Monica

  • It’s so simple yet so good.

    I remember my mother making us fried egg sandwiches on white bread with mustard when we would go to the drive In movies. My sisters would make brown bags full of buttered […]

    • Jules replied 1 week ago

      That’s one of the all time classics. My version includes melted cheese with either pickle or brown sauce. Also, the egg has to be cooked just right so that when you bite into the sandwich the egg yolk oozes out the sides and gives you egg face!

      • Monica replied 1 week ago

        Egg face 😀 Your version sounds good….but I don’t know about the brown sauce. what is it?

        • Jules replied 1 week ago

          Brown sauce is one of those things that’s hard to describe, but I’m sure you’ve got it over there. You have tomato sauce which is red, and you have brown sauce which is brown. The taste is a lot stronger and compliments many foods depending on your taste. One popular brand over here is made by HP – or as it’s usually known as – HP Sauce.

          If you search the net for brown sauce this is what you get back regarding ingredients.

          Ingredients include a varying combination of tomatoes, molasses, dates, apples, tamarind, spices, vinegar, and sometimes raisins. The taste is either tart or sweet with a peppery taste similar to that of Worcestershire sauce.

          • Monica replied 1 week ago

            Interesting. I was going to say Brown Gravy…but brown gravy has a beef base. We have a cute little UK market down the hill…I will check to see if they have it. Its a condiment it seems. Like our Ketchup or hot sauce.

    • Sorry, have to say that I love nuts, popcorn and a lot of the other things mentioned, but fried eggs not so much, in or out of a sandwich. I may have told you before that my mother had some health issues when I was growing in, and my father would make breakfast.

      Well, he fried the bacon first, and then fried the eggs in the bacon grease at the same temperature. The result would be a black crust around the egg, and I would have a problem getting it down…so the only way I like eggs is scambled. To this day I don’t like regular fried eggs, or boiled eggs (that one I did to myself by eating about 16 full eggs with mayonise ie deviled eggs) at one sitting)

      I am weird about some foods….for example, I don’t like cheese sandwiches either, and peanut butter is ONLY eatable with crackers, never bread, With bread it is just too gummy..

      I told ya I was weird. 🙂

      • Monica replied 1 week ago

        UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
        Alright…..I can let this slide cause I can see where you’re coming from. Your poor father couldn’t cook. Nothing wrong with using the bacon grease to cook the eggs…he just used the wrong temp. My mother use to poor the bacon grease into a can and she would scoop some out for frying potatoes or she would scoop some into a hot bowl of rice. Anyhow….I have had a crispy egg or two in my life.But not from my mother….she prides herself in being able to cook eggs perfectly. And I love boiled eggs. Especially when they are soft boiled. And I also love an egg salad sandwich which is hard to find anywhere. So….what were you doing eating 16 deviled eggs in one seating? Were they really REALLY delicious? Maybe you need to try a different kind of Deviled Egg to open your mind up to them again? There was a little place here that served their Deviled Eggs with spinach mixed in and bacon bits drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
        Now…about that peanut butter issue. I get it…..which is why I usually make a really crispy toast to put it on. I maybe have toast once a month….and if I am going to have toast I like to use the country French loaf where I have to slice my own pieces. That way I can cut it thick and toast it dark. I also use natural peanut butter or almond butter that I mix with maple syrup and I add chopped pecans and walnuts. You can also throw in some raisins or Craisins. So my peanut butter is thick and has texture with a bit of flavor with the maple. So burn your toast and spread some of this peanut/almond butter on it 🙂
        I don’t know about cheese sandwiches…..its been YEARS since I had one. I usually keep crackers on hand for those times I want cheese. But I love a good crispy grilled cheese ….I can’t pass up.
        Oh…back to eggs. You said you like scrambled eggs? Well….I learned from Jacque Pepin via his cooking show how to cook the perfect scrambled eggs. You start with butter in the pan……whip the eggs add salt n pepper and pour into the pan. You keep mixing it until it is almost cooked….and you add a scoop of sour scream and take off heat. Add more salt and pepper if needed and its beautiful and creamy.

        And you are not weird…..we all just have our food quirks. Well….maybe a little weird. You hold a grudge against food. Ha!

      • Ewww! Fried egg with a crusty edge is enough to put anyone off for life. . .what am I saying – it did, didn’t it?

        Eggs cooked like that usually mean they have spent too long in a hot pan and come out all rubbery and disgusting; no cigar for anyone who cooks like that. Cooking eggs is such a simple thing but like anything in the culinary world, there is an art to it. No broad brush strokes here – only fine detail.

        • Well, to give him the perfect out, he was cooking on an old wood stove so there wasn’t much way to change the temperature. But I am fine with scrambled eggs that don’t develop a crust, especially a black crust that sort of tastes like coffee grounds. 🙂

  • Monica commented on the post, blood.veins.head. 1 week ago

    Oh why not….just one more time 😉
    Welcome to or back to Thoughts Staralfur.

