Nailed it

September 6, 2017

Yesterday, as I was preparing what I believed to be the
perfect lunch,, the wife ruined the moment. As someone who has
been trying to perfect the adult grilled cheese sandwich, I just
knew the process was getting closer to said perfection.

The wife was watching as I fried up a pound a bacon which was
placed on a paper towel lined platter to drain then gathered
the remaining ingredients. Nothing was said until the process
was done when the wife said “you didn’t use a whole pound of
bacon to make 2 sandwiches did you?”

Well of course not. And she didn’t believe me. So I showed her
one scrawny, misshapen piece of bacon left on the platter to
prove my point. Who counts when you’re striving for the best.
I honestly don’t know how many slices of bacon were on each
sandwich, but both had the same amount.

As I grilled them I did learn that it isn’t easy to flip a
sandwich with 2 inches of bacon between the cheese and bread,
but it got done. She didn’t buy my story that the bacon was
low calorie because it came from skinny pigs, my claim claim
it was sodium free bacon, or that the milk for the cheese
came from cows that only consumed Slim Fast.

Once we started devouring these delicious creations all talk
ended and the feast began. Before anyone starts telling me that
these were a heart attack waiting to happen I will state that
it would be so worth it! And if eating don’t kill me, dying
will. After having one the wife even admitted it was one of the
best sandwiches she’d ever had.

Enjoy our wednesday as I know we will.
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A good sandwich

July 28, 2017

A few years ago in a restaurant out of town I tried a sandwich
called an adult grilled cheese. I liked it so much I kept trying
to duplicate it until I got it. Thinking it was the perfect
breakfast sandwich we stuck with my system until a just
recently. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

My version of the adult grilled cheese involves 4 slices of
bread, butter, Parmesan cheese, 8 slices of bacon, and 4 slices
of two different kinds of cheese. Usually cheddar and Colby
jack. But I upped my game and went to 8 slices of bacon the
last sandwich made.

That was when I decided it was the perfect breakfast sandwich.
When I told the wife my thought on adding another slice of
cheese between the bacon she thought it would be too much. So
I’ll share how to make it and you can decide for yourself if
it’s a good sandwich.

You’ll need:

4 slices of bread

butter or margarine

Parmesan cheese

4 slices of cheese

and as much bacon as you can handle.

When all that’s assembled, and after the bacon is cooked we’re
ready to begin. Butter one side of a slice of bread and shake
Parmesan cheese on the butter. Set this slice on your griddle
with buttered side down and butter the top of the bread.

Add a slice of cheese and either 4 or 8 slices of bacon then add
another slice of cheese on top.

Butter another slice of bread and place on top buttered side
down, then butter the top and shake Parmesan cheese over that.
Repeat for another sandwich and grill until brown. Place on a
plate and cut it in half and enjoy.

Works well with ham also but we prefer bacon. The Parmesan
will smell when cooking but the end result is worth it. Try it,
you might like it.

Enjoy our friday, it means the working folk may get a few days
off after work today.
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Ramblings of a confused oldfart

July 22, 2017

Yesterday for supper I grilled ribs to have with fresh corn on
the cob and potato salad. While at the store the idea of having
ribs for dinner sounded great yet when the time came I realized
the heat index was hovering around 110 degrees.

Everything turned out great and I would have gotten pictures
of the ribs and corn but was drooling so bad I couldn’t. It’s
hard to concentrate with drool running down the front of your
t-shirt.

Later the severe weather warnings started popping up on the
TV every few minutes and it made it hard to watch reruns of
Andy Griffith. We got hit with thunderstorms twice, the latest
is still going on. And that got me thinking…

How is it all these TV stations can claim they report the news
when most of time they’re shipping the bull, commenting on some
celebrity’s birthday, hosting a concert from the latest hit band,
or making fashion statements?

Every-time I hear one of the opinionated hosts from the Today
Show proclaim it is the most watched ‘news’ program I cringe.
It should be called what it really is, a variety show that
tosses out a tidbit of news once an hour.

