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The Old Guy … Excerpt: Journal Entry #15 …

Excerpt: Journal Entry July 19 2019: The Wayward Coffee Mug …

No breakfast this morning. I did retrieve my travel coffee cup from the Church Lady. She had gotten it for me at church Wednesday night after choir practice. I left it at church Sunday morning continuing a long standing tradition of leaving my stuff nearly everywhere but where it belongs. One week, I lost two excellent bent wood canes and a three-footed cane that could stand straight up by itself. No telling where it’s standing today.

My travel cup took a ride on top of the car one mornin’ and managed not to fall off. It spent a month at a veterinarians office in Winsor without complaint or incident. I was exceptionally happy it waited so patiently for me. The church office stay was one of two other separate events. Twice, I left it on top of gas pumps and had to turn around and go back. One of those return trips to Liberty Kentucky also included retrieving the three-footed stand up cane next to the gas pump. I think I got to it before the sure footed critter made a break for the McD’s just down the street.

The poor travel cup looks worn, tattered, and dented, but it doesn’t leak, and keeps my coffee hot for a lonnnnng time. I’ve tried to replace it with one that afforded me the luxury of a handle, but that proved fruitless. I now use that one to collect my loose change. All-in-all it is good to have my travel mug home, full of hot coffee and resting comfortably on the table next to my recliner, outside in the swing or in the SUV accompanying me on a possible photographic adventure.

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The Old Guy … Excerpt: Journal Entry #14 …

Excerpt: Journal Entry September 18 2019: Frozen Dinner …

No lunch today except for a few chips. Laid out a Bow-tie Pasta Dinner, but I don’t know if it will thaw out before tomorrow. It is solid as a rock and I guess on that point it could be considered a duel purpose inanimate object with possible deadly attributes. It is out on the porch with me and could, as I said, be used as a defensive weapon should I be in intimate danger of receiving bodily injury or receiving possible reciprocal modifications to my personage for deeds performed real or imagined. Yes I can see it, the Acme Home Defense Kit #4, The Frozen Bow-Tie Dinner with Real Imitation Aluminum container and Easy Grip Molded Form For Burgeoning or Throwing Accuracy.

Note: Guaranteed not to leave fingerprints or shell casings if thrown away properly and in a timely manner. When thawed heat at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or to taste.

If that thing doesn’t thaw out I may have to eat a Lunch Number Four for dinner.

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The Old Guy … Excerpt: Journal Entry #13 …

Excerpt: Journal Entry August 2 2019: A Different Challenge …

Put on some ribs to bake this morning. My last package in the freezer. Wrapping them in aluminum foil should have not been a difficult task. But, my once used almost new roll of aluminum foil jumped out of the box and rolled across the floor. It unraveled like a roll of toilet paper. It didn’t take long to realize that returning the foil to the fiberboard roll and then to the box wasn’t going to happen. Even rolling it back on the spool was like herding cats. So … the shiny crumpled roll of still usable aluminum foil now resides in the drawer less the packaging. I’ll have to use scissors from now on to cut off the required cooking lengths.

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The Old Guy … Excerpt: Journal Entry #12 …

Excerpt: Journal Entry July 27 2019: Baking Pork Pot Pies …

Started the ingredients cooking for my version of Pork Pie. I am very interested how this first version will turn out. I cubed Pork Tenderloin and slow cooked it in Dark Brown Gravy. In that I added Green Peas & Carrots with Pearl Onions and some Diced Celery. It should be good. As it turned out I froze one Pork Pie and ate the last one. A single pie was almost too much.
Excerpt: Journal Entry July 28 2019: Baking Chicken Pot Pies …

Went to church this morning and straight home afterwards. Started my Chicken Pot Pies which I have decided to freeze. The Pork Pot Pie I made and had for dinner last night filled me up … I was nearly miserable I was so full. So I have a frozen Pork Pie and two Chicken Pies. They turned out to be not quite cost effective. Debatable if I will make them again any time soon.

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Noodles & Shrimp …

Dinner Is Served

Simple menu with Rice Noodles cooked in boiling Onion soup. Don’t over cook the delicate noodles or they will become soft and fall apart. A little under cooked works well because the noodles will continue to cook in the serving bowl while the rest of the dish is being put together..

I used Jumbo Raw Shrimp instead of precooked Shrimp because I wanted to carefully cook the delectable morsels. Overcooked seafood is not good. The Shrimp were thawed in cold water, carefully pealed and then cooked in a combination of fresh minced Garlic and real Butter. Additional seasoning should be added as required for personal preferences.

Plated … This dinner was better than it looks. Prepared easily and in a timely manner this recipe is a keeper and can be modified to accommodate Chicken, Pork. or Veggies. The Onion Soup has a nice presence and works so much better than Chicken stock. As an added hint, the bundle of Rice Noodles should be broken in half. Shorter noodles to make eating this dish easier.

 

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Relaxing Lunch …

Relaxing Lunch

Side salad fixin’s. Fresh Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, Sweet Onion, Radishes, and Celery were chopped into a medium salad. Salt, boiled Egg Wedges, and Lite Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing were added last.

An Onion Bun was buttered and pan toasted. The warm bun was given a covering of Miracle Whip, Swiss Cheese and Fresh Lettuce.

Layers of thin Ham are then added along with Bread & Butter Chips and Tomato slices.

Plated. A round toothpick with an Olive on top kept the divided sandwich sections from falling apart. A perfect combination of side salad and Ham & Cheese sandwich made for a nice relaxing lunch.

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Pork Steak w/Gravy & Sweet Potatoes …

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Peeled and quartered Sweet Potatoes are slow boiled until tender. They are then transferred into a baking dish for final oven cooking.

The sow boiled Sweet Potatoes are covered with Cinnamon Sugar and butter and baked for two hours at three hundred fifty degrees. I reduced the heat to two hundred fifty degrees an hour before serving. This kept the dish at a good serving temperature.

A nice cut of Pork Steak is flour dusted and pan fried. Length of cooking time depends on thickness.

Assembly … Fresh Sweet Corn buttered w/salt & pepper w/Buttered Slow Baked Sweet Potatoes

With or Without Gravy. Pan Fried Pork Steak is hard to turn down.

Plated the way I like it. Pan Fried Pork Steak w/Homemade Gravy, Baked Sweet Potatoes w/Real Butter and Cinnamon Sugar and Fresh Corn-on-the-cob.

Words don’t due justice to how good this meal tastes. Tender Pork Steak and Sweet Potatoes work together splendidly. The Sweet Corn was tender and memorable. All-in-All a grand meal soon to be repeated.

 

 

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