MEN in the kitchen are just plain SEXY...
"i'm too sexy for my shirt..too sexy for my shirt..."
Well, they are !
Now, MR. SWEET is a mighty fine cook and
at 78, he may not be considered SEXY...
but he's so enduring and
so stinkin' sweet......
We are always on a budget, it seems...
and have to make our dollars streeeetch.......
even in the kitchen.
Veggies for our favorite...
UMMMMMM! We love 'em...
He makes these for us all the time
using Sirloin steak...
Our meat market puts meats into a clearance bin
after they need to go "off the shelf" and sell them for a really hefty DISCOUNT...
you have to get there at just the right time or the meat is totally GONE in a very short time.
MR. SWEET knows just when to go
and he comes home with such good good meats.
We freeze them if we aren't going to be cooking them or eating them in the next day or so..
This photo is from Sept. '10
All packaged up in freezer bags, ready for our freezer...
so so much cheaper than buying them already put together...
plus we love picking out our own veggies for them.
I know we aren't going to have snow up to our roofs,
and that the grocery store is only 10 blocks....
but the OLD FASHIONED feeling of having our pantry stocked
and our freezer full
makes the both of us feel sooo good.
When I was a little girl, a looooong time ago,
my mother always had her cabinets stocked with canned goods
lots of flour, bacon and we always had milk.
She was always afraid we would have a big snow storm and she would run out of food.
(she told me about a time when SHE was a little girl and they ran out of food...)
One time, we DID have a huge snow...
36 inches of snow !!
We couldn't get our car out of the garage...so going to the store was OUT.
but because she always kept a good stock of groceries,
we did just fine !!!
I was a senior that year (1956) and several of my girlfriends
walked to my house, got me and we walked into town...
to the local drug store...
with a SODA FOUNTAIN..and a Juke box. SOOO fun!
Come the first COLD, WINTRY, SNOW-BLOWING night,
I'll grill some PORK CHOPS,(yes, we have several packages of them, too)
make an iron skillet full of homemade biscuits,
a pan of creamed gravy and get out a jar of our STRAWBERRY freezer jam
and we are going to be doing the HAPPY DANCE...
UH HU ....we surely will..
Another way we stretch our dollars..
...making a new dish out of leftovers...
The leftover mashed potatoes, egg, cheese, peppers and onions
makes a delicious
Fried TASTE best...OF COURSE !
but oven baked is pretty good, too.
You can add anything you want to this delicious treat...
There they are, in the middle...
I added bacon bits and sharp cheddar cheese to these and they were so good.
That luscious looking thing in the lower left corner...
A cup of DUNKIN DONUTS coffee with a LARGE spoonful of
COFFEE ICE CREAM...
OH HONEY !
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