Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Country style steak and Something about flies!

Around here we have what we call Fish Camps, don’t ask me why they are called that, this place is unique with that designation I think. Down here a fish restaurant in the country is called a ‘Fish Camp.’  Other places, I have learned, a fish camp is actually that a place to camp and fish, but these are places that specialize in fish.

Some of the best fish  is cooked here in Gaston County. A few years ago ‘Cat Fish Cove Fish Camp’ decided Sunday would be a good day to serve lunch. Most of the Camps were closed on Sunday. The Cove opened a Buffet, delicious food, a specialty is ‘country style steak. Tender as can be and delicious in a great gravy.

I figured these folks must pressure the steak. So last night for supper, I tried my hand at it. Sherry suggested I roll the cubed steak in flour first. I did that, with olive Oil in the pan heated I browned the steaks. then using the steamer tray or rack that came with the pressure cooker I put enough water to come to the top of it an put about four pounds of steak in it. I pressured it for about 22 minutes. While that was doing Sherry told me how to make gravy (My first from scratch), I dumped the streak in the gravy and sure enough, it was  great. Sherry has decided to hire me.

We had company and they also bragged (of course grand sons had better brag, right?) Sherry baked biscuits, made mashed potatoes and had green beans, ‘twas all very good. I wish I could remember to take pictures.

Oh yeah, the flies have been terrible this year. every time we opened the door seemed like a fly or two would make the dash.

warerbag 001

When we first hiked out of Ellijay, Georgia, I noticed many establishments and houses had zip lock bags of water by the door. McDonalds even had them. I asked about them and was told that will keep the flies out. Of course (in side) I laughed. Well, yesterday I got desperate and tried it. It looks sorta strange or tacky but evidently it works, only one fly has been in the house in two days.  I will keep you posted.

Oh BTW, have you ever heard of the water n a bag trick?

Nite Shipslog


Hollywood Squares:
Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?

A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?

A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?


Plymouth Fury looks like it might be a 57 or 59.


Y said...

From what I've heard, the water in a bag makes the flies think they are seeing many of themselves, so they fly off to where there is less competition.

Paula said...

A lot of the mexican people around here have had those bags by their door. I never did know what it was for and was afraid to ask. I thought maybe it was some sort of hex. lol

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Hey....i'll have to try that bag trick ... oh...and the steak trick, too....!!


Fred Alton said...

The water in the ziploc bag does work. I don't know why - but it does over at the cabin! Previous owner had them up when I arrived. Another thing about flies... they love raw fish!

Sheila Y said...

I will have to remember the water in a bag...I like mashed 'tators and green beans with that meal also...ha. Southern folks, we thinks alike...! Have a great holiday weekend!! Love from the hometown, Sheila

Anonymous said...

Your dinner sounds delicious! I'm sure you enjoyed the company and everything tasted good! I have never heard of the water in the bag trick; but I'm thinking the flies like the water and then they get stuck in the bag?


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Dinner sounds delicious. I'll remember the water in the ziplock bag trick,,,sometimes we get flies bad but never have I heard of that before. It's amazing that as old as I am I learn something new everyday.

Anonymous said...

I have done the ziplock bag trick and it works...someone told me that they did it at their's me Lyn btw..darn blogger and it's comments probs...

Dar said...

hmmm gotta try the water n a bag trick...
hot, humid, possible showers, lovin'it!
Your dinner sounded great but I'm still afraid to use my pressure cooker. I know., get over it. I prefer to blow my top another way.
Have a wonderful 4th celebration. We still live in the best country in the world. God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of it too...only ity was water and 4 pennies...??


Lucy said...

98 and humid yesterday, and should reach 103 and humid. We have had heat advisories. I DON'T LIKE IT. Steak sounds delicious. Reminded me that I do not have any idea where my pressure cooker is. When the kids were home I used it often. Flies have not been to bad here but never heard of the water thing. If they start swarming I will have to try it. Take care. I reset my comment area and kept my blog short and sweet and no complaints, changed my settings. Doing some pondering.

shirl72 said...

That is the only thing Jim knew how to cook and
the boys had it every Sunday. Never heard of
the plastic bag but thank goodness I have not
had a fly problem. I have seen them but they don't try to get inside. They smell your good food.