This Weekend ‘s Surprise Lunch! What’s in your refrigerator?

Smoked turkey, bacon, cheese lunch

Smoked turkey, bacon, cheese lunch

Cold weather and rain doesn’t seem to let go of Central Pennsylvania and here we are, on May 15, 2016, I turned the heat on again!
We are expecting 38 degrees tonight…
Perfect weather for a HOT meal, so… Let’s see what could we put together.
The contents of our refrigerator, tells a lot about ITS owner. WHAT does mine say?
A couple of English muffins, some slices of smoked turkey and bacon from Sharp Shopper, a favorite local grocery store, some Pravelone cheese and an orange. The bread is not fresh but that’s no problem, here’s how to solve the it: sprinkle water on the bread, then a few drops of oil of your choice. I use olive oil which I flavored with fresh, chopped garlic.
On top of the prepared bread, place the smoked turkey, layer of cooked bacon and the cheese.
Bake everything for 10-15 minutes until done. WHAT does “done” mean? Since all the ingredients are already cooked, done means not burned or under cooked, or the bread will be soggy instead of crunchy and delicious.

Presentation makes food taste better and I was lucky to have an orange in my refrigerator, but the lettuce leaves were the real surprise of this improvized lunch:
A few days ago, I noticed lettuce growing in the back yard, in the middle of the lawn:)
It probably reseeded itself last year… It doesn’t matter much, except that I uprooted it and planted where it belongs but saved a few leaves for this weekend’s lunch.
That’s it for today!
WHAT does this say about me? For sure I continue to believe bacon makes everything taste better!
Please share what’s in your refrigerator?

2 thoughts on “This Weekend ‘s Surprise Lunch! What’s in your refrigerator?

  1. Mine was a little catch-as-catch can.
    I had some leftover un-cooked Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, 2 lbs of ground beef, lots of eggs, half a white onion, ketchup and stale hot dog buns.
    I broke down the 6 hot dog buns into pea-sized pieces in a large mixing bowl, mixed in the sausage and beef, used 4 or 5 eggs, and used a cheese grater to grated the white onion in. I added a generous amount of salt and pepper, and many squeezes of ketchup to the mixture. After a lot of hand squeezing, it was ready. I buttered two small glass pyrex-type dishes, and put the meatloafs in. I find that they cook through better using smaller pans. With a loaf pan, it doesn’t cook through to the inside quite as easily.
    I covered them with aluminum foil. I baked them for about an hour on 400, then bumped it down to 350, uncovered them, and let them brown on top, maybe 30-45 minutes. It may seem like a long time, but I like my meatloaf with those crispy browned edges…I added some additional ketchup to the tops about 15 minutes before they were ready to eat.
    To my surprise, they bubbled up a lot, and there was a lot of smoke in the kitchen. Next time, I will put the glass dishes on a baking sheet to save my oven from any drips!
    The presentation, well, not so pretty. But the meatloaf was moist and delicious!


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