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For every blog recipe I make I add three more in its place. I will never get through them all. Now the inventor of this little number needs a kiss. Sugar Cookie Bars. They are brilliant. So much faster than the individual kinds. We really liked this cookie bar. It reminded me of Christmas but in April with a happy colored icing picked out by my Little Dae. She wanted lilac colored cookies. Do you know how hard it is to get the right color of lilac in a red kitchen? We had to run it outside to make sure it was right. The only change I made was to the icing. I used cream cheese in place of the shortening and buttermilk in place of the milk.
I also made Lori’s Hamburger Patty Special which was a hit with our company. I served them with rice and pinto beans and also put out Kaiser rolls for those who wanted to eat it like a big juicy burger. I used Ro*Tel and chopped chilies and I think I will add some chopped jalapenos on the side for those who want a little more zing.
REORGANIZING THE BRK
Last week I started reorganizing Big Red Kitchen. We moved in 5 years ago and kinda just put stuff anywhere with a “Git’r Done” attitude. I think I could do a mile in my kitchen every night simply cooking dinner as things were just put willy-nilly. I am now starting to get it the way I want it. It will take some time to purge some not needed items, change shelf heights, and move the whole bloomin’ thing around. I now have all my spices in one place and can reach in there and pull something out with one hand while stirring something on the stove with the other. See those Indian spices down there in the bottom drawer? My friend Bobby is going to teach me how to cook Indian food next week. She will start with teaching me a traditional Indian breakfast.
ROAD TRIP TO NJ
Last weekend I went up to NJ to see my very dear friend Sara who used to be my roommate and was also my Maid of Honor. We had so much fun catching up until 3:30 in the morning last Saturday night. Wow I haven’t done that in years and boy did I ever feel it too! Above is a picture of the very famous Olga’s Dinner in South Jersey at the intersection of routes 70 and 73. I was shocked to see this landmark on sale. What no more Olga’s? I think every college kid has been dropped off there and picked up by their parents for years. I had even dropped Himself off there to be picked up by some Army buddies to bring him back to Bragg. It was a real popular meeting place for many. So sad.
So that is what is going on here. I will have to keep you posted about how the BRK comes out once it is all put back together. Have a great weekend.
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