RIP old ass washer and dryer! I got them from my sister Candy back in 2004, when I moved into my 2nd home. I left my 1st washer and dry set at my first house. The buyer asked if they came with the house, and I said they can. And that sealed the deal.
They are still working okay after 16 years, but it seems as though my clothes are not 100% clean. So it is time to move up to bigger and better things.
I will admit it is a bit stressful trying to pick out a replacement set. I am comparing prices with Best Buy, Lowes, Nebraska Furniture, Sears and Wayfair. I am trying to get a set that is $200 less than my refund, to allow for taxes. After all, buying a washer and dryer set only comes around every 10 years of so, unless you have buckets of money to upgrade, which I do not.
I wish I could get some fancy features, like the Smart Wi-Fi models they have now. And I have always LOVED the Red Washer and Dryer set. Not that having the color Red, would make the clothes cleaner, it just tickles my fancy. I probably will end up with the cheap white set again, but at the very least, I am going to get Front Loading, instead of Top Loading.
I have one week to pick out a set. And hopefully I will make my decision in enough time to have it installed on my day off, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Wish me luck.
- Rye Bread, recommended: Farm to Market Bread Co., 2 slices per sandwich
- Ground Beef 80/20, 1 lb.
- Limberger Cheese, recommended: Champignon German, 2 oz per sandwich
- Red onion, 1 (thin) slice per sandwich
- Soy Sauce, 1 teaspoon
- Liquid Smoke Mesquite, recommended: Wright’s, 1 cap or less
- Worcestershire Sauce, 1 teaspoon
- Granulated Garlic, recommended: HyVee, ¼ teaspoon
- Chicago Steak seasoning, recommended: Weber, ¼ teaspoon
- Granulated Beef Flavor Bouillon, recommended: Knorr, ¼ teaspoon
- Mushroom Rub Porcini, recommended: Manitou, ¼ teaspoon
- Truffle Zest, recommended: Sabatino, ¼ teaspoon
- Balsamic Vinegar, 1 teaspoon
- Bacon, 1 slice per burger
- Butter, 1 teaspoon, divided
- Mayonnaise, recommended: Hellmann’s, ½ to 1 teaspoon per patty, to your liking
- Sliced Dill Pickles, about 1 to 2 per patty
- Mustard, German/Organic, recommended: 365 Everyday Value, as needed
- Parchment Sheets, Pop-up, recommended: Reynolds Kitchens, 3 (for easy clean up)
- Freeze Limberger Cheese 20 to 30 minutes before cook time.
- Divide into the Ground Beef into 4 patties, using the Parchment Sheets to shape and flatten. Make sure the patties are room temperature. Polk holes in the patties with a fork.
- Mix the Liquid Smoke, Soy Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar and Worcestershire Sauce, then apply evenly on burgers.
- Mix the Granulated Garlic, Chicago Steak seasoning, Granulated Beef Bouillon, Porcini Mushroom Rub and Truffle Zest. Apply evenly on top of wet rub.
- Preheat a cast iron skillet for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Fry the Bacon and set aside.
- Cook Burger Patty for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- Move to the back of the skillet and sauté the onion to your liking
- Add Mayonnaise to one slice of bread, and Mustard to the other slice of bread.
- Put half of the Limberger cheese on each bread slice
- Using a “cold” skillet, cut the butter slices into 8 pieces with one of the left and one on the right side of the pan.
- Put the bread slices on each side of the skillet and grill the bread for about 2 to 3 minutes on Medium Low, or until cheese melts. But I peek under the bread to make sure it is not burning.
- To one bread slice with the Burger, Onion and Pickles. If the cheese needs additional time to melt, I flip them back and forth to meld together, making sure it does not burn.
- Remove and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
- I love this cut diagonally for flair!
The American Royal is having a BBQ Sauce and Rub contest. I love watching cooking competition shows on the Food Network.
I am so glad to see that women are now competing in the Grilling cook-offs. Wouldn’t it be cool, if my rub was good enough to enter? Life is short. I have until April 17th to decide. If I decide to, I don’t want to be in last place; hopefully I will rank within the top 50.
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