Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time is just getting away??

Well time has just gotten away from me!!
Our weather has turned crazy?? It's cold & I don't like it!! Like right now is 39 & supposed to get up to 78. Tell me that's not crazy!

I'm feeling much better just a cold & it's settling in my chest. Coughing has got to stop! LOL

I went on Saturday to my friend Joker's, than went next door to the salon & boy the drama over there!! 3 of the girls left?? So there's only 2 in there now she's looking for a few more to replace the 3. Than I went to the store where I had my totes on commission & picked them up. I was reading the paper I got from them & there's no date on mine & for the life of me I can't remember when I took them?? I should look & see if I blogged about it??! But you only get 30 days than you can renew or take them out. Or they do whatever they want with them? So crazy & I panicked that they were going to do whatever!! LOL Than I found a hardware store over that way & got the fuse for the garage!! Yippiee I have power in the outlets again!! Than I had bought 2 family packs of chicken thighs so I browned them up in the dutch oven, than baked them. Froze some, ate some & going to make something with them tonight for dinner. We had leftover roast & veggies last night. I have this thing where if I make gravy & there's a five gallon bucket of it it's icky. But if there's a cup of it it's really good???
So of course there was a cup of gravy from the roast. So I googled made from scratch gravy & I found this one & it's really good!! Only next time I will cut it in half, I didn't really need 8 servings!! Oh well you live & you learn!

Basic all american brown gravy
Makes 8 Portions of Brown Gravy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 quart cold beef broth (as high-quality as possible!)
salt and black pepper to taste
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, until the mixture is golden-brown and smells like cooked pie crust. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in a cup of the cold beef broth, and then add the rest of the ingredients, except the salt and pepper.

Bring to a simmer, whisking, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.

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Pat said...

I don't blame you for getting the totes out of there! Wonder what is going on at that salon that 3 workers would quit?

DDpie said...

you must be feeling better, I see you're running a muck again LOL So true about the gravy, you crack me up. This recipe looks good too.

Unknown said...

glad you're feeling better. That cough is what drives me nuts! Still hacking...over a month later...ugh.

Your gravy sounds great. I made something very similar for salsbury steak the other night...although hubby had thought I had served him meatloaf? LOL