Wednesday, Day 36 - So here I am back at Florida Radiology at a ridiculously early cow-milking hour, for an MRI. It was not, as MRIs go, uncomfortable in the least, thanks to that Valium my surgeon suggested I take prior, and the fact that for this test, I got to lie face down. The girls, who would otherwise have been unbearably squashed, were suitably accommodated. I think they enjoyed the "airing" so to speak. If that has been too much information, I apologize, but not much.
Let's "Ringo" in the day with a little tune:
Forget about the past and all your sorrows,
Leftover barbecue burnt ends from Jimmy Bear's Barbecue, chopped pretty fine, with the layer of fat
olive oil or canola oil
really good quality barbecue sauce from Four Rivers Barbecue
1-15 oz. bag Martin's Party Potato Rolls (24 to a package)
1-8oz. jar Mt. Olive Dill Relish
On the side:
Tabbouleh from Whole Foods
I can't really give you precise amounts, because it depends how many of the burnt ends are left over. I like a lot of onions, and they cook down anyway, but your mileage may vary. This recipe is all about self-detrmination, so you will have to determine for yourself the ratio of beef to onion.
Cook the onions in some oil until the onions begin to brown. Add the chopped beef and its fat (there is some serious flavor in that fat, so don't discard it) and cook together until the fat has melted and the beef is heated through. Stir in the barbecue sauce and let everything simmer together until the beef is very tender. If you can stand it, refrigerate overnight so the flavors can happily consummate their marriage.
Next day - take the chill off the beef mixture, but don't over heat. Cut a roll in half, and pile on the beef. Top with some of the relish. Finally, make it into a real sandwich, stick a frilled toothpick down the middle, and take a picture. Consume with one swallow or a dozen dainty bites. Anyway you want it ...
I recommended specific pickle relish as well as the taboulleh because each is very finely chopped, making them perfect for me. If you like chunky relish, or even a slice of pickle, be my guest. Go ahead and enjoy a real green salad or a bowl of homemade coleslaw - both will go really well with the slider. Get crazy and put the coleslaw on the sandwich!