Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This, That, and the Other

Good morning all.  Hope you had a great long weekend with family and friends.
This morning I am going to ramble a bit in between doing laundry and filling up the dehydrator racks!

I thought I'd share the recipe for the sandwich spread I made this weekend.  That stuff runs about $4 a pound at the deli's around here.  I made it much cheaper - of course I got my bologna cheap.  You can make this with any cheaper lunchmeat.

1 lb. bologna or lunchmeat of choice
1/4 C relish
1/2 C mayonnaise (can add more to taste)

Grind up your lunchmeat (I used the Ninja) and then mix in relish and mayo.  Easy peasy!

This was two pounds of meat ground.

This is the bologna chunks I bought on clearance.  One went into the freezer to make sandwich spread at a later date.  It sure does make for tasty sandwiches at lunch, breakfast, or even a quick dinner.

I made jalapenos poppers this week too.  I posted in Sunday's comments how I did them - but in case you didn't read the comments - here we go!

I made approximately 2 lbs. of peppers worth.
1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
2-3 big dollops of sour cream
seasoning (I used garlic)
I added a couple tablespoons shredded cheese (your fav flavor)

I cut the ends off the larger peppers and cut the membranes and seeds out.  Filled with cheese stuffing.  I cut some in half and added the filling.  I then rolled in egg wash and coated with flour/Panko mix.  Baked at 400* for approx. 25 minutes.
I did several and placed on a cookie sheet in the freezer and froze, then bagged for future dinners.
My filling was sort of derived from the zucchini boat recipe.

This is an 8 x 8 pan.  I placed a fork in there so you can see just 'how large' these peppers were!  Close to 4" long each!  YUM - and they weren't even hot!

I started doing a little bit of fall decorating yesterday as well.  My decorations are pretty generic for fall, so I can usually leave most out till Thanksgiving.  I will put a few odds and ends out for Halloween a little later.

This was just made from this and that.  A basket that I got last year when buying fruit, a country napkin, mason jars and a decoration I have had for years.

My front door wreath.  I have had this for years and last fall I added a bunch of new flowers (I had on hand) to improve it a bit.  (My security door gets a paint job this fall! - YIKES)

What are you doing to start your week?
Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!


  1. I use my Mom's old meat grinder but it is in storage at this time. I don't have a ninja. I just mentioned to Bob this week I missed it. I use to grind up cooked chicken or left over roast in it for sandwiches. Nancy

    1. Nothing like homemade ham or chicken salad too. We love it. I only have a Ninja because I was gifted it! They LOVE us!!!!! LOL

      I have an old time grinder as well, but this was so fast.

  2. Hi Cheryl, I used to make a very similar spread with turkey ham that I got on sale. Strange that it is getting harder and harder to find turkey ham now in these parts. Your poppers look delicious! I need to start decorating here as well but may hold off for another few weeks. I am afraid that Rufus AKA Doofy, will destroy them if I am not here to supervise most of the time. ;)

    1. I here you on the decorations getting destroyed. I don't put out much that the cats can get too - they like to lay with things. Actually Coogy is about the only one that gets things.

      I remember buying turkey ham too. haven't seen that in ages.

  3. I grew up calling the sandwich spread made with bologna "ham salad", even though there was no ham in it. We added boiled eggs to the ingredients.