20160425_172159(1600x1200)Aside from that roast beef Sunday dinner we’ve been getting by on sammiches or leftovers of one description or another.  At least this fish sammich needed some cooking.  I did the double fillet just for the camera, one of the pieces came right off and was eaten separately.20160424_122616(1600x1200)This is a better representation of the usual this week, cold cuts and cheese with lettuce and fresh peppers in a vinaigrette.  It was very good!  Not one to suffer, me.20160430_163629(1600x1200)Okay, this took a little time but mostly just simmering unattended.  We bought some huge ham hocks up north at that meat processor we go to a few times a year.  One of them simmered in broth with an onion for 3 or 4 hours.  We took it out to cool and clean of meat and added green beans and potatoes during the last hour for one of our favorite dinners,  Real down home comfort food.  I added bay leaves, dried thyme and oregano to the broth.PICT2200(1600x1200)It’s not all kumbaya at the back pond with all the creatures large and small getting along.  It’s really too blurry to see much here but that’s the fox and a raccoon having a little set-to.  A big ‘coon would be more than a match for the skinny little fox we have been seeing so I don’t think much came of this.  I hope the fox is OK.20160501_130623_HDR(1600x1200)Toby is keeping watch on the rhodie we have just out the back door.  I have no idea what the varietal name is of this thing, it was a gift from a friend years ago and she didn’t know, either.20160427_125044(1600x1200)Here’s another of those sammiches.  Those peppers are those that have been showing up in the produce section of the Kroger store these past few years.  They aren’t a bit hot so Mrs J can eat them.  They are very handy, nearly seedless, a breeze to slice and are very pretty.20160502_181606[1](1600x1200)I was hungry for cake, this is a box mix spice cake that Mrs J turned into a carrot cake with grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and some raisins.  Store bought cream cheese icing tops it.