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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday Road Trip, Sunday Cooking!




Yesterday, we headed north, after the Friday road mob dragging trailers, boats, and what-all were all up there and off the highways! We had a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs and English muffins before heading out. I also packed us a lunch type snack- a beef, swiss, lettuce, onion, mayo, mustard wrap for my wife, and a Krakowska (Kraki), swiss, lettuce, mayo, horseradish, mustard wrap for me! Kraki, you ask? It's a Polish cold cut, kind of a highly spiced ham formed into round tubes and sliced. Reminds me of moist Pastrami if you made it from pork! Casino didn't pay big bucks, but fun anyway... We pulled off the road to eat our wraps, drink a pop, and look at the wondrous fresh water inland sea called Lake Michigan... The water was dead still Saturday, but this same lake can have 10-12 foot waves in a flash, if a front comes in! This lake measures 118 miles wide, and 307 miles long. Maximum depth 975 ft., avg. depth 279 ft. Not the biggest Great Lake, but that is alot of fresh water in one puddle!
Today, I am marinating pork tenderloin in an Asian flavor, planning to add a finishing sauce similar in flavor while it is on the charcoal grill! Corn on the cob, sauteed portobella mushroom pieces, and a devils food/white frosting cake is the menu du jour... Hope you're all having a great, long week-end!

20 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Mmmm those wraps sound delish. We're going to Krakow in October I might try me some of that sausage whilst I'm there.

Have a great weekend Buff.

doggybloggy said...

hey we are on the same page, almost, I am marinating some beef tips in a korean style marinade for tomorrows bbq....I want some of that 'kraki' I've never heard of it.

Dana said...

My view of Lake Michigan is quite different, but just as beautiful! Enjoy your holiday!

insane mama said...

Lake Michigan looks great, I have never been, and your wraps sound YUMMY!
Can I please join in your life?

buffalodickdy said...

ake- With the weak dollar, you really ought to visit the good old USA!
DogB- Korean flavor prints are my favorites- just got a new bottle of sesame oil! Why Krakowska isn't more popular nationally is a mystery to me! I have only found it in Polish neighborhood meat markets...
dana- I've seen that lake from Manitowoc, WI, Chicago,IL, and all the way up the Michigan shoreline to the Mighty Mac bridge!
insane momma- Wait until I describe tonights' sandwich- The Cuban Midnighter!

Beth said...

ya, great weekend coming my way...boring old burgers on the grill! You and Dog are KILLING me!!!

G-Man said...

Buff....
That Settles It!!!
We are related!!!
Krakowsa???
Hahahahaha...
I married into a Polish Family...
I am more Pollock than they are...Want proof?
Check out todays post...

Kowalski Krakowsa is my favorite, it comes in a black casing...

Have a great Memorial Day!...G

pinknest said...

looks like you're having a wonderful time. i've been craving some devils food cake with white icing!! funny.

Odat said...

All that food sounds wonderful! And yes I'm enjoying my long weekend! Every single day! hehe. :-)
Peace

Kayla said...

The lake looks peaceful.
We had some prime rib sandwiches today..turned out good.
Happy M Day

buffalodickdy said...

Beth- I'd trade you for that burger! My Cuban sandwich looked good, but didn't have much punch!
G-man- I eat way more Polish food than Dutch food- which is my heritage!
Pink- So good to have you back! Your pictures of France were awesome! Tell me you gained some weight...
odat- Long week-ends tease me for a real vacation...
kayla- Prime rib sammiches sound perfect- I've got the horseradish sauce...

Mike M said...

Sounds (and looks) like you had a great time!

Claudia said...

Corn on the cob, mushrooms and sunshine. Doesn't get better than that, eh?

Roger said...

I'm sorry you didn't hit it big at the casino, better luck next time.

Leighann said...

Looks yummy! Hope you had a great time!

Bina said...

Hey! I've been to Lake Michigan before! And that wind coming off that sucker was freaking COLD and strong!

I love me some pork tenderloin and soaking in asian stuff? I can't imagine how it could be better!

Tanya Kristine said...

hmm..i tried to comment and got kicked in the face. i hate that.

anyway, yo'uve inspired me to grill my veggies and grill my veggies i'll do. :)

buffalodickdy said...

mike- Relaxing time, except for the knee I somehow injured...
claudia- Fresh water is alot more common in Michigan than sunshine!
rog- I don't think anybody is winning at the Michigan casinos lately...
leighann- Pork, portobella mushrooms, cob corn, and devils food cake all hit the spot!
bina- The lake warms up about mid July.... wind off lake this time of year feels like an open refigerator door...
tanya kristine- hope your face is OK, grilled veggies should help..

Maddy said...

Yes we had a lovely weekend, but not as exciting as yours.
Cheers

Akelamalu said...

I'd love to visit the USA Buff but I'm confined to taking my holidays out of term time and the price of flights then is astronomical. It's a trip that will have to wait until I retire I'm afraid - not too long to wait though!