Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sprout's Farmer's Market this weekend and they had some of the best looking fresh green beans I've seen in a while. I couldn't resist and bought a huge bag of beans. Today I'm cooking them up and I'm here to tell you that I am already looking forward to having a good size portion for supper!
I shouldn't tell, but I did have a sample as part of the taste test, to determine seasoning adjustment and they were yummy!
This recipe is far from exotic or complicated. I have often not posted very simple recipes but a friend of mine kindly reminded me that not everyone knows how to cook. So with that in mind, here's how I cook fresh green beans.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
What to fix for my lunch box next week? I get tired of salads, and can't always guarantee there will be leftovers from supper. Last Thanksgiving the local grocery was running a special of a free ham with the purchase of a turkey. Well, I was in the market for a turkey and wasn't going to say no to a free ham! Meat is so expensive, you just can't look the other way on those deals! So along with the turkey I took home the free ham and stashed it in the freezer.
Earlier in the week I moved the 6 pound ham to thaw and today is the day to figure out what to do with all that ham. I used my KitchenAid food processor fitted with the shredder blade to do the heavy lifting for me. Do you guys have any idea how much shredded ham a 6 pound ham produces? Holy Moley! I'm glad I have some super-sized crockery bowls!
I used part of the ham to make this tasty ham salad and froze enough shredded ham for another batch. The rest I mixed up into the ham loaf that I posted previously.
Without further adieu, here's the star of the show!
- My career is in IT. Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog. I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.