Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week 2 Sunday (1/19/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Best Grilled Cheese Ever

Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier

Pages 43 - 45     Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 562 calories per serving (if 4 servings are made)
(Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         Ree is converting my taste buds with her spicy foods.  I used the whole roasted green chilis on this sandwich. The ingredients used, made this a sammy to remember!  Grilled cheese is a favorite of Americans.  The old commercials used to show this sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup.  One of my favorite "Dad" memories is Saturday lunch time food.  My Dad was no gourmet and grilled cheese, hot dogs, and tomato soup were his favorite choices.  To this day I can't possibly swallow tomato soup. He overdid that one a lot. Unfortunately for the people eating it, they didn’t create it like Ree does. This sammy is so great that the old plain grilled cheese pales in comparison.  This is a grown up sandwich that is worth the effort. I can’t imagine ever going back to the old standard. 

Today’s critics: Nicole Serpico and I shared two wonderful lunches.  Nicole said, “It was awesome!  I loved everything about it.”  My thoughts on it were that there is only one grilled cheese sammy that is even it this one’s league. That sandwich it called Lea’s Grilled Cheese and it is served at Townhouse Café in St. Charles, Illinois, Take a chance and make this delight – you will never eat the old one again!!

Trivial Triffles

         I love to treat myself to a little a.m. joy. Being a non-coffee drinker I love my McDonald’s $1.08 large Diet Coke. I figure I am saving myself a lot of money because a lot of the coffee drinkers have to pay $5.00+ for their little bit of Heaven.  Here’s to you McDonalds!

Memory Musings

         As a child I loved the Kane County Fair. One summer my sister, Kim, wanted these bronze and nickel horses.  Now they were very heavy unlike the cheap ones of today. In order to win a horse we played a pinball-like game that was a horse race. It seemed like everyone wanted to make Kim happy. I have no idea how many horses she ended up with, but I know it was a lot because she had two shelves above her bed to hold these trophies of our winnings.  After dusting those little fillies for years I was happy to see them leave. But I must admit, Kim loved them dearly and it showed how caring our neighbors were to each other. Rainbow Hills was the perfect place to grow up. A place full of laughter, teamwork, and a few arguments thrown in to spice it up but a true paradise for a kid!

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