Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Gilligan Secret Breakfast Sandwich Recipe!

 I am Blessed, Becka makes this awesome breakfast sandwich for us 3 or 4 times a week, well, unless we go to subway!

 Great!... Now I want a steak and cheese! :-(

 You'll have to forgive me, I get distracted easily by certain foods, Anyway, back to my story;-)

Becka's breakfast sandwich is So Delicious! With it's crunchy outside and a melty cheesy inside, my eye's light-up like a little kid everytime Becka offers to make me (us) one!

 This morning was a special treat! Becka made me two! I must confess, I struggled to finish, but heck, I wasn't going to let one crunchy, cheesy morsel go to waste!

 Yes, It's that good! Believe me, this isn't some wimpy grilled cheese!
 No Sir!
 No Mame!
 This is something special! Custom designed!

 As you can see from the pic, Becka's presentation goes that extra mile, slicing the bread corner to corner, arranging it on the plate like the true Ironing-Chef she is! Why you ask?? Well...Because sandwiches just taste better sliced that way! I can't explain it? It's physics or something?

 You see that personalization is what makes the Gilligan secret breakfast sandwich so special! It's custom built just for me and Becka, by Becka! No one else! It's not about the millions of "Hungry Eye's" gazing at my recent fb breakfast pics. It's about me and Becka!

 But as the "likes" and "comments" piled up, begging for the recipe, I began to have a change of heart! I felt guilty and selfish for hording this delicious breakfast sandwich! Shamelessly taunting and teasing millions with pictures of those cheesy sandwiches I'm so blessed to enjoy! I was tired of refusing to share with others, those not so fortunate to have a wife like my Becka, preparing one for them each morning!

 It was sad, I felt convicted, even obligated to release this secret recipe to my friends, friends of friends and followers! I knew I had the answer for those millions still suffering through hopeless mornings of bland, boring fiber cereals! It was time to make an impact, a differance!

 It was Obvious I had to reveal the secret Gilligan recipe!
 (A word of Caution, your mouth will begin to water as you read this!)

 Ingredients for one sandwhich: (adjust as desired)
1 chicken strip
1 large egg (Egglands best)
2 slices of Honey wheat bread
2 slices of Kraft pepperjack cheese
Chef Pauls Magic Blackened seasoning blend
Extra virgin olive oil
Butter spray
2 Skillets (large and small)

Cooking preparations:

Pepare chicken strip by seasoning both sides with Blackened blend (I like alot)

In a large skillet: -->add a few squirts of olive oil -->set to med heat -->once skillet is hot, add season
chicken strip, cook about 2 minutes each side! Don't overcook! (should be tender and juicy!)

While Chicken strip is cooking.

In a small skillet: --> set to med heat --> spray with butter spray --> crack large egg, add whites and puncture yoke, season with Blackened seasoning, flip once cook as desired. Set aside for later!

Return to large skillet:

Once Chicken strip is finished, cut into 5 or 6 small pieces and place to the side of skillet.

Add 2 slices of honey wheat bread (both sides sprayed with butter spray)

Lightly brown one side of each slice! (a nice crunchy layer) then Flip!

On first slice of bread, add a slice of pepperjack, chicken pieces, egg and another slice of pepperjack!

Top with second slice of bread, crunchy side down!

Lightly brown both side of sandwich with to a crunchy layer, while allowing the the cheese to melt!

Plate and Consume!

Wow, I feel much better, almost like a burdon has been lifted!

 You've now been shown the secret!

 The ball is in your court now, tomorrow morning you have a new choice, a tastier, cheesier choice to start your day!

 My advice. Don't wait another day longer!

 Don't have the ingredients? Don't let that stop you! Make a run to the grocery store (walmarts open late) and get the preparations for tomorrow morning's breakfast sandwich now!

You will be glad you did!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ThankYou, Rival Gas MeterReader Guy!

 Several years ago I worked for the local power company! My official title was a "Field Service Rep" (FSR for short)! Sounds very professional, huh? 8*) In a nutshell, I was a Meter Reader! A very simple, physical job that actually paid pretty good! I would spend my days walking or driving through all kinds of neighborhoods! From trashy trailers to beautiful million-dollar homes and everything in between! I even climbed 20 story beach condos in a single bound ( ok ok, maybe I took the stairs or elevator 8*) Understand, FSR's are like the postman, rain or shine you're getting that power bill! Trust me, I dealt with overgrown bushes, bugs, spider webs, ants, bee hives, snakes and vicious dogs! Even chiuahuahas can be mean! I still have bad dreams! lol But nothing could have prepared me for what I'm going to share with you!

