Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday Night Dinner 10.02.08

I’m sharing the dinner I had planned for last night. We got a last minute invite to walk through the foot beaten pathway to Granna’s. She had her little grill smoking with some hamburgers on the back deck and even if we could have resisted those… the smores to follow sealed the deal;)

Last night’s dinner plans carried over into this evening’s and they were a big hit for two families! Our oldest son, his wife and our two grand littles sat around the table with us. Pops played outside with bit one and bit two while we had micro bit crawling all over the floor inside.
After eating, we talked and looked over some things online before watching the Biden/Palin debate. Isn’t everything more pleasant when shared with loved ones?

Here was our simple meal. One main and no sides! We did drink down a pot of coffee hot from the vacuum pot after the meal was eaten!

Barbecued Hamburgers

Note right from the cookbook:
These spicy sandwiches are great favorites with men at country sales.

3 T. shortening
3 lbs. ground beef
3 large onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. salt
1 ½ T. black pepper
½ tsp. ground red pepper
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ c. flour
1 ¼ c. canned tomatoes (I used one regular 14 or so ounce can)
¾ c. Ketchup

· Melt shortening in heavy skillet. Combine ground beef, onions and garlic. Cook in skillet until lightly browned.
· Add seasonings. Stir in flour. Add tomatoes and ketchup, mixing well.
· Simmer 15-20 minutes until thickened. Spoon between split buns to make hot sandwiches.

Makes 20 servings.

Taken from: {Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook}

The big B had his requested breakfast again this morning: Scrambled cheese eggs and two pieces of toast. A glass of fresh water to wash it all down!

For lunch, we had tortillas with some heated meat from a previous cooking session, seasoned with taco seasoning. A bit of melted cheese over that and a generous spread of homemade hummus on the hot tortilla and that was all of that meal.

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