Archive | June 2013

Oh Lord It Worked!

Oh Lord….It worked!!!
I will now delete everything except my personal posts.

My work is cut out for me!





This is either going to work or mess things up royally and I will have to start over!

I exported what I think is everything from the old blog and am attempting to import it to this one.
If it works I will then have to go back in and delete everything related to Country Meadow which to me sounds easier than manually copying/pasting all personal posts here.

Will See.

Wish Me Luck.



Holy Blogs


I just added all of the blogs I currently follow.

I don’t read each one every day!!!

I didn’t want you all to think I don’t have anything better to do!

As time allows I will be adding content to this blog as it’s only a matter of time before I will have to shut the other one down!



Buffalo Cheese Fries

I’ve never had cheesy fries let alone buffalo cheesy fries and this recipe sounded good.

It didn’t disappoint!

Consensus: This one’s a keeper.


Since there are only two of us I scaled this recipe down just by winging it (ie: didn’t split measurements precisely in half)

I had no idea what buffalo wing sauce was and ended up buying hot/spicy buffalo wing sauce which ended up being fine. A little heat/flavor but didn’t burn your mouth/tongue

I didn’t have blue cheese so I used feta. Worked fine but next time I will make sure I have blue cheese

Buffalo Cheese Fries


1½ bags frozen french fries (crinkle cut or steak)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil (or canola oil would work)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
ground pepper to taste
1 cup buffalo wing sauce
1-2 tablespoons butter
1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
3 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped chives


Heat oven to 450, line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a large bowl, add frozen french fries and drizzle with oil. Add garlic salt, cayenne powder and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to stir fries until well coated with oil and seasonings.

Place seasoned fries in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes on middle rack, turning fries half way thru.

While fries are baking, use a small saucepan heat buffalo sauce and butter over low heat until warm and butter is melted.

Remove fries when crispy, turn oven to high broil and make sure you have a rack in the highest position.

Leaving potatoes on the pan, drizzle with buffalo sauce then sprinkle with cheddar cheese and blue cheese evenly over the top

Place pan of potatoes under broiler and watch closely until cheese is melted and bubbly , should only take about 2-3 minutes.

Remove, let cool just 2 minutes, then sprinkle with onions and chives.

Serve with a side of ranch dressing, and enjoy!



Southern Baked Beans

In my never ending quest for the perfect baked bean recipe I came across this one on a new blog I follow.

It’s quick, easy and relatively cheap not to mention good!

Consensus: This one’s a keeper

I couldn’t find canned navy beans so I used great northern.

Southern Baked Beans


2 (16-ounce) cans navy beans
3 strips bacon, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
½ medium sweet onion, diced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup unsulphured molasses
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup ketchup
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

For the Top of Baked Beans (optional):
2 slices bacon, halved
1 teaspoon brown sugar


Preheat oven to 325º F.

Pour navy beans into ovenproof casserole dish.

In a medium skillet, add diced bacon, onion, and garlic. Cook until bacon is crisp and onion is tender.

Remove from heat and add to navy beans.

Add Worcestershire sauce, molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and yellow mustard. Stir to combine well.

Top with bacon and sprinkle top with brown sugar.

Place in oven and bake 45 minutes.

Increase temperature to 425º F for 10 minutes to crisp bacon.

Remove from oven and allow to rest about 5 minutes before serving.