 It was your typical hot summer day, alittle after lunchtime. I was on one of my regular routes reading a home in a middle-class neighborhood! I had less than a hundred homes left and I was ready to be done for the day, so I guess I just wasn't paying that close attention! The meter was located on the side of the home, I punched the reading into my handheld device, It took maybe 2 seconds! Finished, I walked quickly around the front of the house, when all of the sudden, I sensed something just wasn't right? Was it a Dog? I had checked all the signs, there were none! Yet, I still felt something was in my presence! Just a few feet away I noticed some rustling of leaves in the nearby bushes. At that point we locked eyes! Those dark cold beady eyes still send chills through my spine today! I didn't know what to do? I froze, unsure of my next move? Afterall I had NEVER encountered or received training for something like this! There was NO STANDARD PROTOCOL! As it raised from a crouching postion in the bushes, it must have reached a hieght of 6 feet! It was now at eyelevel! I PANICKED! Doing the last thing an FSR is taught to do!--------> I RAN!

 YEP! My big plan, was to run! Get to the sidewalk, then to the next house! (I had another meter to read) and it would be dark soon! Now I know that seems like a simple enough plan, but if you've ever watched a scary movie, you know running from something that's chasing you, often has dire consequences! Running just angered him more, causing Him to pursue after me faster! In my attempt to keep an eye on Him as I made my getaway, I had failed to notice what was in my path! Every (FSR) knows the rule of "Eye's On Path"! It's day one training! How could I have forgotten?

 The Homeowner had recently mowed, edging the lawn along the sidewalk, leaving a nice tripping hazzard! Wouldn't you know it, I caught the edge causing my tumble across the sidewalk and into the grass. When I rolled and popped up to my feet! Brushing the bur's off, I found myself again face to face with the thing that was now very annimated and extremely angered at me! It was once again a stalemate!

 SO, would I learn from my recent mistakes? Go to a Plan B? Maybe try to reason with Him? Certainly, he would realize I meant him no harm and let me pass? Maybe I could be-friend it?

 NOPE! I decided to stick with my original instinct!-------->RUN, and RUN FAST!

 The side gate leading to the backyard of the neighbors house was my target! As I ran, It seemed like my feet didn't even touch the ground. Isn't it amazing how the desire for survival can motivate, getting the adrenaline flowing! As I closed the tall wooden gate, he was right on my heals. Thankfully I had been able to put a barrier in between the two of us! I was safe, at least for the moment. As I punched the meter's reading into my handheld device, I could barely focus! How could I with him pacing back and forth, snorting like an angry bull! As he continued to peer through the spaces in the wooden fence, I began to wonder how i was going to escape to the next house! Would he continue to follow me? Afterall, where we had first crossed paths, was not his home? I don't think? Certainly Someone wouldn't have something like that as a pet? Suddenly a fresh new obstacle entered my mind. I unfortunately was currently standing in the backyard of a home that did have a Dog! and a very LARGE ONE! Thankfully, for the moment, the Dog that usually roams this patch of grass hadn't noticed me! Maybe he was inside or around the otherside of the house, either way I didn't care! I had to act fast!

As I devised my next move, I heard a distant shout from someone on the otherside of the gate. As I peaked through the spaces in the wood, I noticed a local Gas company truck parked directly across the street! The Gas meterreader (my rival, I might add) had stopped to eat lunch and had been watching, laughing at my entire traumatic ordeal!

As I acknowleged him, the Gas guy asked a question with a chuckle: "Need some help?"

I embarassingly laughed and responded: "Yeah, this crazy thing won't let me out!"

The local Gas guy, an older gentleman, with obviously more experience! Replied: "Ok, I'm going to draw him towards me, distract him and when I do, Just Run and Don't look back!"

 I agreed and waited as he drew the attention of this thing that had terrorized and hunted me for what seemed to be at least 300 seconds!!! When the signal from the Gas guy came, I made my move! Thanking the local Gas guy as I sprinted away into the distance and to safety! I never did see that Gas guy again and I often wonder whatever happened to Him? Did he trap the thing? Did he sacrifice himself for my freedom or did he manage to escape? I never saw him again, but I am forever gratefull God put that local Gas Guy in my path! That was a dark day in my meter reading career, but I survived! Thanks Local Gas Guy! Thanks for Standing in the Gap!

Disclaimer: Ok, Maybe, I might have embellished the story a tiny bit, a little more drama possibly but the overall story is true! It really did happen! Really! I can still see those beady eyes!!

Can you guess what it was I encountered?
It was a "Goose"!