I woke up at 5:15 this morning with low blood sugar – 55! So I sliced up a pear and was up for 45 minutes until my blood sugar stabilized. Next thing I know its 9:15! I love sleeping in!
Last week Tony and I watched an episode of Diners and Drive-ins and this place had the most amazing biscuits and gravy, which is one of Tony’s favorite things. I am doing a dry run this weekend on making the biscuits – the trick is to freeze the butter and shred it, then return it to the freezer and adding it until just before kneading the dough – and you have to rotate the dough into itself several times to get all the fluffy layers.
But this show also kicked that biscuit and gravy sandwich up a notch by adding a piece of fried chicken breast with sharp cheddar cheese to make the biscuit, and then smothered it in the butter! I think I may need a moment.
Okay, I am back! We each got our own breakfasts, but I asked for a half order of biscuits and gravy for the table to taste it – it ended up being one split biscuit with the gravy. While the biscuit wasn’t thick, it was definitely good, and the gravy had small amounts of sausage and it was on the peppery side – basically heaven on a plate!
I love diner coffee – there is just something about it – maybe because its really fresh?
I ordered the broccoli and cheese egg white omelet. While it was good – most of the pieces of broccoli were the stem pieces, which isn’t my favorite – I ended up eating half of it. But the hash browns? I ate them all!
And since Hannah has discovered the corned beef hash, she doesn’t even want to look at the menu any more!
Kim at the Ungourmet is hosting BSI this week – watermelon! Both Hannah and Tony suggested I make a watermelon sorbet of some sorts, but I kept thinking about making a bbq sauce with watermelon! Now this works out perfectly in my head, I’ll just have to see if it works out in the end!
My idea is to puree the seedless watermelon in my food processor and reduce it, hoping to get rid of some of the liquid and almost making a watermelon glaze. My thought is to add balsamic vinegar, a touch of brown sugar, soy sauce, olive oil, dijon mustard, minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. It’s either going to be amazing or suck!
Hannah has to work later, but Tony and I are going to see Up later. We love all the Pixar movies! My next post won’t be until after dinner, but come on back for Kabob Night! Greek pork and chicken breast kabobs with tzatziki sauce, watermelon bbq chicken breast cabobs, and I almost forgot – tofu kabobs with cilantro glaze!
And we already did most of the grocery shopping and only spent $80.20! That still leaves me $45.00 for fill-ins. I’ll post my weekly menu tomorrow when I have it all figured out. See you tonight! “D