Sometimes it’s not easy doing this blog. These last two days have been a prime example of that. Last Sunday Scott Turley and I were going to take a road trip to Tremont and get a steak dinner there. Well the ice storm on Sunday killed that trip and I figured I’d go somewhere yesterday afternoon and get a steak sandwich. Then when I went to get into the MBIP Mobile I discovered my battery was dead. Motherfucker! So I had to spend all day dealing with that and I had to get the car jumped and then I had to get a new battery and by the time all that was done I had to get into work. I really thought about skipping today and just doing it tomorrow, but it does bother me when I take an unscheduled day off from this blog. It rattles my OCD, I get depressed and it kind of wrecks the entire day. So at work I got an idea to make a steak sandwich at here at MBIP World Headquarters and while Googling around for steak sandwich recipes I came upon the Steak-umm website and saw this:
I’ve never had Steak-umm so I saw this as a good opportunity to “live the dream.” I even found an instructional video on how to make the sandwich.
I went to the store after work and got all the ingredients. I didn’t feel like making it last night, so I set my alarm clock and assembled and cooked it this morning. This is as close to a live blog as I’ve ever done on here, so let’s turn the clock back to about 7:30 this morning. Oh Sherman...
Thank you, Sherman!
This is me in the morning. Kind of a scary sight and I need a bell boy to assist me with those bags! Oh well, let’s get on with this sandwich, I’m on a deadline here!
Here’s everything I got at the store for the sandwich. There’s a fresh roll, Velveeta Jalapeno slices of cheese, an onion, a spatula and of course, a box of Steak-umm! Let’s get to work! This blog has to be up and running in a few hours!
I was pissed because I forgot to get butter for the roll, but what are you going to do? I toasted it under the broiler and then set it off to the side.
Okay, time to see what this Steak-umm stuff is all about. You cook them completely frozen and they’re paper thin. I have to admit that right now I’m having serious fear as to how this sandwich is going to turn out!
I pre-heated my pan and plopped the steak into it and was amazed at how quickly they cooked up and how the color and consistency changed in seconds! It actually smells pretty good! Maybe this won’t be a complete waste of time after all!
I added the cheese like they did in the video, but instead of using the bread to scoop it up, I used the spatula and then drained the grease out of the pan.
Next I grilled up some of the onion I had diced and put that on top of the meat and cheese mixture on the bun. Now this is where I’m adding my own twist to the instructional video we watched earlier.
I decided to add more cheese on top and then put the sandwich under the broiler and melt it. I’m starting to get kind of excited about this sandwich!
Here it is fresh out of the broiler and I have to say it looks and smells really fantastic!
I put the whole thing together and now it’s time to try this Steak-umm sandwich out! The moment of truth...
It’s delicious! The Steak-umm has a nice flavor and consistency and I’m glad I chose the Velveeta Jalapeno cheese because it gives it a little bit of a kick and with the grilled onions it adds a nice zing and flavor to this sandwich. The roll is warm and bakery fresh and I’m pleasantly surprised with this creation! Okay, time for the rating and now I have to put this whole thing together for today’s blog! Then I think I’ll take a nap!
Three and a half Elsie the Cows—If I’d have buttered the roll and if I had some A-1 Sauce to add to the mix this would have been a four star sandwich! I’ll remember that for next time!
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