It has been very cold lately and it snowed here all day. It is beautiful and I am so happy to have snow on the ground. I hope to go snowshoeing tomorrow and take some pictures of all the white. But today we have been staying inside where it is cozy and warm.
I am happy about getting this blog settled in its new place. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. I can’t say I enjoyed talking to the lady at Hostgator. She was very rude and actually laughed at me. I did have a lot of questions, but I have been paying them all year and I guess I figured I deserved to be given some time. I guess she didn’t think that way. Glad I am done with them. So far, things have been easy and working with WordPress.com is very clean and understandable.
I made Brussel sprouts the other night. They came out so good. I used to eat them as a child and hated them. They would be frozen or come out of a can. Eww! Then I decided to serve them fresh to my family and would roast them with salt and pepper and olive oil. The family ate them but I never got a great response. Then I cooked them in a crock with the lid on and generously salted and peppered them. Sprinkled a bit of oil and baked at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. My family raved over them. They love them that way. I asked what was wrong with the other kind and they said that roasting them made some of the skins hard. I love it when they are honest with me. Constructive criticism is a good thing.
Before Thanksgiving I made some lard. I explain how to render lard here. I used small mason jars rather than large ones. I found out the hard way the lard is very hard to get to when it is deep in a jar. The jars I used this time are 16 oz jars and that is exactly what I need for my pie recipe.
Here is my weekly menu. Hope it helps you decide what to make. I always love different ideas. I would love to hear your ideas!
Monday: Honey Garlic Chicken with thai veggies and rice
Tuesday: Squash soup and crackers or bread
Wednesday: Homemade mac and cheese with side of broccoli
Thursday: Taco night
Friday: Potluck in afternoon, leftovers at night
Saturday: Chuck roast with homemade cream of mushroom soup and mashed potatoes and carrots
Sunday: Chicken Soup and crusty bread
Have a great week!