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Food! 6-28-15

Some more reicpes for you plus a page all their own which is nested on my Recipes page.

Recipe: Pork Loin Rub

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I know it’s been a while:  I’m trying to improve!  Honest!

This is THE best rub ever!

Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake

It’s strawberry season!  You know what that means, right?  STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!

Mine doesn’t look like the one above but I’m sure it is just as delicious!

I have requests for this one year round but I am warning you it is not diet or diabetic friendly!

*looks around* can you tell that my Southern Roots are showing?

Enjoy, we certainly do!

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Another new recipe for you!

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup!

Not on MY list of favs BUT my boyfriend LOVES it!  When I find myself in possession of a ham bone this is what I make, cuz I wuvz him!

Enjoy!

Ham Chowder

I got this recipe from a magazine a good many years ago.  Unfortunately the printed copy was lost long ago :(.  Fortunately it stuck in my brain, for the most part, lol.

Ham Chowder

This is TOTALLY NUMMY!  My kids will come back for 2nds and thirds (if there’s enough left), even when they were little they came back for more!  A great way to hide all those icky veggies if you cut them up small enough that little fingers can’t pick them out!

Enjoy!

Christmas 2?

*sigh*
It was a near perfect Christmas!  The first in many years for me :).
We did brunch with my family.  A lot less stress for me because I did the majority of the cooking here on Thursday and Friday so I was able to spend time with online friends, get the dishes done (a huge thing for me since I was cooking most of the food AND doing dishes at dad’s).  Here I can do the dishes as I go and I’m mostly comfortable in my own kitchen!

I also don’t have to deal with the SIL in my own kitchen since they don’t visit!  She’s a lazy twit who doesn’t do anything for anyone if she can possibly get away with it!  Even when Mom was alive she wouldn’t help with dishes, cooking or anything else.

There was no disagreement over what to have since we ALL agreed that two Christmas dinners on the same day was too much!
So my brunch was great!  I made sausage wraps (weiner wraps only with breakfast sausage) cut in half, breakfast pizza, pumpkin and quiche tarts, macaroons, ham chowder and took stuff to make pancakes/waffles if anyone wanted them.  There were also eggs and bacon to cook if wanted.

I got my smaller slow cooker and new knife set and new flannel pyjamas!  The greatest gift, though, was no attitude from my oldest.  He got what he wanted (clothes if you can believe it!) and he, on his own initiative, got me a present!  They’re 15 & this is the first time either of them have gotten me anything (birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas included) without prompting and using his own hard earned money!  *sniff*


Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Even in my part of the world.

The tree is up and lit.  The presents are wrapped and UNDER (around) the tree, the baking is done and the ham chowder is cooking!
We’ve got brunch at dad’s in the morning, most of which is already cooked!  I get to VISIT rather than toil in the kitchen!  WOOT!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with love and good food.

More about me

Let’s see, where did I leave off last time?  Oh yeah, my music.
I read lots, as I mentioned.  Everything from Clive Cussler to Stephen King to Robert Jordan, Robin Cook, Spider Robinson & Heinlein!  I’m not reading quite as much right now but normally it’s hard to find me without a book some where on my person!
I LOVE movies!  We just watched Prisoner of Azkaban for the umpteenth time!  I just finished the fourth season of Paranormal state, too, on Netflix.
Hopefully I’ve got all my running around done now & can get down to the business of cooking and baking for Saturday’s brunch & Sunday night’s newest Dr. Who special (mmmmmmmmmm, Amelia Pond!)

I’ve got Saturday’s brunch, Saturday’s dinner and Sunday’s get together as well as a get together with an adored friend some time next week so I want to provide something for all of them.

Then there’s  the cookies I want to bake over the next couple of days.  I want it all ready to go for Saturday morning so I don’t have to do much cooking there & can, therefore, spend as much time as possible with my family!

I’m hoping that I’ll have more than enough so that Dad will have enough for a few meals, my brother will be able to take some stuff home with him and I’ll be able to take some to share at the other gatherings!

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