Here I am–using up the last of the boiled potatoes. I fried them in olive oil with some onions and topped them with a sausage milk gravy. I love comfort foods like this~
I started by dicing the cooked potatoes and browning them in some olive oil with some onions.
I then made the gravy using this easy recipe:
4 c. milk
1 c. milk in a shaker or jar–add 3/4 c. flour and shake until lumps disappear.
1 to 2 lbs of browned sausage–your favorite kind ( I pulled some of my frozen and browned sausage out for this)
Put the milk in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer–just below a boil–and stir in the flour and milk mixture–cook over medium heat and stir/whisk often until thickened. Add seasoning next:
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp sage–powdered
1 tsp chicken bouillion granules or one cube dissolved in a small amount of water and crushed.
1 tsp onion powder
for a little zip you can add a dash of tabasco or cayenne
Additional salt and pepper to taste–adjust this after adding the sausage.
Add the sausage into the gravy and heat through–ladle over fried potatoes to serve!!
No oven needed to heat up for biscuits in this heat wave 🙂 ~ although that sounds pretty delish!!
Have a great day!!
I saw these neat stencils on this blog http://southernhospitalityblog.com/welcome-to-the-new-century-modern-glam-master-bedroom/ and decided to give it a whirl myself. Rhoda gives a great tutorial on how to use the stencils on her blog, also. I ordered my stencil after much deliberation–I couldn’t pick my favorite one–they are all so fun! I ended up with endless moorish circles. I purchased from this website http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/. I painted two large square areas on each side and a rectangular section above the door. By the way, this was a last winter project. Here are the after pictures:
The light fixture looks gold here–but is actually a steely gray and silver.
And this is how it turned out–we found the light fixture at a local flea market. Our new home is looking more like we live here now.
These are the before pics:
Kind of beige and boring–it is much more “me” now!!
Have a wonderful day!
I made these cards yesterday using a dry embossing technique with results I never seem to tire of –it seems like the first time–every time!! 🙂 Depending on the paper, layers, and the embossing folder–the possibilities are only limited by imagination!!
For these purple ones I used the core’dinations paper with black on the front and purple on the back–after running the paper through the machine in the embossing folder you get these wonderful embossed/raised surfaces! When using this paper you can lightly sand for the second color to show through–in this case the more you sand the more purple! I made four embossed card fronts then used the scraps to punch out my greetings and the paper banner for accent and finishing touches on my cards. I attached the pieces using my tiny attacher.
These are the embossing folders I used for these cards–I embossed some of the banner pieces with the circle folder, for added texture and interest.
I used this technique on this post also–using a paper layering technique–the result is like a pressed flower look.
Emboss, Embellish, Enjoy!!
I love a good hearty sandwich and have been experimenting with making breaded burgers. I have found it is better to use the leanest meat to make them, so they turn out nice and crispy instead of soggy. Use fresh meat–not frozen for best results!
Here is the recipe:
1 lb. of ground chicken breast–shaped into 4 patties
adobo latin seasoning–or your favorite seasoning mix
1 egg–beaten well, put on a plate
1 to 2 c. bread crumbs–panko or homemade course ground
olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
Shape the patties ( I have 5 because I had a little over a pound of meat in my package) and season with desired seasoning and dip in the egg mixture…
Then dredge in the bread crumbs–I press them in so it is really coated–handle gently as the burgers are fragile at this stage–just press them back together if they fall apart.
Fry in a skillet with oil until they are golden brown and cooked through.
I had mine on a toasted roll with a honey mustard sauce–just mix mayo, mustard (I used stone ground dijon) and honey to taste and top the burgers before serving. My son eats his with ranch, which is good too 🙂
Have a delicious day!!
So, the other day I was at my local Archiver’s store and picked up this paper pack from Crate Paper: Emma’s Shoppe Collection. The colors and patterns just drew me in…I mean beautiful! Hence, a challenge to myself: I am going to see what I can create using this paper pack and some cardstock, ribbon, die cuts and stamps I already have in my craft supply. Let’s see what I can come up with!!!