Friday, April 20, 2012

Cloudy? No Way!

How wrong can a weather website be? We have glorious sunshine, and the weather website says it is cloudy. I don't get it. My hub said something about someone in Seattle is predicting the weather here, but they are doing a lousy job. Oh, there goes the sun! And there it is again! I give up! Maybe it is partly cloudy. Anyway, the bugs are still biting. So inside I'll stay this morning.

We have to vacuum the back porch before the rain comes. Pollen and fine sand particles seem to be an inch thick out there on the screened in porch. If we plan to enjoy the porch, we need to spruce it up a bit.

Enough housekeeping! If you haven't checked out my Pinterest boards lately, I have made it easier for you by adding the Follow Me on Pinterest button on the top right of this blog. Just click, click, and enjoy. If you need an invitation to join Pinterest, just let me know.

I think I will try Memaw's Tamale Pie recipe tonight with my oven Polenta. But here is another recipe from Just Plain Cooking:

Smothered Round Steak (Memaw's)

1 large round steak
1 large onion (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Flour for coating steak
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups water

Salt and pepper steak. Cut steak into serving pieces. Pound each piece to tenderize.

Coat steak pieces with flour. Fry quickly in hot oil in a heavy skillet. Brown on both sides. Remove steaks from skillet.

Pour off all fat except about 1 tablespoon. Sauté chopped onions until golden brown. Add 3 tablespoons flour to make gravy. Let the flour brown until golden brown. Stir constantly to keep from burning. Add water, stirring well until gravy thickens.

Add meat to gravy. Cover skillet. Turn heat down to simmer.

Let cook about 1 hour or until fork tender. Add more water as needed while cooking. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Add more salt and pepper, if needed. Meat should be tender and delicious, and gravy thick and rich.

Serve over rice or with hot biscuits.

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