Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday Ramble

Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself. 

Haniel Clark Long

Good morning, and a happy Thursday to all.   Hard to believe the week is almost over.  It just goes too fast for me.  Had a nice day at the Center yesterday.  It was quiet.  Many of the clients went on the Atlantic City trip.  I haven't gone this year, nor did I feel like going.  Last year was great.  I'd wanted to go back to the place of childhood memories, but time had moved on, and Atlantic City was so unlike the Atlantic City I remembered.  I am really not much of a gambler, so after playing for a short while, I found my way to the boardwalk where I spent most of the day.  

To be honest, I had planned on going once this year just to have one of those delicious cheeseburgers I had purchased at this fantastic little stand not to far from the casino, but the center doesn't go to that casino anymore.  Many of the casinos in Atlantic City are in financial trouble, and some are closing down. The casino they go this year has no access to the boardwalk so that pretty much make my decision for me. 

I am so looking forward to the fall.  Along with Spring, it is my favorite season.  I am also looking forward to doing some baking.  I was in Rite Aid not too long ago, and I found and purchased the 'Dump Cake' cookbook that is advertised on television.  There are some fantastic looking recipes in it that I can't wait to try.

I never buy anything from television sight unseen.  Hubby does, and then regrets it later.  He never seems to learn his lesson and still calls me in to watch commercials of items he feels I can use. He has purchased all kinds of gadgets. A couple of them have worked, like the mustache trimmer, but most weren't worth the money.  I, in turn, wait until I see them in stores and have only bought two items.  One was a chopper for $10.  It served its purpose...for awhile.  Wasn't able to hold up under the pressure.  The second was that green non-stick frying pan.  Not a good purchase for me.  Oh, I am not saying it doesn't work.  It just doesn't work for me.

Meats have gotten far too expensive here in NYC so in recent times I have been buying cheaper cuts to 'season and simmer'.  Hubby and his mom taught me to cook my meats and poultry the 'Dominican' way...

Marinate meat in seasonings of your choice. Add a small amount of oil and teaspoon of sugar in pan. Heat until sugar is brown. Add meat. Fry on both sides. Add water, bring to boil, and simmer. If water boils down, add more. Continue to simmer until tender, then allow water to boil down until it thickens. What you are left with is a very tender cut of meat and a delicious brown gravy...

The meat just doesn't turn out as well.  I have yet to try frying eggs in the pan.


  1. Yes, sometimes those TV gadgets are about as useful as the crazy crap they used to market to kids on the back of comic books, LOL! Sea monkeys, anyone?

  2. Good morning Mary......your meat recipe sounds yummy.....I usually make mine in a crock pot if I want a tender outcome...but I think I will try yours next time.

    stay well.....was nice checking in with you.



  3. I'm in the mood for baking and roasting things myself. If the weather would just cool off a bit more...