Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cooking Thursday

I've shared with you before some of the ways I like to make leftovers into a new meal.  When I make a roast, I buy one that is big enough for leftovers. This is one of my favorite recipes to use that leftover roast in.  I've been making this one since I was married, 36 years ago - so you know it's good!

BBQ Beef
2 cups shredded, cooked beef

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup vinegar

4 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

4 teaspoons packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat all ingredients, except beef to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir roast into sauce and serve on buns.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One more stop in Ohio

I have one more thing to share from our trip to see Cheryl in Ohio.  Fairly close to their home is an old mill named the Bears Mill.  We stopped for a short time on Saturday morning.

It was established in 1830, and the current building was built in 1848 by Gabriel Baer, who it is named after, but somewhere the letters were flipped, and it became Bears Mill.  He was an accomplished miller from Pennsylvania.  This is one of only a few functioning gristmills left in Ohio.

The wood siding on this building is the original walnut wood, put on in 1849.

This old truck sits in front of the building and adds to the charm.

This is one of the original old mill stones. There are 3 on the property.

The 4 story building is filled with antique milling equipment, along with other antiques from the time.

The old staircases led to several floors of interesting items.

 The old floors were quite uneven!

I love the view of the stream from this 3rd story window.

 These are some of the old bags they used for corn meal and flour.

They even have an old wagon.

More antique milling equipment.

 The property the mill sits on is beautiful, with this stream that is used to power the mill.

The flowering trees around the mill were so pretty!  It was a very enjoyable stop. If you're in the area, I recommend it!