1 reviews
Recipe type: Frying
Cuisine: American
I hope they come out good for you!
  • Prep time depends on how many beers consumed at this point!
  • Cooking time, again depends!
  • Servings: As many as your cooking for, duh!
  • Potatoes..depends on how many people your feeding....right?
  • Onions..depends (again) on how many your feeding?
  • Bread crumbs..depends on how many potatoes and onion rings your cooking...right?
  • Granulated garlic...Turn container over till it sprinkles a little.
  • Seminole Swamp Seasoning..Splash it on good.
  • Salt and Pepper..Make it black and white all over.
  • Enough grease in a skillet to fry with.
  1. Clean potatoes...you can peel them if you like, but we like the skins on. They don't seem so naked that way.
  2. Onions...Cut into circles, sometimes that's not that easy!
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a container large enough to hold the mixture and some potatoes or onions, which ever one your frying first.. Shake till they are coated well. I like some music on while I'm doing this part.
  4. Make sure the grease is fairly hot and start frying!
  5. When all potatoes are fried, the onion rings a golden brown and the burgers are done....Sit down with a cold one and pig out.
  6. Oh! Don't forget the ketchup....LOT"S of ketchup!!!!


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My Burger, Onion Rings and Fries!!! Dig in!!!

Now …If you followed these instructions carefully…you should have the best dad-burn french fries you ever stuck in your mouth…I Promise!

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