I have a pair of work shoes that are very comfortable and only about 2 years old, but not really pretty. They look like "grandma" shoes; wide toe, thick cushy soles, you know the kind of thing a grandma that needs orthopedics would wear. I loved them, especially when I worked and have to stand all day. For some reason I replaced them. So, there they sat, on my shoe shelf, not getting worn.
I noticed them yesterday, sitting there gathering dust. I decided that I would wear them, find out what was wrong with them (I forgot they squeaked), and either fix it or get rid of them. I slipped them on, oh so comfortable, and went to work. About 20 minutes into the day they warmed up and started to squeak. Oh, that's right, they squeak. I need to get rid of these, they are driving me nuts!
It was a cold rainy day, so instead of walking outside at lunch I walked in the basement of my building. Back and forth laps with my squeaky shoe. At one point I had to adjust the lift in my shoe (I need one after my hip surgery...what was I saying about grandma's with orthopedics?) so I stopped, pulled off my shoe, adjusted the lift, put my shoe back on and kept walking. About 12 steps later something felt weird. I looked down and there was this brown something sticking out of the top of my shoe. I stopped, pulled off my shoe, and pulled out the cardboard insert that shoe manufactures put in shoes so they retain their shapes in the shoe boxes. I had been wearing those shoes for almost two years with that damn cardboard insert. I shook my head at myself, put my shoe back on and continued with my laps...the squeak stopped. It was the cardboard against the shoe when I walked.
I told my son this story on the way home from the greenhouse. He laughed at me and said I would have something to write in my blog.
"No, I have to stop telling everyone all the stupid things I do. People are going to start thinking I'm an idiot."
"No mom, anyone reading your blog already knows that."
So dinner is one area I usually don't look like an idiot. Yes, I've had my kitchen mishaps, but for the most part I end up feeding my family pretty well. We had these sandwiches for dinner that night. We have a wok grill pan and whipped them up outside. You can also cook them in the house, just cook the meat in batches so they fry and not steam in a full pan. Yes, I might be an idiot, but at least I am an idiot that can cook.
Sandra Lee Grilling
1 1/2 pounds beef top round steak
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
2 bell peppers, sliced thinly
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. onion soup mix
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. minced garlic
4 sandwich rolls
4 sliced provolone cheese
Freeze steak for 15 minutes, this makes slicing easier.
In a ziplock bag, place peppers, onion, and mushrooms.
Slice steak very thinly and place in a separate ziplock bag.
Mix together olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix and garlic powder. Pour half the marinade in each of the ziplock bags. Marinate in refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise and minced garlic. Set aside in refrigerator until needed. Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grill wok when ready to start cooking.
Remove vegetables and steak from marinades; discard extra marinades. Place vegetables in grill wok and cook for 10-15 minutes or until just tender. Remove to plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Grill steak 3-5 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Remove to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Grill sandwich rolls until insides are toasted. Spread with garlic-mayonnaise mixture. Fill rolls with steak, cheese, and vegetables. Place sandwiches on grill and cover. Cook 2-4 minutes or until cheese has melted.
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May 20, 2016 Sunrise 4:09 am Sunset 11:29 pm Temp H 62/ L 48°F