there's something everyone wants to know about the wieners I made
in Illinois, I keep getting
asked the same Question. So, Here it
is. As for where I get the Wieners, I don't get them at any special
place. I don't order them from any special company. I use the
basic BAR S brand hot dog, found in just about every super market,
and when they can't be found, I use the Oscar Mayer ones.
"Last week I
had to give it a try, I Made My Own Batch of Coffee Syrup!"
After I let it
chill in the fridge, I mixed some up with milk that evening, Perfect. I
did a little something that No One Mentions doing in ANY Of the recipe's
I read, on making the syrup. I Used the 1/2 amount of sugar to the
amount of liquid like everyone says to do. BUT, I also then added 1/8 th
the amount of BROWN SUGAR and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract. I Must Brag
on this one, because I WAS IMPRESSED.
cup pot of water,
7 table spoons of Chase & Sanborn special roast
Re ran the brewed coffee through 7 fresh tablespoons 2 more
times. for a total of using 21 tablespoons of coffee, this house
emanated of coffee being brewed.
When it was done, I put 2 cups of sugar in a mixing bowl. ( I only
had about 4 cups of this super rich smelling coffee) so I only used 2
cups of sugar.
Then I added 1/4th a cup of brown sugar, and 3 dash's, dash's un
measured, just about 3 caps of that vanilla extract, and stood there
slowly stirring that hot thick rich coffee into that pile of sugar in
the bowl. and when it was all dissolved, I just let it stand till
it became room temp.
I tried some, Not
too bad I thought. So I poured it into a jar and stuck it in the fridge.
however THAT NIGHT, I was letting a friend of mine see what
coffee milk was, and I made a glass for each of us. OH MY GAWD.
PERFECTION! I guess it was supposed to be refrigerated before using it,
or maybe the brown sugar had to release whatever it has to make the
flavor, but, Autocrat and Eclipse ,,?? I wish I still lived in RI
because I would have to bring this to you for tasting, or maybe the
brown sugar part of the recipe was supposed to be a secret?
doo daaaa doooo, Do ya wanna know a Secret ??
"tanks again Ray"
"I grew up in
RI, Started washing dish's, Chopped them onions, became a Grillman,
lineing them weiners up my arm, spilling that hot sauce on my arm, Then
I became the fry cook, and one night, while cleaning up for the next
day, I was screening the grill, set the spatchler asside, and it fell
into the french fryer. I Drove my hand in to catch it, and Out it came
so fast, full of tiny blisters from that Hot french fry grease. BUT, I
Had that Spatchler, ha ha. How I missed them weiners and coffee milk
when we moved to California. Now IM a Trucker, and now I live in
Machesney Park ILLINOIS, and every now and then I get to RI, and ,,,You
Betcha, The NY System gets me as a customer. Treee up, all dah way, an a
large cawffee milk. I wonder what ever happened to some of the people I
used to work with,,?? Maybe STILL pushin dem weiners? ha ha."
|"Now Mom's Ashamed of
me for forgetting her favorite Rhode Island treat. ha ha When
I tried to explain to her that, Table Talk Pies was
not Just in Rhode Island. Mom pointed out, that Neither is
Boston Clam Chowdah. ha ha And Once again I had to hear her tell
about how much she missed them Deep Thick Table Talk Custerd
Pies. * or as Mom calls them, Cusssstid.* Needless to say, I sat
on my cell phone having to listen to mom tell all about her
favorites, and how she miss's dis , dat , and da udda
(Click on photo
for a larger view!)
"And also, to
my Girl, a comment I made that I was an Ocean Stater, She said,
I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WAS FROM RHODE ISLAND !!!???"
just had to SHOW OFF this time. I made Boston Clam Chowder,
Del's Lemonaid *lemons & seeds included. Clam Cakes & NY
System French Fries"
NY System French Fries
Boston Clam Chowder