The series of caves known as Cuevas de Nerja, above, close to the pretty seaside town of the same name was discovered by boys bunking off school in the 1950s.
Reaching for almost three miles, they are like giant subterranean cathedrals. Be warned, it can be steep inside.
RESTAURANT “EL DIABLO” (The Devil) 🍺 🍤 🥣
One of España’s most unique eating experiences has to be having your food cooked right on top of an active volcano. Restaurante el Diablo – Devil’s Restaurant – is located in the Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote and cooks its meat and vegetable dishes in the geothermal heat of the volcano.
THE SECOND LARGEST CHAIR IN THE WORLD 😮 😻
Perhaps one of the most random entries on the list is the world’s second-largest chair in the town of Lucena, near Córdoba. España briefly succeeded with this eight-storey high, over 26-metre creation, but was soon cruelly pipped to first place by an Austrian chair.
SIERRA NEVADA (SNOWED MOUNTAIN RANGE)
Drive along Europe’s highest road for snow, then head an hour south to sunbathe on the Costa del Sol.
1 1/2 cups crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (15 cookies)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
3 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 10 cookies)
Crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1. Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and up sides of ungreased 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. At low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons margarine and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in 1 cup chopped cookies. Pour into crust-lined pan.
3. Bake at 325°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until edges are set; center of cheesecake will be soft. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake sit in oven for 30 minutes or until center is set.
4. Remove cheesecake from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour or until completely cooled. Carefully remove sides of pan. Refrigerate 8 hours.
5. Just before serving, top cheesecake with whipped cream; sprinkle with crushed cookies. Store in refrigerator.
There are a variety of recipes involving different ingredients. All of them I’m sure are delicious. No matter what kind of meat and spices you use, this one has to have two things in common: moist and flavorful.
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 egg beaten
8 ounce can diced tomatoes with the juice
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
Brown Sugar Glaze:
1/3 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the ground beef, salt, pepper, onion, green peppers, egg, oats and diced tomatoes well.
You may have to use your hands, but don’t overwork the meat. Just until the ingredients are mixed in.
Form a loaf and place in a baking dish.
Mix ketchup, brown sugar and mustard together and spread over the meat.
Bake uncovered 1 hour, draining grease away twice by tipping the dish and using a spoon or holding the meat with a spatula and draining straight from the dish.
I like my Hot Bacon Dressing salad without gluten. Gluten makes me feel bloated and I try to avoid it the most I can. Although there are some ways to flush it out of your intestines fast if you happen to ingest it in some meal. But this would be the topic for another blog post. So let’s get to our homemade salad of the day:
Fry bacon til crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion to bacon fat in pan and cook 5 minutes til onion is soft. With a slotted spoon, add onion to bacon. Pour bacon fat into a measuring cup and add vegetable oil to equal 1/2 cup. Add bacon fat to cornstarch mixture and reserve. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper in a small saucepan and heat to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and cook til thickened (1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and add bacon and onion. Use while warm.