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FRUGAL! My Great-Grand Fathers last name was McGlashan.
One of the family stories that was passed down thru oral history,
was that of a 4th of July gathering at Cousin Ross McGlashan's
farm around the 1910's. As the men were sitting around after
dinner drinking and getting 'Festive', Cousin Ross said to the
newly-wedded and notoriously frugal Cousin Maxwell...
"Hey Max, if you shovel and haul away the manure from my
horse barn, I'll give you a DIME!" Cousin Maxwell thought for a
moment, then went in and fetched his new wife and promtly worked
as a team till the job was finished. When he collected his Dime, he was
asked why he agreed to do that task for such a paltry sum. His response
was...."A dime will buy me a Whole Years Supply of wooden kitchen
matches...Two Hours work for a years supply of a much needed item?
Wouldn't you do that?"
Now Thats FRUGAL!!!
The theory behind The Scotch Egg was that you have your Bread..Meat
...And Egg all in one hand held item.
Boil and peel some eggs...4 Eggs per pound of sausage.
(Notice that HUGE Jumbo Honkin egg in the forefront).
Divide the sausage into four parts, (5 parts will work as well).
Form a patty, and put the egg in the middle, enclosing it completely.
Roll it in some bread crumbs.
Bake for 1/2 hr at 350 degrees...Turn over and bake for another 1/2 hr.
My son Reese LOVES this dish. Serve with spicy Mustard...DAMN!!!
Ha.....I Knew that big egg was a double yolker!!!!!
Peace Laddies and Lassies.....G-Man.