Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week 15 Wednesday (4/16/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
                           Pages  88 - 90     Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 443 calories per serving, if 8 mini hoagie servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I have had so many of these for lunch. It is just a marvelous sammy!

         This is one delicious sammy.  It is an inexpensive sammy to make because the main ingredient is cube steak.  Now, I didn’t even know what cube steak was when I read the recipe.  In the picture in the book it just look like hamburger to me. I found out that it is meat that has been fed through a mechanical tenderizer. I think that must mean that the meat is tough originally and then this machiney thing beats it or grinds it or something and it gets better,  I can tell you that it was cheap to buy, and really good on a sammy. I am becoming a big fan of Worcestershire and onions. They really make the difference in this delightful lunch. Another great lunch special.

Gabbin’ About Gratitude              

         There is nothing quite as beautiful as a sunrise or sunset in the country. Sometimes I have to remember to take a minute, and enjoy the beauty of what God has made for us. The world can be an ugly place but there is so much beauty if we just take a minute to embrace it.

A beautiful sunset on a spring evening

Memory Musings    

         Driving down the tollway, I spotted a plant called Pampas Grass.  This is a very tall grass that frequently grows along the road in a marshy area or along railroad tracks. The plant grows to about 15 feet tall and has a pretty thick stem. The plumes are at the top of the plant.

         In 1975, I worked at Grimms Pharmacy in STC. The staff had a Halloween costume contest and I wanted to enter. At that time, Big Bird was quite popular with the little kids. I decided to build a costume out of chicken wire and stick Pampas Grass in the weave as feathers. I enlisted the help of my sister, Susan, to create this masterpiece.  Susan was a great sidekick, even though we chopped down the grass late at night.
         We built it in my apartment at Fairground Crossing on Randall Road and painted the plumes yellow in the fire escape. It was amazing, If I do say so myself. I did win first place and received a check for $25.00, and my photograph was in the Chronicle. Thank Heavens no one could see my face in the costume.
         A BIG thank you to my amazing sister, Susan, for all of her help.

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