Tidbits

DSC_1384 (1600x1060)We buy whole, boneless, smoked hams when they go on sale during and after the Holidays.  I usually slice them thin and freeze the slices in a vacuum bag but I cut a few slices thick just for this classic meal.  At least its classic for me!DSC02963 (1600x1200)Good spot for a kitteh.  This is Clarabell, she was left on the shelter’s front porch in a box marked stray.  She had some issues with her skin and coat but they are all now remedied.  Clarabell looks to have some Maine Coon in her background.  She’s shy but coming around.DSC_1398 (1600x1060)I bought a bag of frozen, shredded, potatoes that are marketed as hash browns.  I’ve never made these from frozen and wanted to give them a try.  They worked very well!  I am not at all disappointed.  The hot dog looking things are a cheap store branded bratwurst and were tastier than they look.DSC_1393 (1600x1060)Tacos!  I’m not from anywhere near where authentic Tex-Mex cuisine is prominent but my understanding is that this sort of taco is what happens when northern influences creep in.  I’m far from being a food snob so I’m not ashamed to say I love these things.DSC02999 (1600x1060)Moar kittehs!  I don’t know much about these other than they are quite young, Mrs J says they were from a neighboring, county run shelter that didn’t have room for them.  St Francis took them in.DSC_1392 (1600x1060)We’ve been using these mini-buns a lot.  This King Arthur recipe, divided into twenty pieces, produces buns 2-1/2 to 3 inches across.  Shape the dough from the same recipe into 6 or 8 logs for nice hoagie rolls.