Saturday, February 18, 2012

Riding around with "That farmer Ben"

It's not too often Ben and I get to spend time together on Saturday afternoon. He usually works, which is fine because he's happy as a clam when he's working. The man can't sit still for much longer than an hour, he's always keeping busy. Today I got to ride around with him a little which is always fun. The reason I say with" that farmer Ben" is because of my nephew Henry. One night Ben was late for dinner at mom and dad Fast's and Henry turns to me and asks" where's that farmer Ben." Oh he makes me smile.

Goodbye mustang

We sold my mustang this week. It was a bittersweet thing. Bitter because that was my first car, sweet because of the little extra money and no more insurance bill. I loved that car while I had it but it was time for something with more hauling power.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hamburger and fries

One of my favorite comfort meals is a hamburger and fries. So when I came across a recipe in my "mad hungry: feeding men and boys" cookbook (thanks mom Fast!) For fries I was sold. I took some ground beef and made my own patties with herbs and fetta cheese mixed in. Oh and you can't forget the grilled onions. Then I made fries, oh so wonderful fries. You slice up some peeled russet potatoes, throw them on a cooking sheet, sprinkle liberally with italian herbs,salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and pile on some Romano or parmesean cheese, add a little butter and bake at 400 for about 50 minutes. Yes I know, they aren't exactly heart healthy but I have to just go all the way if I'm doing fries. In the word of Rachel Ray YUMO! Ben was a fan and I have to say this cookbook is great. Loved everything i've made so far!