Exactly Why I Love To Eat

One Potato
Two Potatoes
Three Potatoes

Five Potatoes
Six Potatoes
Seven Potatoes

As you can see, I love potatoes, and I love to eat them. Potatoes are my favorite food. Dinner would not be satisfying to me without my potatoes. If I ever had an addiction, this would be it. I am glad to share my praises about this “wonderful humble spud”.

I never leave the table hungry after eating potatoes, particularly home fries, with cut-up onions. Yummy! One of the secrets to the good flavor is to parboil the potatoes before frying them. When finished, drain the potatoes and let them sit for about half an hour. Next step, cut up the potatoes, leaving the skins on, to enhance the great potato flavor. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper. Heat an inch of oil in a cast iron skillet and add the potatoes. Cook until they are brown on all sides and serve

For protein, you can add meat to the potatoes: corned beef, kielbasi, ham, cut-up hot dogs, or sausage. I’ve even added cheese to the potatoes when they are finished cooking, and let it melt all across the top, and then serve.

Potato Salad

Another form of potato is homemade potato salad. No store brand for me (more on healthy options at www.foodpath.org. Even though making potato salad can be time consuming, the results in the long run are worth it.

Parboil your potatoes and cook some hard boiled eggs. Cut up celery into small pieces. Cool potatoes for a half an hour. Add the potatoes to celery, with cut up hard boiled eggs. Season with salt, pepper, lemon pepper seasoning. Add mayonnaise, mix, sprinkle with paprika and you are finished.

I have to make a big batch of potato salad because I eat more than I should while making it for the family.

Potato Soup

Watch out, I have to stop myself from having more than one bowl of this

Boil eight peeled potatoes until almost soft. drain water, mash up slightly,add one can of chicken broth, butter and milk (three cups) and chives. Maybe add some cheese in, if you like.

Another Addiction
Love That Cheese

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Since I can remember,I’ve always had a craving for cheese. My craving and love for cheese knows no bounds. The sharper and tangier, the better. I love Swiss cheese, but not just any kind. Forget the domestic, I have to have a strong, imported taste to my Swiss cheese. A sandwich with a couple slices of imported Swiss, on rye bread with Dijon mustardwill do the job.

Extra Sharp, Sharp Cheese is another favorite. It is a”cheddar beyond cheddar” taste. Try it in macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese omelet(I like veggie cheese omelet)Of course the standard cheeseburger is made tangier with the flavor of an extra sharp cheese taste. Eating it alone as a quick snack is a great picker upper.

Blue cheese is great too, but why not go out out and have English Stilton cheese. Stilton is blue cheese mixed with cheddar. The best of both cheese worlds.

Last, but not least, a cheese favorite that I only indulge in once a year. MY Christmas BRIE.It comes in different flavors – mild, medium and strong. I bet you knew I would pick the strong flavored Brie, with mushroom overtones. There is an addicting flavor in the smokey mushroom type.

Some Recipes I Enjoy

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Instead of a grilled cheese sandwich, try ham and cheese grilled together. I fry mine in oil instead of butter. Pre-fry the ham to warm it up and make a sandwich with the cheese and ham. Grill on both sides until cheese is melted. Add a couple slice of tomato and enjoy.

An Old Favorite
Fried Bologna Sandwiches

Fry the bologna in oil until it crisps, add cooked onion amd melt cheese on top of the bologna and onions. Put it all on two slices of bread and enjoy.

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Why I Love Restaurant Miro

The restaurant Miro was by far, the most pleasurable restaurant I have ever had the grace of visiting. Mind you, I have been to some of the finest food establishments that one can patronize. Miro takes the top of the chats in this particular case. From the customer service to the actual cuisine, Miro has outdone everyone. They know how to cater to the common man, as well as provide an upscale dining experience for the wealthy crowd. I was told before I visited this place that they were shooting well below par, but I didn’t form a decent opinion until I visited it myself.

Caesar salad at Nichols Restaurant

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The very first interaction that I had at Miro’s was that of the server. Once I was seated, I was treated as if I was royalty from a distant country. I was literally treated like an ambassador from a far off land. My waiter, Philip, was the most accommodating server that I have ever endured. He was extremely polite and courteous in every matter. He even told me a an interesting story when I ordered the shrimp scampi. Granted, this is not word for word. Philip said that he once had a patron order the same thing. It was the man’s 30th wedding anniversary. The man was a former Marine and had never eaten seafood before. He had served our military in over 40 operations(according to him), and had never had any type of seafood or shellfish.The waiter proceeded to tell me that he had an allergic reaction to the shrimp. This was by no means the fault of Miro’s, but was the fault of the customer entirely. In all honesty, it was no ones fault as the man had no idea that he was allergic to shrimp. Regardless, the veteran had to go to the hospital for an intense, allergic reaction to the shrimp. He ended up staying in the hospital for over two weeks because of his adverse reaction to the shrimp. Keep in mind, none of this was the fault of the facility. It was an unknown factor that led to this man’s illness. He ended up being alright as a matter of fact, and still frequents the restaurant, though not ordering any seafood.The meal that I received was nothing less than fabulous. I ordered an appetizer of steamed mussels with butter. The mussels were cooked to perfection. Many places that I order mussels at overcook them. This makes them really tough and virtually inedible. There is some skill involved with cooking them for the right amount of time. The chef at Miro’s definitely knew what he was doing. With the melted butter on top of them, they were just incredible. Now I do order the same appetizer at many restaurants and some of them were delicious. These were the best I have ever eaten. The mussels that I thought were the best previously, were put to shame. These were by and far, the best.

Home made macaroni and cheese, with some dried...

Home made macaroni and cheese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I figured it would be a hefty challenge for them to top the mussels. It was a challenge they wholeheartedly accepted. The main course that I ordered was a 12 ounce Delmonico steak, goat milk macaroni and cheese, and a side Caesar salad. I requested that the steak be prepared medium rare. The steak that they brought me was the definition of medium rare. They went light on the seasoning which was great. It really made the meat the dominate flavor. That steak made the top 5 of my list of greatest steaks. I couldn’t have asked for much better.

The sides were fantastic as well. I had never had macaroni and cheese made from goat milk. It was delicious. It was also a welcomed change of pace from the typical bowl of mac and cheese. It seemed somewhat exotic. The noodles just melted in your mouth. The goat milk really made this the creamiest macaroni I have ever experienced. Even the Caesar salad was terrific. Now I know what your thinking. It is pretty hard to mess up a salad right? Well surprisingly, it can be done. Not this time though. They went above and beyond with the freshness of the ingredients they used. The parmesan cheese was grated over the salad at my table. The roma tomatoes on the salad were bursting with juice and deliciousness. The romaine lettuce was insanely crisp. I was very pleased with the size of the side salad as well.

The restaurant Miro is a stupendous establishment. The over all experience you receive there is phenomenal. The hosts and servers were all extremely polite and helpful. I did not have to wait long for a table even though they were very busy. The price of the food is great too. The bill was relatively low compared to similar restaurants. By far the greatest quality about Miros is the food. If you want to enjoy the most delicious meal you have ever had, visit Miros. I will assure and guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. Head over there and check it out for yourself.

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