I think this because although I don’t turn the TV on the wife
does watch the Today Show. It would be nice if news was talked
about during at least half of the ‘news’ program. Oh well, this
oldfart needs some coffee and breakfast so I’ll leave it there.
We’ll have a snicker later. Enjoy our Saturday.
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Pizza test drive

June 25, 2017

A friend recommended I try a Lotzza Motzza pizza and assured
me they had a bacon cheeseburger pizza. So while getting
groceries friday we picked one up. The first thing we noticed
is these pizzas had a lot more cheese on them compared to the
ones we usually buy. A half pound of cheese.

The other thing we noticed is these pizzas are 3 times more
expensive than my stand by pizza. But I was drooling just
looking at them in the freezer so we brought one home. Last
night we tried the pizza while I was again drooling with the
delicious aromas wafting from our pizza oven.

The pizza was very good and we will be buying more next week.
It won’t replace my go to pizza because of cost, but we’ll keep
a few in freezer for future reference. We got the biggest size
they had at our usual haunt and it fed the wife and myself. I
wasn’t looking for a snack for at least 3 hours.

While the pizza was good, and quite flavorful, I couldn’t
taste the bacon in the bacon cheeseburger pizza. Not a game
changer but perhaps they should call it a cheeseburger pizza,
put mor bacon on it, or I need my taste buds overhauled.

We like it better than DiGiorno frozen pizza which cost about
the same. Thanks for the suggestion Dale, we’ll be buying more
soon. I have enough Jack’s pizza to last me until then.

Enjoy our Sunday.
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We’re back

June 24, 2017

We survived our weekend mini-vacation and have no lumps,
bumps, or bruises to prove it. Things started out great until
we saw the smoke signals at the crest of an upcoming hill and
noticed the traffic had ground to halt.

After sitting in park for about a half hour traffic started to
move again and we came upon the reason for the delay. A two
vehicle fatal accident complete with one car burnt to the
ground and still looking hot as we passed.

Once things got moving again we marveled at the beauty of our
Iowa countryside. The crops were looking good and sky was blue
with enough clouds to cast interesting shadows on the landscape.

Of course when we arrived in the river city we’d decided to
spend the night at the traffic was bumper to bumper. Yet we
kept our good mood as we were escaping the daily grind, if only
for a short time. I even had some greens with my supper. Well,
if lettuce and pickles on a cheeseburger count.

The ceiling in room didn’t leak, everything else worked, and
the sky put on a spectacular show as the sun dipped behind the
trees. Thanks to the wife for taking the pictures while I was
driving.

We arrived back home grinning, refreshed, and ready to tackle
whatever life hits us with until the next getaway. Enjoy our
Saturday, we will have a snicker later that a friend shared.
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Thank you

March 22, 2017

It’s National Agriculture Day today. We find it amazing that
1.5% of our population work in agriculture, but manage to
produce enough food for all of us.

A big thank you to all the farmers, ranchers and others. If
you’ve ever walked the rows or sampled a salt lick, you know
who you are. We think you should have your own month.
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Of great days

March 21, 2017

Today was another day full of surprises and observations. The
wife and I went over to Dad’s where we talked a little about the
farm and the folks who were neighbors. Then he said to follow
him as he had to show me something. He raised the blinds to a
window and said look at that.

“That” was wheelchair ramp, so I asked if anyone disabled lived
next door. When he said no why? I told him it was a handicapped
ramp. He couldn’t believe people would spend money on something
like that. After a chat the wife and I left to get some bird
seed. I usually go to our farm supply store, she wanted to go
to Wal-Mart, and Wally World it was.

We found the seed and when I put it in the cart said it wasn’t
a 20 pound bag. The wife swore it was and we left it at that.
When we arrived home I hoisted the bag out of the trunk and set
it on the porch only to discover it was a 40 pound bag! It
wasn’t me getting older, it was a heavier bag.

The morning ended with us having sandwiches at a local place
that advertises breakfast all day. The service wasn’t the best,
the food wasn’t the greatest, but we walked out smiling anyway.
And when we got home we danced in the car to music on the
radio.

So enjoy our Tuesday, we won’t get another one until next
week. Now I go in search of a pizza that wants to have dinner
with me.
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