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Travels in the South

 Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South.   Last week, I gave you some appetizers from a restaurant that mom/dad visited a couple of towns over from us.  You can read about that here.  Today I wanted to share the main course with him.  Now after eating all of those wonderful appetizers, mom did the right thing.  She went for a salad.  Mom said their salads were awesome with all kinds of the goodies that she likes in them like cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, mixed greens and croutons.  Doesn’t it look fantastic?

But dad, dad went straight up southern on all of us.  He got what the restaurant has on their menu as Glynn Street Burger.  Why is it called that?  Well the restaurant is on Glynn Street of course – snorts with piggy laughter.  Makes sense huh?  But what is in a Glynn Street Burger is the question.  Let me introduce you.

The Glynn Street Burger is an 8 ounce hamburger patty topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese and -gulps- bacon.  If you need to click on the picture to make it bigger to get a better look at this magnificent burger, please do.  You will want to see all of this goodness.  Dad says it’s one of those burgers that is wet and delicious.  You will need plenty of napkins… or as mom says a hose to hose you down before you get back in the car.  This burger is messy but so worth the fight in getting it into your tummy.  If you never had a burger with pimento cheese and a fried green tomato – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.  Dad went straight up southern with this meal.   But as in the famous words of our favorite television detective, “One more thing.”  See those tater tots in the plate.  They are sweet potato tater tots.  Mom doesn’t care that much for tater tots but on this date couldn’t stay out of dad’s plate.  They were that delicious!

 

But wait a minute, mom has one more picture to share with you.  These are the outside doors of the bathrooms – too cute huh??!!

 

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Shopping Around the World

Welcome my friends to another edition of Shopping Around the World recipes!

This month we are opening the floor for you.  You can post ANYTHING (desserts, appetizers, snacks, entrees) that you want to share.  Just remember pictures and prices.  So what will you post my friends?  We can’t wait to see.

Now with mom/dad, sometimes the best thing they crave is a good old fashioned hamburger with french fries.  Doesn’t that sound yummy?  And mom does them in an unique way.  So, let me present Mom’s Hamburgers and Fries.

Ingredients:

Buns – we get a package of 8 for $1.00 = that makes each bun only 0.13 each.

Hamburger Meat – Mom gets a package of ground sirloin that costs around $6.50 a package.  Now one package will make 4 burgers = that’s only $1.63 per burger.

1 Tomato (which is optional).  We got big beef steak tomatoes on sale for $0.99 a pound.  One tomato costs us $1.28 and you only need one slice of the tomato per burger so the rest goes into a salad for the next day 🙂  So somewhere in the neighborhood of $0.21 per slice.

An egg.  Yep, you heard it.  1 egg for each burger.  Eggs costs $2.00 for a dozen = $0.17 each.

A baking potato because they are huge = $0.59 for one.

Now – the total price per Mom’s hamburger is around $2.75 – take that Mickey D’s restaurant.  I’m not posting all of the condiment prices because that can vary.

How to Prepare:

Mom works on the potato first to get it started  She cuts the potato in very thin slices and places in a bowl.  She then salts them rather well and starts her fry daddy oil.  Once the oil is hot, she drops the french fries into the oil to cook.  Depending on how brown/crispy you want your fries, depends on the cooking time.  Just watch them so they don’t burn.

During the cooking of your fries, plop your hamburger meat out into a bowl.  Season your meat – salt, pepper, anything you normally use.  Sometimes mom puts some Worcestershire sauce in it as well.  With your fingers, gently mix it together – but don’t overwork.  Once mixed, kind of flatten against the bottom of the bowl and with your hand make a cross sign – that way you are separating the meat into hopefully four even hamburger patties.  Get your pan (preferably an iron skillet because hey we are in the south-LOL) hot and add just a little bit of oil to cover the bottom.  Also during this time, turn your stove on around 300-350 degrees.

As your pan is warming up, take one section of your hamburger meat.  This is the time if you want to add cheese inside of your burger you would do it here.  What do I mean?  Well sometimes mom will cut a piece of cheddar cheese and then wrap the hamburger meat around the cheddar cheese covering it.  Just be careful after you cook it and bite into the burger because it will be H.O.T.  However you do it though, patty your hamburger out and make a small dimple in the middle.  Put aside and do the rest of your burgers.

Once the pan is hot, put the burgers in the pan to cook.  We prefer around medium but some like it more cooked – your choice.  While that is cooking, take your buns and put them on a cookie tray.  Butter them lightly and stick them in the oven to toast – be careful not to burn your buns.

Once the buns are done, take them out and put what condiments you want on your burger.  Once the burgers are done in the pan, take them off the burner and let them sit for a few minutes.  After they have rested a bit, build your burger.

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Mickey Mouse

I admit that I’m intrigued with Mickey Mouse. The little magical rodent that wears the white gloves seems to make mommy smile and therefore that makes me happy. I do admit that she goes over board at times. I’m not saying all of the time – but there have been a few times that I’ve had to second guess her decisions.  You’re probably asking yourself what I mean by that statement.  Let me show you a few examples to clarify what I mean.

A good example –

20130806-111423.jpgMommy bought stock in the Walt Disney Company.  This was definitely a great example of something good.  She bought in cheap and it has been religiously going up every since.  She even gets a dividend check every December.  The check is not much by any means but at least she’s getting a check and not paying anything out, right?

She has her stock certificate all nicely bounded and framed.  It’s hanging in her office behind her desk. A lot of people inquire about it and make comments.  No one is shocked because well it’s Disney.

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In the frame on the bottom, is a small plaque that daddy had made special.  Can you read it in the picture to the right here?  Sweet huh?

Mom also has a big thing on the Seven Dwarfs.  A little tidbit for you – mom has all Seven Dwarfs here at the Hotel Thompson.  They are about 3.5 feet tall each.

That is definitely a story for another time.  That’s my mommy – Disney crazy.  Of course, daddy just says she is keeping her stock going up in value.

Another good decision –

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Mommy went to the store one time and found Mickey Mouse shaped cheese.  Now this is awesome and I agree with it wholeheartedly.  It’s fun to eat.  I prefer to eat the ears first and work my way down.  I know – it’s sick but I like it.  One time, she also found Mickey Mouse shaped hamburger patties.  I bet that was hard for the cows to make huh?  But they were fun too, especially with the little wedges of cheese.  And when she fixed hamburgers with the beef and cheese, she cut her bread with the Mickey Mouse bread cutter.  That was a fun night for dinner.

Now, a bad decision –

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If you’ve read my blog in the past, you might have heard me mention that mommy has a tattoo.  First of all, you have to know mommy.  She is as straight-laced as they come.  When people find out she has a tat, they are amazed.  Heck, I know I was when I first saw it.  WOW mom – you went all out there huh?

I agree it’s different and does show her love towards the mouse.  Every tattoo has some meaning and hers does as well.  And it’s some place where the normal person would not see it unless mommy wanted them too.

So there you go, good decisions vs bad decisions.  I’m not saying mommy’s tattoo is a bad decision.  It was strictly up to her and I do somewhat find it fascinating.  I think it’s the brilliant colors.  Even though she has had it for years, the color is still so bright.  I was able to snap this picture the other day when she came out of the shower.  It is totally mom.  And with knowing mommy has a tattoo, snorts – there’s not much she can say when I come home with my very own tat. 🙂

Hope you had fun with my posting.  Have you ever made good decisions vs bad decisions?

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Bacon

 

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