Archive for February, 2012

The Count’s Monte Cristo

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

A Ha!  It is I, the Count who loves to count!

Today i am going to count how many ingredients you need to make my hometown sandwich, the Monte Cristo!

  1. One loaf of good, hearty bread
  2. Tasty mustard
  3. one half pound of fine ham, like prosciutto from Parma Sausage
  4. One half pound of rosemary pork loin from Parma Sausage
  5. Cheese—tasty, tasty cheese
  6. Eggs: 1, 2, 3, 4 eggs (ha ha ha!)
  7. Milk
  8. 1/2 tsp Paprika
  9. 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  10. 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  11. Butter

That’s eleven, eleven tasty ingredients to make my sandwich!

Now, let’s count the steps to make it:

  1. Spread the mustard on the bread
  2. Layer it with cheese, prosciutto, and pork loin
  3. Put the second piece of bread on top of the meat.
  4. Repeat for the rest of the loaf of bread
  5. Pierce the sandwich with two toothpicks to hold it together
  6. Repeat for the rest of the bread in the loaf.
  7. Heat your griddle and get it hot.  Turn your oven on to 350 F.
  8. Mix together the eggs, milk (just enough to give it the color of eggnog), paprika, basil, and nutmeg.
  9. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mix, both sides.
  10. Melt butter on your hot griddle.  Cook the sandwiches in the butter.
  11. Flip when the first side is golden brown.
  12. When the second side is golden brown, transfer it to a pan in your oven and let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Twelve, twelve tasty steps to make my sandwiches (ha, ha, ha, ha).  That remindss me of a song that I know: 1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10, 11 12–da dee da da do do….

If I Were a Twit

Friday, February 10th, 2012

  • I don’t understand why people #twit.  Why does anyone want to be indefinitely bombarded by texts from some schmuck’s unfiltered thoughtstrea
  • M?
  • Strawberry pancakes with June’s finest frozen at the height of freshness, chopped into small bits and folded gently into the batter
  • When I was a kid, I thought salt always had to go on before pepper ‘cause that’s the order we say ‘em in.  Same with oil and vinegar
  • Brewed my own beer at Copper Kettle, beer + labels + bottles=210; reusing the bottles would drop it down to 160.  5 cases: 12 x 22 oz
  • Happiest with the bagels from Mediterra, but the Bagel Factory is a close 2nd-as in much closer to my house!
  • Who’s the bigger twit?-me for writing this crap or you for reading it?
  • Knife skills for a 1.5 year old: holding together two wooden “bread slices” or “egg halves” for Angstrom to slice apart.  He says “slice”!
  • Check it out! Southern Discomfort:
  • Best Twit ever: Roald Dahl…
  • Had some fantastic borscht the other day… included the beet greens and then had dill and vinegar as finishing touches.  Delicious!
  • Secret to great home fries: start the potatoes off first in a very hot cast iron pan and let them brown before adding the onions.
  • Aurora got me a grow-your-own oyster mushroom kit. 7 days in & I see them growing! When they’re done, I think I’ll make an omelet.