Monday, June 4, 2012

He's 6 feet tall if he's an inch

When ever I need to measure a space . . . whether it be the garden or a room . . . I call on my husband.  Not because he's the sole proprietor of the tools in our home . . . although he'd like to think so.  It's because his tooties are exactly twelve inches long.

Believe it or not, a foot is called a foot because it is about the same size of the foot of an average grown adult man.  

However, whenever I need to figure out the length of something smaller I do not call on my pet inchworm.  Why?  Because not all inchworms . . . not even the average sized ones . . . are an inch long.  Inchworms are called inchworms because they inch along.  

The word 'inch' comes from Latin uncia meaning "one twelfth part" . . . an inch is 1/12 of a foot which is 12 inches . . . duh.

Just a bit of trivia based one my perfectly proportionally footed husband's suggestion.  

Biscuit Sliders

6 Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
   (Or This Recipe From A Previous Post)
6 Slices Bacon
1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
6 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Place biscuits on cookie sheet. Bake biscuits as; cool slightly, bout 5 minutes.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat about 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; discard bacon drippings.

In medium bowl, season beef with Worcestershire sauce and pepper; mix well.  Shape into 6 small patties.

In same skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.

Split biscuits horizontally. Top each biscuit bottom with patty, cheese slice (I like a slice of cheese on the top and the bottom, bacon and biscuit top.

Serve with additional condiments as desired.

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