Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Christmas Story Meatloaf Dinner: Braised Sweet & Sour Cabbage



     I was in the mood for meatloaf after receiving my vintage Universal Chopper and my mind was immediately drawn to the movie "A Christmas Story" where the family is seen eating the same dinner every night, namely meatloaf, mashed potatoes and braised red cabbage.  So what better way to break in my new kitchen gadget than by recreating that dinner.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sunday Stealing: The Frankie Meme

Ah Sunday Stealing, the meme's have changed and so have the questions...

What are five things you would like to do more?
     1) Travel
     2) Exercise
     3) Write for my blog
     4&5) I can't really think of anything...


What is your quote to live by?
     "I did it my way"

What was the best thing that happened this week?
     I won an auction for a vintage Universal chopper/grinder.  Now I can start grinding my own meats to use in my recipes.

What is something you are stressed about?
     Time off... Seriously, I work for a school so I have maybe 1 week of work in December and I'm off 3 months in the Summer.

What book has influenced your life?
     I'm such a prolific reader that I can't say any one book but rather all of them as a whole and since I'm rather partial to fantasy books how much can really be applied to real life?

Share a childhood memory
     When I was 2 it was 1976 and the Bicentennial celebrations were in full swing.  Now they say you shouldn't be able to remember back that far but I do remember clear as a bell going to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and seeing the tall sailing ships that had come for the celebrations

What fictional character would you most like to be?
     That's a hard one, maybe Savitar, he's a character from the Dark Hunter novels y Sherrilyn Kenyon

What is something you are proud of?
     That through the last 5 years I've been able to keep this blog a going concern, even if I have to dust it off now and again.

What was the last thing you celebrated?
     My wife's birthday, October 8th.  I completely botched the cake due to a dead can of baking powder.

What are weird things you like?
     I like playing with old recipes and kitchen gadgets, many of my friends think I'm weird because of it.

What is your favorite song to sing?
      Anything Depeche Mode

Name three things you do well.
     1) Cook
     2) Write
     3) Listen

What are your priorities in life?
     I plan on dusting off this blog... again.  I also want to start shooting videos

What is something that scares you?
     Losing my wife

Best book you read this year?
     Styxx by Sherrlyn Kenyon

Friday, January 20, 2017

On Top of Old Meatball, All Covered With Cheese...


     Sub shops were everywhere when I was growing up in Baltimore.  Serving everything from cheesesteaks to pizza subs, cold cuts and meatball subs it was good food at great prices.  While never touted as health food it was what it's loyal customers wanted, a quick filling lunch or something to settle the stomach after a night of drinking.  I have firsthand experience with this, queasy stomach from too much alcohol?  Nothing settles things down like greasy food which makes no sense but who am I to question alchemy?

Friday, January 13, 2017

5 Years On And I'm Still Here...


     Like the song by Steve Miller Band goes, "Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin, into the future..."  and the future is now.  I never dreamed I'd have the response that I did when I first started writing this blog but all of you were there, some from the very beginning, giving me encouragement.  Now it's the 5 year anniversary of the blog and yes I've had ups and downs over the years but I still keep coming back, thinking of new things to write about.  Today is not only the 5th anniversary of the blog, it's also my birthday, so we are going to celebrate it... Vintage Style.  Thank you all for being there for me and let's raise a glass to the future.
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