Thursday, August 21, 2014

Week 32 Thursday (8/21/14)

Recipe Review              
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Chicken Fried Cube Steak
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
                           Pages  142 - 145     Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 386 calories per serving, if 12 (3 oz.) servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

The gravy is just beginning to ooze down the sides.

         This is my first experience with chicken fried steak. I loved the spiciness of this dish. The gravy was amazing and I loved the black and cayenne peppers.  This is one of those dishes I will remember.  I took some over to Nicole and Gianna. They liked it but said it needed more salt. Unfortunately, Ree said to add a generous amount of salt and pepper and I did not use nearly enough. They tasted it before I did so when I went home, I put extra salt on the other portions before I ate one and froze the rest.  This is a new dinner for me.  I was so full for hours.

Random Reflections - The Glorious Garden

         Miscanthus is an amazing grass. This one is usually just called “porcupine grass.” It is a very tall grass at 70 – 94 inches or over 7 feet. It has a width spread of 31 – 25 inches according to the tag. It can be planted in full sun or partial share. The soil can be normal/sandy/clay, which makes it easy to grow in this area. The plumes occur in the early to mid fall. They are a showy pink color. I love this hearty grass and the stripes make it stand out.

Irksome Ideas and Images

         I cannot believe how dependent I have become on the internet. For the past two weeks, I have had trouble getting on line to publish this blog. There were days that it took me until 6:00 p.m. to publish the blog.  Internet that doesn’t consistently work is extremely irksome. I finally called the company who sent a repairman that removed two boxes from the basement and put in a one new one. Supposedly, the one takes the place of the two. Since his visit, I can get online at any time of the day or night. Yeah!

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