Last night was burger night. Whenever a nice cut of top sirloin goes on sale, I try to stock up for the freezer. I don't eat beef, but my boyfriend loves it. I have a horrible ailment where food gets stuck at the bottom of my esophagus and beef is the worst culprit. I've had that problem since I can remember as a kid, it's mostly due to stress but some foods make it worse. It's traumatic when it happens because one naturally thinks one is choking...but I always have to remind myself it's the esophagus, not the trachea...it will go down eventually...I've learned to adjust though, but my boyfriend really helps me through the panic. I made myself a chicken burger instead. Mmmmm...whenever we have "diner" style food, I always make milkshakes too, last night was strawberry :)
Have you ever bought something and completely doubted its quality? Last October I did with this meat grinder. It was on sale from $35 to $30 at one of those kitchen outlet stores. It was also on liquidation for 50% off, so I figured why not? It looked so cheap...I didn't think it would really grind meat very well. Oh my gosh was I wrong! I LOVE this thing!!! I haven't bought any ground meat, ground chicken or ground pork in nearly 6 months now. It's perfect. My last shopping day I bought a pork shoulder roast to grind up into sausage patties. This little miracle has a sausage attachment too, but I have no idea where to find casings...I'll have to do a little hunting.
This is my future Moon Garden, formerly my garden! I put everything in that tiny little space last summer because I wanted to fence it off so the dogs wouldn't get in.
Charlie found her way in anyway last fall. I'll have to do a better job of blocking it off because the Moon Flowers are toxic to animals and I don't want any curious pups eating those flowers. Plus it's right off the porch so I can enjoy seeing the blooms and colours at night from the comfort of my lounge chair. We are lucky that we have a lumber yard close by and they gave us all of these lattice boards that I turned into fences. Some of them were rotting, but we weeded out the good ones. I wonder if we'll be just as lucky this year.
It's pouring rain today, the dogs don't mind though. But I'm wondering where all this snow is going to go as it melts if the balmy weather continues! Hopefully not in our basement!