Salisbury Steak.

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1 ½ lbs ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup cooked rice
¼ tsp black pepper
1 egg
1 ¾ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
3 cups beef broth
3 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Combine ground beef, onions, rice, black pepper and egg; divide into six equal portions. Shape each into a 1 inch thick patty. Coat a skillet with cooking oil and cook patties for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook for three minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and beef broth; cook for another ten minutes.

Return patties to the skillet, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the patties to a platter; keep warm. Combine water and cornstarch; add to broth mixture, stirring well. Bring to a boil then cook ONE minute more. Serve over patties.

The Time Capsule.

TimeCapsule I was thinking if I could make a time capsule of the 1970’s and 1980’s of when I was a child and a teen (the times I was happy) here are some of the things I’d put in it, that when I’d open it YRS later would remind me of those decades and of a happy time in my life,bringing back happy nostalgic memories:

– Something bright orange ( my fave. colour as a kid)

– Mood ring

– Beatles LP

– “Archie” comic book

– “MAD” magazine

– Corduroy bell-bottom pants

– “Jellyfish” shoes

– SeaBreeze face wash

– A Chihuahua

– 8 Track tape

– Barbie doll

– Acid washed jeans

– Banana seat bike

– Charlie’s Angels trading cards

– Platform shoes

– Disco ball

– Stretch Armstrong

– Holly Hobbie

– Slouch socks

– Beanbag chair

– Shag carpet

– Cougar boots

– Lunch box

– Tie dye T-shirt

– “Tiger Beat” magazine

– Polaroid instant camera

– Transistor radio

– Pet gerbil

– Spirograph

– Leg warmers

– Lite Brite

– Easy Bake oven

– Crayons and colouring book

– Paper dolls

– Newborn baby doll

– Cabbage Patch doll

– E.T

– Lacoste shirt

– Tennis socks

– Pop Rocks

– Atari game system

– Typewriter

– VCR

-Commodore 64 computer

– Boombox/Ghetto blaster

– Safety pins with beads on them that go on shoe laces

– Scented stickers

– Snoopy wrist watch

– TV Guide

– Rollerskates

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As well, the 18 YR old was trimming a tree and in doing so wasn’t paying attention and didn’t look where he was going and  he trampled all over my garden crushing my flowers and then threw the heavy branches on top of my other flowers,too, killing them as well and I was heartbroken(and mad it’s always MY stuff being disrespected) and he said that the sun’s “bad” for you,too(actually, you NEED vitamin D!), and believes the brainwashing you should use sunscreen and believes in the scare-tactics and fallacy of global warming,etc. and I told him not to believe everything you hear and that he’s been indoctrinated by the world and  that he believes too much of what the world tells him,( and I think the whole “wear sunscreen”  mantra is just marketing and using scare-tactics to sell their product!) and I heard cicadas “singing” in a bush as I was sitting outside, and the 10 YR old had the gall to say The Beatles were a BOY BAND ( that’s just blasphemy!) and compared them to One Direction as well and I told her they’re both just British male singers and THAT’S where the similarities END!! The Beatles are one of the greatest bands ever and listening to One Direction makes my ears bleed and I’d rather cut my ears OFF!