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|
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 weather.com 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.
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.