Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Blog Of B's Today, Bacon, Bueno Nachos, Beef Barley Soup, And Beeuteefull Browines!
Earlier, I posted on visiting a friend in poor health. I brought cheesecake, with a raspberry sauce, and in return gave me some bacon he found at an out of the way meat market... By looking at it, I knew this stuff was primo! Center cut, thick, smoked, and fat-to-meat ratio near perfect, we waited one day before diving into it! My wife loves a BLT, but doesn't like tomatoes on it... This is a friggin' bacon sammich with mayo and lettuce! Next night, we had "breakfast for supper" which we do occasionally- bacon again, an omlette with mushrooms and cheese in it, with a toasted bagel. She ate her bacon, and the two extra pieces I had made for the dog... Moral of story- Get not between my wife and excellent bacon! Also, I recommend saving the bacon grease after it cools- much added flavor to many dishes you might make! Refrigerate- of course!
Following night, we simply had some Nachos- as my wife's work schedule got changed again!
Today, I made a soup we enjoy, which is simple, homey, and good- Beef Barley! I use a slow cooker(crock-pot!) in the summer months for soup... long cooking times, limited heating up of the kitchen, and low energy use all good reasons to do this. I use reduced sodium beef broth, beef bullion cubes, water, garlic, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, barley, small cubes of beef(eye of round, this time!Brown it first!), chopped onions, celery, carrots, and sliced fresh mushrooms. Cooked on low for 6-7 hrs., it is simple and delicious!
I also made some out of the box Turtle brownies(with addition of more choco chips!) that we don't need, but will probably eat in two days flat!
I still have to slice the rest of the eye of round into jerky strips, marinate, and dehydrate over the next couple of days, and I also have to make tuna salad for sandwiches, and filling for melon...