Controlling the Controllables

Ed’s Edge – Season 5, Episode 39

In this episode, Ed & James discuss what we can and can’t control relating to the stock market, taxes, social security, and more. You will gain practical information about managing your finances and how to plan for your future.



Ed’s Food for Thought

Scrumptious Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy

“This simple, hearty dish will remind you of Sunday dinners at grandma’s house. This is my husband’s all-time favorite meal. The recipe makes plenty of gravy, so serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles.”

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 25 mins | Serves: 6

Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy »


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons crushed buttery round cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms with juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cubes beef bouillon


  • Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning using your hands. Shape into 6 patties about 1 inch thick.
  • Step 2: Fry the patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned. Drain off grease, and remove patties to a platter; keep warm.
  • Step 3: Melt the butter in the same skillet, and add the mushrooms. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over, and mix in until blended. Stir in the milk and beef bouillon. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth and starting to thicken. Return the patties to the gravy and cook over low heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.