Thursday, September 27, 2012

— My Alphabe-Thursday — "S" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —

"S" is for Sandwiches and Sauerkraut
in respect for Aphabe- Thursday.

Libby's is a good Sauerkraut. I eat it because I don't eat seeds anymore, per doctor's order.

Actually I like the taste of Bush's Best Bavarian Sauerkraut-Canned better but had to quit eating it because it contains dill seeds. Basically, Sauerkraut is Sauerkraut so it wasn't a big deal when I had to switch.

Above is my cheese dog with Sauerkraut and yellow mustard. This is probably my next to favorite sandwich. The other two here are close favorites and please note that each has Sauerkraut inside.
Click on the pictures to see how pretty they are.  They are equally as yummy.
On the left is a Rachel sandwich on rye bread.  The Rachel is made like a Reuben except that is has pastrami instead of corned beef and Russian dressing instead of French dressing.
The quick Rachel's ingredients are two slices of toasted rye bread, spread them with Russian dressing, place a nice layer of pastrami on one of the slices, cover with sauerkraut, a piece or more of Swiss cheese laid over the second slice of bread.  Be sure the sauerkraut is well drained, I squeezed mine a bit, so that it does not saturate the bread.  Rachel sandwiches should not have soggy bread.
Place the bread on on a plate of appropriate size and heat both slices in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  The Swiss cheese should be slightly melted, then stop heating.  Put the Swiss cheese slice over the meat and kraut piece.  If any liquid is on the plate wipe it up with a paper towel.
Cut your Rachel sandwich in two, eat and enjoy.
On the left is a Canadian bacon, microwaved egg, American cheese, and sauerkraut sandwich on rye bread that I made for breakfast.  This is pretty self explanatory, except for the microwaved egg I whipped it in a cup, placed it in a spray oiled small bread sized dish, covered it with a paper towel piece, and cooked it on high for one minute.
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For Thursday Things in a Row I had to stretch things a bit. Do two half sandwiches laying side by side count as being in a row
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I really enjoyed your responses to my Guatemala City pictures and food delivery questions last week.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. How keen are you about sauerkraut?  Do you like it on a sandwich and if you don't, might you try?  Why or why not?

Besides liking my sauerkraut on sandwiches and hot dogs I also like to eat sauerkraut as a vegetable.
2. What can you tell us about your favorite sandwiches?
My favorite is a Philly cheese steak sandwich.  I judge in part a new to me restaurant by how well their Philly cheese steak sandwich it.  In my home town the City Cafe made delicious Philly cheese steak sandwiches.  They were bought out so I ordered one to check on the new owners.  The taste was good but the quantity of filling was very low. 
For conversation I asked the cook if she made them all from scratch.  She very proudly said no, they came in a pouch that she opened to fill the roll.  I should have suggested that she put two pouches into each sandwich to make it passable.  But I was nice and said that the pouches made her work easy.

Bonus Question:  How often do you make sandwiches for a meal?
I make sandwiches at the drop of a hat.  That liking came from my midlife bachelor days.
Substitute Bonus Question:  What is your favorite "S" word?
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I posted the above for Alphabe-Thursday 'S' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her by clicking right here
My post is also for Pat's Thursday Things in a Row.
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. —My Thursday Two Questions post is for Amanda.

Rest in Peace, dear Adi

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two Shoes Tuesday #4-- "Secret" / MidWeek Blues


The Little Plant with a Secret

Once there was a little plant with small flowers. This plant was of medium size, about two feet high, and well placed in a location receiving the morning sun. It was watered every several days.

But the little plant was not happy. It did not mind having small flowers even considering how the lowly violets were loved by all. Nor did it mind having a thin stem. Seems though that the finest daisies had thin stems and much shorter leaves.

The little plant felt unappreciated and of a low class. Even though it had a prime location at the edge of a family yard no one really stopped to admire it. The owner gave it a nice old pot to be placed in and kept the weeds around it cut. But still something was not right in its social life.

Only the owner and the little plant knew the real problem. The little plant's secret was hard.

"It isn't easy being a weed."

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(highlight the area below to see a happy ending)

Then one day the owner of the garden stopped and took several pictures of the little plant. One other day he had stopped and taken pictures of the large long eared plant beside him. Now this story with its own picturue.

In a few days the little plant discovered the owner had posted its picture on his blog.

Suddenly now it mattered not that it was a weed. The little plant had been recognized. It had become published.

Josie said:  "Get ready for the next round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week I'll provide a one-word writing prompt and ask you to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic. 
The writing prompt for Tuesday, Sept. 25th will be "secret"!" 

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write.

Rest in Peace, dear Adi

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Sunday, September 23, 2012


Hermione is so aloof. Ever since she bought
that blow dryer she thinks she's hot stuff.

I know, she thinks her deluge doesn't stink.

Lets invite her to our fall hen party.

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140 Characters and spell 
checked by MicroSoft Word

µ-fiction Story Copyright

© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved
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°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 79 gives these directions: °Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.
°Word of the Week, 'deluge', and picture prompt were furnished by Grandma.
°Thanks to Pat and Jerry for this week’s photo.

Rest in Peace, dear Adi


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