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 have many passions in my life, being my family number one, medical science second, then not in any particular order: traveling, cats, cars, music, cycling, movies, farming, gardening, blogging, reading, learning languages and food, I love food, it’s one of my true passions, and if there’s a special kind of food I love.
Today is a cloudy and a rainy day. It is calming and peaceful, and boy I am hungry! I have been taking care of my calories and exercising, bicycling and jogging for quite a while without a break. Today I rest and it´s time to enjoy the Food Day.
So here it is what I am planning to eat with the family during the weekend:
Food Dungeness Crab pan roasted in Chermoula Butter
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.
There are so many varieties of french fries around the world, that it would be practically impossible to show them all in one blog post. That is why I have decided to do it in several parts, being this one the first. I hope you enjoy it and your mouth gets watery.
Truffle French Fries
What’s a truffle? A truffle is a strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato, growing chiefly in broad-leaved woodland on calcareous soils. It is considered a culinary delicacy and found, especially in France, with the aid of trained dogs or pigs.
French Fries Dipped in Creamy Clam Chowder with Bacon
Vietnamese Loaded Fries with Peanuts Cilantro and Sriracha
Caesar (Cesare) Cardini Caesar was born near Lago Maggiore, Italy, in 1896; he and his brother Alex emigrated to the U.S. after World War I. The Cardini’s lived in San Diego but operated a restaurant in Tijuana to circumvent Prohibition.
Perfectionists have a lot of baggage that other people don’t, and that baggage comes from constantly striving to appear perfect.” Basically, it’s not easy being perfect; it’s heavy and exhausting.
When we live a rigid life in order to attain out-of-reach goals, we miss out on the organic rhythms that our mind and bodies might be moving to in a life less focused on perfection. Striving to be great … or good or even just okay.
Messy but lots of Fun!
Rather than perfect allows one to find their groove and excel, even if that means excelling with a messy sink or undone hair. And when you get to that point, and can find the liberating joy of imperfection? I would say that’s pretty perfect.
Messy Beautiful Hair!
Furnham says that people focused on perfection tend to have low self-esteem, noting also the presence of “guilt and its fellow travelers, shame and self-recrimination.” Admittedly it’s not clear if low self esteem feeds perfectionism or if perfectionism feeds low self esteem, but when I think of the more confident people I know, they are the ones unashamed of imperfection.
I for one stopped being so rigid in my cycling schedule. I now dress the way I feel like, colorful if I want to, no planned routes. Yes, I am a Messy Cyclist, and I LOVE IT!