Ahhh, in comes my knights- Gwanfader with his amazing refrigeration and cooling expertise and a Handy Man willing to help. Sadly Gwanfader reported that the identification number was lost to wear and time, but he had a man you know, that if the parts could be pried off, his man said he might be able to match them. So, off they came with the freezer remains crammed into the refrigerator's freezers.
That old freezer is running like a song and I am so very happy not to have to part ways with her. I said if she goes as long as I do, just bury me in that box. That brother of mine knows his away around all things that cool, and my heart as well.
Whoa, I've gotten way off track- imagine. Anywhoo, Handy Man still had cabbage in the garden and I had these hamburgers- again. I know Big Boys are made with tartar sauce and Big Macs with kind of a Thousand Island sauce and I've heard of slaw burgers, so I thought I'd see what I could do. I asked Handy Man if he thought I should use the cabbage for sweet slaw, or with tartar sauce. He voted for the latter. So I made a little homemade tartar sauce, extra dill pickle, stirred it up and we ate it on the hamburger. Wow, creamy, crunchy, yummy. As soon as I took a bite, I knew it was something my Mama would love. At least she would have. These days so many meds keep her stomach rumbly, anyway, I wanted to give it a whirl, and her birthday seemed like the perfect time.
In a side story, a date night was cancelled after all was in order and Handy Man had bait that needed using, so I called Rae to see Giddy-Up might be interested in a date.
I served my version of slaw burger to Mom on a toasted pretzel bun, with rainbow colored cottage fries from the garden. She was in hog heaven, proclaiming it the best she'd ever eaten.
Earlier in the day, Rae made these pictures. I bought these outfits for Mr. Smiley's adoption day, but they were too big.
Off to cook for a friend's daughter's wedding. Go figure, on Rae's December 27th wedding, it was in the 80's. Right now it is in the 40's. Prayers for a little warm up, blessings on all things wedding, including the cook.