Monday, November 5, 2007

Time Marchs On

Met my goal for today. Trees are purchased and arrangements made for landscaper to install. Didn't get trees planned - I got side tracked - for various reasons I chose a Japanese Maple (red), a Chaste Tree, and a Willow Oak. The oak is about 12-15 feet tall. Enough about gardening.

Summer: My basic way of cooking cube steak. I use Lowery's Seasoned Pepper, very little or no salt, and light coat of flour. After seasoning hold steaks in fridge for approx 1 hour and pan fry on med low heat in a 'stick-free' pan with just a bit of olive oil. Not fancy or hard to do. Sometimes I add other seasoning depending on the meal. Another way is to pan fry without the flour and mix equal parts of white vinegar, brown sugar, and ketchup (red pepper, etc, for heat to taste) and add the mixture to the pan after steaks are done then cook to blend and thicken. Use as sauce over steaks. Skip potatoes and gravy. The steaks are also great to use in beef stroganoff (just cut into bite size pieces). These little jewels make for quick and easy meals. Just my style.

Now I've gardened and cooked - both of which I enjoy - I need to sit down and clear my mind for the next chore. I need to make a list and prioritize it. There are clothes, furniture, and various stuff to either sell or donate. The house is bursting at the seams and it makes me irritable. Enough said about that, too.

I'm beginning to see some of my winter birds return. Harry says that I've created a year round welfare program for birds. I may have but I love it and won't let them be hungry. Water's not an issue because there is a creek very close by and they can drink and bathe there.

All's well in my world and I wish the same for everyone else. Until the next best to you all.


Summer said...

Thanks for your recipe! It's close to mine. I do dread making it because of the mess it makes on the stove and I hate clean up time.

Have a great day today!

SOUL said...

i'm with to cook...hate to clean.
you knew that already tho.

CRUSTY MOM-E said...

welfare for birds!! HAHAHAH!!! That's cute too bad you can't include that as a tax exemption!