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Grilled Cheese Club

19 Dec

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My dog loves grilled cheese.

Today I made her a grilled cheese club because I wanted to use up my old bread.

Plain, simple food that we forget to make.

Three slices of bread

Four slices of American cheese

Butter for both sides of the bread

Assemble everything

Butter the bread, 2 slices of cheese, bread, two slices of cheese, bread with butter on top The hardest thing is to be patient.

Cook it on a medium low heat and wait. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes

You want that perfect golden brown with the cheese starting to melt.

Flip it over and do the same.

By this time my house smells of melting butter and I am salivating.

Remember, this is for the dog.

Take it out of the pan and cut it into small pieces but you can have one bite and quickly put it in the dog dish so you won’t be tempted to have another.

Watch your dog enjoy it and walk out of the kitchen to your treadmill.

What a morning.

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The Bachelor Meal

7 Dec

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I did not cook this but my son did.

Hopefully he used serving plates but he put together a great meal.

Rib eye steaks grilled on his green egg at 700 degrees

Blue cheese salad

Crispy small potatoes baked in bacon fat and drizzled with balsamic dressing

Pasta with tomatoes, garlic and mozzarella

Apple crostata with vanilla ice cream

Brownies

Appetizers were cheese nachos, sausage calzones and tomato pizza.

Very impressive.

 

Hamburgers

22 Jun

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My sister was at my house and I started to make hamburgers.

In ten minutes I had finished making ten pounds of ground beef into hamburger patties.

She was amazed that it took so little time.

Well I have been making patties for years and for a family of eight so I had to figure out how to do things quickly.

Take your five pound package of 90% ground beef and cut it into 15 pieces. Each patty will be 1/3 of a pound.

Put each piece of meat into a zip lock sandwich bag.

Wash your hands.

You don’t have to touch the meat again because you form the meat threw the bag.

Flatten the meat in the baggie and make into a round patty.

Take all the air out of the bag and seal it closed.

Put an indentation in the middle of each patty so the meat will cook evenly.

Thats it.

They stack in the freezer so well and all this for ten minutes work.

I season them with salt and pepper before I cook them.

Porkchop Sandwich

13 Apr

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I am trying not to eat processed food except for my addiction for hot dogs.

So this afternoon I decided to cook the lone pork chop that kept falling out of my freezer.

One  bone in pork chop

1/2 half sliced onion

2 tablespoons oil

One roll

Two tablespoons tzatziki sauce

3 sweet pickles

One tablespoon Sriracha sauce

Put the oil in a non stick frying pan

Add the oil and heat till warm

Add the onion

Season the pork with salt and pepper

Push the onions to the side and place the pork in the middle

Cook till the blood comes to the top of the chop and then turn over

Cook for another three to five minutes till done

Let it sit off the heat for ten minutes

Take the roll and slice it in half

Put the tsatziki sauce on one side of the bread and the onions on the other side

Cut the meat off the bone and place on the bread

The pickles are on the side with the hot sauce.

Eating  the meat off the bone is the best.

I wish another pork chop would fall out of my freezer

Hot Dog

14 Mar

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Okay I caved.

Since I ate healthy yesterday and mentioned a hot dog I had to have one today.

Boiled or steamed hot dogs are my favorite

Grilled is so good too but a good boiled hot dog can’t be beat.

Put one hot dog in a pot of water and bring to a boil for about five minutes

Heat up 1/2 cup sauerkraut till it is hot

Take a mushy hot dog roll and put some deli mustard on the bottom followed with the hot dog, sauerkraut and more mustard.

Take two napkins and enjoy

I grew up in New York and I never sat down and ate a hot dog because the street carts had the best DOGS.

 

Winter Grilled Burger

8 Mar

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Nothing is better than a grilled burger in the winter.

I think it is so good because I am so cold when I come back into the house.

One great potato bun

Lettuce and spinach

Ketchup

Grilled red onion

One grilled hamburger

One slice of cheese

Put everything together

Add a pickle and enjoy

Make two just in case you want to overindulge.

Royal Grilled Pork Salad

24 Feb

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My sons, my sons, my wonderful sons.

Again I was treated like a queen.

I went to my son Andrews house and he had supper all ready for me.

He marinated a boneless pork loin.

Grilled it to medium.

Let it sit and then sliced it.

He put the hot meat over a cold salad that was dressed with lemon garlic dressing.

He also added feta cheese.

Just to spice it up Andrew put some hot sauce on his salad.

Mine was plain.

OMG it was so delicious.

Andrew used a marinade of garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mint and rosemary.

You can use whatever marinade you like and whatever dressing is your favorite

I am still flying high from being pampered

Just call me Queen Chris.