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While I should be getting ready for another day at work.. possibly cleaning or preparing tonights dinner..
I am just sitting here.. relaxing and sipping my coffee.
I've been pondering about things like the upcoming school year, my oldest daughter moving out, job opportunities, house projects, Fall.. etc. My mind is constantly spinning. My job is good, although it's a bit boring sometimes, the lack of responsibility is actually awesome. I clock in and clock out.. and leave the worries to someone else. Since I started back there, I've been offered both a management job and a full time coordinator position and I've declined both. I like my 3 or 4 days a week. This week they asked me to become the paint instructor ~ if you remember, I was certified as a paint instructor at Michaels but I never did it ~ This time, I think I will. : )
I've been spending my extra time making jewelry and working on Halloween paintings..
These infinity bracelets are sooooo popular!
Soon I will list a bunch on my etsy.
And then the painting orders... I had so many from last year that I never had time to do.
I've finally finished them and now have plenty more orders to paint.
If you want one.. Just sayin, They are $30.00
Boy have we been eating good this summer... No wait, we've been doing some good eatin this summer! Fresh summer veggies, melons, grilled sausage and fish.. Everything has been delicious this season. I "found" this easy patty melt recipe one day last week while watching pioneer woman and we've had them twice already. : ) The name Patty melt sounds kind of gross, I prefer to call it a grilled cheeseburger.. and since I switched out the rye for white bread and the swiss for cheddar... isn't that what it is? One thing is for sure... they are simple and delicious!!!
In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over
medium-low heat. Throw in the sliced onions and cook slowly until the
onions are golden brown and soft, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring
In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire and some salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a separate skillet over medium
heat. Cook the patties on both sides until totally done in the middle.
Assemble the patty melts this way: Slice of bread, slice of cheese,
hamburger patty, a quarter of the cooked onions, another slice of cheese
and another slice of bread.
On a clean griddle or in a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2
tablespoons of the butter and grill the sandwiches until golden brown.
Remove the sandwiches and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the
skillet. Return the sandwiches to the skillet, flipping them to the
other side. Cook until golden brown and crisp, and until the cheese is
melted. Slice in half and serve immediately!