Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week 60 Sunday (3/8/15)

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages: 40 - 41      Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins  OR

I figured out that there are 298 calories per serving,  plus the bun calories if 12 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         These little sliders are absolutely wonderful.  The Jack Daniels flavor mixed with the onions, garlic, and BBQ sauce just can’t be beat.  I love sliders because they are the right size for me.  Would I love a full burger – LORD YES, but this size is more realistic when you are counting your calories.  This one is a must.

The meat flavorings

Two lbs. of ground beef and the seasonings

Notice the thumb print that keeps
them from puffing up

Fry up the burgers in the butter

It's time to make the sauce

Fry up the onions

Add in the BBQ sauce

A few jalapenos for spice

Baste the burgers with the sauce

Trivial Triffles

Where is the Warmth?

         It has been so cold lately that the kids can’t even go outside for recess.  I keep asking everyone, “Where is the warmth?”  Well, it is finally on the way. I just googled for Aurora, IL and found out that tomorrow at noon it will be 41 degrees.  OMG!  Thank God the warmth is arriving.
         The forecast for the week is:
                  Saturday         41 degrees
                  Sunday 37 degrees
                  Monday 47 degrees
                  Tuesday 56 degrees – I may need to lay out
                  Wednesday 57 – anyone for a picnic outside?
                  Thursday 52 degrees

I am so thrilled that we are getting a little warm-up. I am not delusional, or believe that spring has arrived yet. Not here in good ole’ Illinois, but I will take this little heatwave and enjoy every minute of it.

Memory Musings

         One of the benefits of working at a drugstore in Illinois, was that it gave me retail experience. This came in handy when I needed a winter job in Panama City, Florida. I obtained a job working at Eckert Drugs. This was a southern chain that was not in the northern states at the time. I liked the job, and it solved my lack of employment until the Capt. Anderson returned to town.
         This memory came to me at school a few weeks ago when my students were writing letters and using sealing wax. They wondered where I bought the wax and seals. I explained that when I worked at Eckert’s, it went out of business. After all of the sales were over, the management told us we were going to throw out anything left in the store. They allowed the staff to take whatever we wanted. I took all of the seals and about 50 sticks of wax, as well as a lot of paper products.  I think it is funny that I have used these items during my entire teaching career, and still have about half of the wax remaining.
         What a happy memory.

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