Monday, May 25, 2020

Chapter 53

Today is the beginning of Chapter 53 for me.  With the pandemic still going strong it will just be the big guy and I celebrating at home.

Friday we went to our local meat market and picked up two beautiful large beef bones with meat.  I started the broth yesterday at 2 pm and when I woke up today the kitchen smells amazing.  I love making homemade chicken and beef broth.  There are so many ways to use it. The bone marrow is so good for you.  I use organic/local meat bones because with the broth you really want to make sure it was a good healthy animal.

My maternal grandparents had a farm when I was growing up.  So I grew up eating the meat that they raised.  I can remember my favorite part of a pork chop or chicken bone or steak bone was to suck the flavorful marrow out.  (Some may think that is disgusting, but it is really delicious.)

Bone Broth
2 large carrots
2 medium onions
4 stalks of celery
celery tops
4 thumb size pieces of ginger
5 cloves garlic
Chicken carcass or beef bones
Cover with water

Cook in slow cooker for 24 hours.

I don't add any spices to the bone broth because I use it to make various different dishes.  When I warm the broth for that dish I will add the spices.

This is how the beef bone broth looked when I started it.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A few dinners from this past week.

All beef hotdog, chili, cheese wrapped in an eggroll wrapper.  

Ground beef, pinto beans, Mexican seasonings over rice with a cheese roll up.

An amazing grass fed sirloin.

Saturday night dinner.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A simple but tasty lunch

We don't eat lunch meat very often and we probably only eat ham once or twice a year.  For some reason though I was craving a maple glazed ham, swiss cheese sandwich.

I took beautiful chibatta bread, spread a little mayo and Dijon mustard on it.  Added sliced ham, swiss cheese and red onions.  I toasted them in the oven for about 5 minutes to warm the inside. I ate mine with a side of bread and butter pickles.

Simple but craving fulfilled.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Things That Make Me Smile

I LOVE the colors in our back yard this time of year.

My orchid at work is blooming again!  It is 4 years old.  It bloomed solid for two years.  I repotted it and now it is blooming again.  

Saturday morning pancakes.

Family Favorite Flapjacks
From The Wooden Spoon Bread Book

Sift together and set aside...
1 cup unbleached ap flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, beat...
2 eggs

Blend into beaten eggs...
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup buttermilk

Add dry ingredients to the buttermilk mixture, stirring only until dry ingredients are moist.  Bake on a lightly greased preheated pan/griddle at medium high, turning only once.  Makes approximately 10 4 inch cakes.

Have a wonderful Saturday!!