Sunday, November 10, 2013

'Round these parts...

Mr. H. has been working on the barnyard.

We've been laughing at the ducklings. 

They're five weeks old now and so funny!

And we've really been enjoying the cool fall weather.

But I'm hoping the first freeze is still a ways off!

My zinnias were all completely dead and gone towards the end of September.
But, all the rain we've gotten in the past few weeks sprouted dozens of new plants
with lots and lots of blossoms!

Hope we get to enjoy lots of blooms before winter. 

A Mr. H. Request

The other day Mr. H. said to me,
"You've never made me salisbury steak."
He wanted one "just like the tv dinner, but better and homemade." ;-)
So guess what I made him? :-)
Salisbury steak.  And he loved it!

ingredients needed -

1 1/2 pounds ground beaf
1 cup milk
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
splash or two of worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon oil
2 packages McCormick brown gravy mix

to make six steaks -

Combine beef, milk, oats, onions, salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce.
Shape into six steaks.
Dredge steaks in flour, coating well.
Heat oil in skillet and brown steaks on each side.
Place steaks into a baking dish and bake, uncovered, at 400° 
for 45-60 minutes or until cooked through.
Meanwhile pour 2 cups of water into the sauce pan you browned the steaks in.
Bring water to a boil and scrape the drippings from the pan.
Add the gravy mix.
Boil for 1 minutes, stirring constantly.
Keep gravy warm until steaks are done.
Top steaks with gravy.

And serve with mashed potatoes.
Of course. :-)