  • {{{{applause}}}}
    Well said.

  • I can’t stop watching them. I envy these people who can live off the grid and grow their own food and hunt not only to survive but to make a living. I really would love a cabin way out there.

    And there are so […]

  • Monica posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    I know this feeling Dejan. I could kick myself for just rolling over and going back to sleep when I KNOW I should just wake up early. I can’t stand sleeping in late…I feel as if I missed so much sunshine. I learned to just set my alarm for 15 more minutes. So I can go back to sleep….but for only 15 minutes.

  • Welcome Back Lynn! I remember your screen name.
    It’s a slow trickle…but there is a trickle of old members popping in.
    Hope to see some of your writings.

  • Welcome Brian. Ditto what Jules said…..your expectations seem to align with the sites philosophy.
    Hope you enjoy it here.

  • Monica commented on the post, "Gentefied" 1 week, 6 days ago

    Isn’t it?!? I thought you would enjoy it. I think we all know someone like “Eric” who nothing can go right for him. No matter what they do…..it screws up someone elses plans.

  • Uh huh…I get the liking the music more so than the lyrics. I am sorry about your friend. Freddy was very vibrant.

  • I would love to watch that show. I wonder if it’s on Brit Box.
    I watched a show years ago that I absolutely enjoyed. Long Way Round….and Long Way Down …with Ewan McGregor and Charley Borman. They rode their motorbikes on these long trips …all recorded. I LOVED it. Not much about food though. But these motorcycle shows always appeal to me…[Read more]

  • THATS one thing I don’t like about these shows…..you get cravings for what they are eating.
    But I am tempted to create a list of places to stop on road trips.

  • Thats horrible. I watch “Botched” sometimes and they have a regular who comes on who completely overused black market silicon. Just so sad that people resort to that.

  • Monica commented on the post, happy birthday 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I just watched an interview with Deepok Chopra and he said something that really made sense to me.
    “The unknown is the field of all possibilities, ever fresh, ever new, always opens to the creation of new manifestations. Without any uncertainty and the unknown, life is just the stale repetition of outworn memories. You become the victim of the…[Read more]

  • This song brings back memories. I had to stop playing it because it made me cry. Not really sad tears…just made me think of my handicapped brother.
    When we were young…we would travel to South Dakota in the summer for family reunions and other things. And we had 2 station wagons and all 9 of us would pack up and drive. And in the Station…[Read more]

  • YOU ODDBALL! Maine has always been one of my TOP dream destinations. To go and rent a lighthouse for a week during the fall. I mean….I could do it since I retired and I don’t know what my hold up is. Well…now it’s Covid. But it’s on my list along with Nantucket.

  • I found this Hulu series so fun and interesting. Padma explores the history of food in America. How almost everything we eat stems from another country. I said “almost” everything because she also visits Native […]

    • Just the clip made me hungry…shame on you. 😛

      • THATS one thing I don’t like about these shows…..you get cravings for what they are eating.
        But I am tempted to create a list of places to stop on road trips.

    • I ‘eat up’ most food/cookery shows on TV – especially the shows that deal with origins of ingredients. This show looks pretty cosmopolitan in its approach. Definitely something I would watch if it ever came over here.

      We have a show over here called “The Hairy Bikers.” Two men travelling around the world on motorbikes sampling and cooking the local cuisine. They’ve literally been everywhere and are always fun to watch.

      • I would love to watch that show. I wonder if it’s on Brit Box.
        I watched a show years ago that I absolutely enjoyed. Long Way Round….and Long Way Down …with Ewan McGregor and Charley Borman. They rode their motorbikes on these long trips …all recorded. I LOVED it. Not much about food though. But these motorcycle shows always appeal to me because I wanted to get one for YEARS and travel a bit here and there.

    • Yes. . .I saw that one too.

      And again. Yes, the Hairy Bikers are on Brit Box.

  • Oh…I am pretty sure I am going to do this. My family has enough property in South Dakota. I am going to have to build a house there so I can go back and forth. Some bee farmers rent their bees out so they travel across America. I don’t think I want to rent my bees out…..and if I were to consider it they would have to be extreme organic farmers.

  • Monica commented on the post, "Gentefied" 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Ok….I watched them all and YOU especially would LOVE this show. The subtitles are not all through the show….but when they do come on you can just pause them and read them. I LOVED this show.
    The daughter in the show is a lesbian artist/artist lesbian….and some of her art projects cause chaos in the old neighborhood.
    I just know your…[Read more]

  • Oh….I always seem to get along with the weirdos 😉 If we don’t live or follow the so called “norms” of society they see us as “weird” ….and I think us weird/odd ones are so much more interesting.

  • It’s just the way my brain works. And being older…taking classes was actually fun.
    I would love to make my own honey….well I should say I would love to offer these wonderful bees a place to live in return for their honey.

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