Doesn't THAT Bite!
Feb. 7, 2013 3:33 pm
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 10:24 am
First I fear that to get a budget under control at the supermarket, I may have to find some recipes calling for "sawdust and water," to sub for say, a nice thick steak (like I've had one of those in 6mths or more!)
Now, like it or not, some days I simply MUST cook, and at that time, I usually crank out something falling under the category of "extravagant!" On the other hand, however, the crazykitchen might just toss a pot on the burner, dump in some home canned
pork&beans, chop a few hot dogs, and call it "DINNER!" Point is, that yes, I do enjoy an elaborate meal from time to time, and I do love to entertain, however the economy, my "budget", are making these efforts just a little less frequent, giving way to simple
home cookin' most of the time...
Today, I popped a 10-12lb ham into the oven... hopefully not too late. As I've done a few times now, per suggestion of a friend who claims to be "French Gourmet" qualified, I wrap the ham in foil, and bake it, sealing in the juices as it goes. Audie is not
the first to suggest this method, in fact it was some years ago that my English cousin recommended the method, with a few extras... I did the extras, today... I spread a large square (very large!) of foil into a med. glass baking pan (ok, pyrex, or whatever
brand you may prefer!) After I plopped the pig into the center of the pan, sort of, I drizzled it with a very litte bit of molasses, a sprinkle of brown sugar (in case it wasn't "sweet" enough,) and topped it off with a drizzle of sherry. Then, wrap the
foil up and around the ham, toss it into a low oven, and let it go. I guess I'll check it after a couple of hours, and maybe leave the foil open at that time. Not quite sure what will accompany it, but I've a few hours (or more?) to figure that one out.
Now, last night we had a late meal, and as I chewed a chunk of b/s chicken, something suddenly
crunched! Now what? I surely wasn't expecting chicken to be crunchy, afterall, it was lightly seasoned, not breaded or coated! Then, once I'd managed to choke down whatever it was, I discovered part of a back molar missing, complete with a nice
sharp edge! Fortunately, as I'm pretty unhappy with the dentist I've been seeing, my friend Denise's dentist (who I've known casually for 20yrs or so,) was able to work me in - during their lunch break, bless them! Saga's end, treatment plan scheduled!
Doesn't that just BITE?
Well, it's time to check on the pig in the oven, so please excuse any crazy typo's I may be ignoring! Be happy, be healthy, be crazy!