~Rhoda’s Recipe Party~

cake3A1  Chocolate Tower Cake

Tuesday, we had our routine check ups, with our doctor, in west St Louis County. 

We had a light breakfast, around 9 AM and no lunch before starting the hour drive to the outskirts of the big city.  The plan was to have a late lunch, after our 2 PM appointment. 

We schedule our appointments together and share an exam room.  The doctor was running a tad late.  It was after 2:30, when we were called in.  Before, during and after our exams, J and the doctor talked fishing.  J told him about the big fish, at the lake.  Doctor told us about a guided fishing trip, on the Amazon River, during a medical mission.  He was not on the fishing trip, but related the story about the fishermen who were out on the big South American river, all day long, only catching two tiny fish.  To top the day, the fellows ran out of gas!  It must have been quite an adventure to run out of gas on the Amazon River.  It was a fun story, we enjoyed!

We had excellent check ups and got our pneumonia shots.  By this time it was after 3:30.  Because we had been such “good kids”, we thought we deserved an early supper at The Cheesecake Factory.  I brought home a slice of Chocolate Tower Cake and J chose Carrot Cake.  The photo, above, shows a tiny portion of the serving.

This brings me to the recipe I want to share for Rhoda’s party; Salisbury Steak.  This was J’s meal at The Cheesecake Factory and the inspiration for my contribution.

Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality is hosting a recipe party.  Stop by, Thursday October 22, to see what delicious recipes, folks around blogland, have contributed.

rhoda's recipes


Pat’s Salisbury Steak

Two Lbs Cube Steak or Ground Sirloin (made into 1 inch thick patties)


Garlic Powder


1 or 2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 Pint Mushrooms

1/2 cup sliced Onion

Dredge steak or patties in flour (add garlic powder to flour) and brown in 2 or 3 tablespoons oil.  Remove steaks from skillet. Drain oil from skillet, until almost dry and sauté sliced mushrooms and onion.  Place steaks back into skillet and cover with mushroom soup.  Bring to simmer and cover.  Simmer about 30 minutes, until steak is done.

I believe traditional Salisbury Steak is made with ground beef, but cube steak is what I had in the freezer.

Serve with mashed potatoes and salad or other vegetable.



To continue the delicious foodie fun, stop by Michael’s, at Designs by Gollum, each Friday.


The master suite mini makeover is complete.  I’m working on a reveal post, to be published Sunday.  All the bedroom photos are finished. Today, Wednesday, I’m working on getting photos of the bathroom. 

Rhoda’s party post is my last, until Sunday.  I’m hoping to catch up with blog visits, between now and Sunday.  We are pretty busy for a couple of “elderly” folks, so I’ve fallen behind in my blogginess, lately! 

Have a wonderful weekend!