bar stools, nice ambiance, cheap drinks and great fried pickles. Friday evening is special family time for us so even if I wanted to I could not make it and never have.
Friday dinner is usually roast or stew cooking in the crock pot while I’m at work---or something easy to prepare after a long day like a nice, tender grilled steak (on my indoor electric grill), jerky salad and fine wine from Stone Hill Winery. I add beef jerky to my salads as it’s my son’s favorite salad and baked potato topper. It’s pretty good. Who does not love beef jerky? It’s salty, sweet, peppery…very addicting … and… it's not cheap!
When Cookware.com contacted me to review one of their products, it was a toss-up between a food dehydrator (aka jerky maker) and a multi-cooker (that can bake, roast, steam and slow cook). I was leaning on getting the counter top multi-cooker. Preparing meals would be a breeze but when I talked with Hubby and my son, the unanimous vote was for the jerky maker. I think they’ve gotten tired of ALL my failed attempts at making beef jerky!!! Then Mr. J said , “If you use a food dehydrator, maybe it might turn out just an itty-bitsy, teeny-weeny better than our latest teriyaki....umm…umm...teriyaki CHARCOAL!?!?! That made me laugh…maybe it was really time to give it a try! I’ll let you know how it works for me.