Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Thursday, November 27, 2014
WHY SWEAT OVER A STOVE ALL DAY TO PRODUCE A MEAL THAT WILL BE EATEN IN LESS THAN AN HOUR?
save a turkey - eat a chicken!
ANOTHER SLOW COOKER
After reading Kulkuri’s comment about baked beans on an earlier post
about slow cooker cooking, I decided to share my slow cooker bean recipe:
should anyone be interested.
I soak baby lima beans overnight. Place them in the slow cooker next morning, cover
them with two chopped onions, a ham steak cut into one inch cubes, a cup of
diced celery, two minced garlic cloves, a can of diced tomatoes, one bay leaf,
a teaspoon each of dried oregano, thyme and basil, a dash of crushed red peppers
to taste and four cups of Chicken stock (again we use McKays.)
I set the cooker to high and cook about six to seven
Baked beans, a glass of cold beer (Canadian) and crusty
bread – you can’t find a better winter feed.
THANKSGIVING IS SLOW COOKER TIME AGAIN
A five pound chicken (I prefer chicken to turkey) stuffed with two lemons quartered; add I cup of chicken broth, two garlic cloves, a bay leaf and sprinkle the bird with Herbs of Provence. Cook on high for six hours.
My wife will make mashed potatoes, savory dressing, green peas and cranberry sauce when we are ready to eat - a glass of Beaujolais. Life is good. The only way this could be any better would be to live in France and work in a vineyard likemicrodot.