Posts Tagged ‘sandwiches’

Strawberry Bed and NASCAR

April 26, 2009

Another busy Sunday.  Got my strawberries this week in the mail and knew that I had to get them planted.  So…here we go.  With the help of DeeJaye and kids we got it done and the other three raised beds laid out.


Girlie is getting the hang of the 4 wheeler even with the trailer on behind.  Lots of top soil hauled.


Lots of digger links drove and “Eeeeeeeeeewwe.  That looks like a hairball”


But the rings are built, and baby strawberries have had a good drink and covered under their straw blanket for the night.  It has been freezing or below the last few nights, so they are covered rather well.


Of course we did alot of sneaking in the house to catch a few laps at Talladega.  And even though my driver ended up finishing 23rd, he is still 4th in the standings.  We decided to have a race dinner.


Boil the brats in beer until almost done, grill on the BBQ till brown and almost split.  Add bun and whatever else you want and enjoy.



My New Favorite Sammich

March 24, 2009



Now how is that for a sandwich….better known as a sammich around here.  Chicken salad, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese(preferably Loletta Cheese), all grilled on sour dough.  YUMMY


cooked chicken, shredded or chopped

chopped celery

chopped or slivered almonds

equal amounts mayo and sour cream

dill, salt pepper to taste

The amounts depend on how much chicken you start out with.  You can make it as dry or moist as you like it, but do make it and enjoy.

Sloppy Joes

March 9, 2009

No….I am not an over achiever.  Granddaughter #1 and I had craving for Sloppy Joes and with no Manwhich in the pantry, what else do you do????

Sloppy Joes Homemade

1 lb lean ground beef

1 lb ground turkey

1 medium onion, finely diced, about a cup

1 large chopped pepper (green, red ,yellow,orange) about 1 1/2 cups

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 clove chopped garlic

3  8oz cans tomato paste

2 tbsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp white vinegar

Brown beef and onion then add turkey and peppers.  After turkey is cooked add chili powder and stir to coat meat.  Then add remaining ingredients and simmer for about and hour.  Serve on hamburger buns or favorite rolls.


French Dip and Widgets

February 9, 2009




4-5 lbs beef roast  (I used top round, marked down bin)

1 can Campbells double strength beef broth

1 can water

1 tbsp Penseys beef soup base

1 pckg onion soup mix

1 can Guinness beer

1 tbsp of chopped garlic

Throw it all in the slowcooker (better known as the crockpot) and cook until meat is fall apart done.  I have started with a thawed and a frozen roast and found no difference.  I did try Coor Light beer, but the Guinness is much better.  Take roast out of pot and shred then return to pot and add a box of beef broth.  Cook for another hour or so. 


 Now this was a hit with from MIL to grandkids.  Definately a keeper.  Thanks, Shoy for the heads up on the recipe and a starting spot. 

When I bought the Guinness for the recipe,  it made me think of a story my Honey told me.  On his last contract in Iraq, he work with some Brits.  One night they took him to the mess and they can have beer there.  He had a couple and told me that Guinness Draught had a little ball in it that was called a widget and it sure made a good looking head on the beer when your poured it.  I thought…yeah right…just how many of those did you have?   I bought a four pack and when I put them in the cart at the grocery store, they did rattle.   The next day while we were IMing,  I told hm about them.  The side of the can even says….”Hear Something?-That’s the Guinness Floating Widget Deliverying You the Great Taste of Guiness Draught.”  He said pour one and see how pretty it looks.  Me…pour a beer…oh twist my arm.img_08801










Looks wonderful, huh??  Tasted that way too.  Oh me of little faith. img_0882