Only 357 days until Christmas. . .
While cooking our New Year's dinner I turned to Pooldad and asked "Are we done cooking YET?"
He laughed because honestly it feels like we have been churning out big, home cooked, traditional meals, snacks, gifts and desserts since October.
Don't get me wrong - y'all know me. Next to eating, I love to cook. The family loves to cook. And yesterday's meal was no exception. We went pantry diving and were able to have a scrumptious meal of smoked pork chops, scalloped potatoes, collards [had to buy these fresh - 99 cents/lb - bargain], yeast rolls and a chocolate bundt cake.
The scalloped potatoes and collards were new [to me] recipes, but wowser - they were both so delicious.
Pooldad smoked me a turkey leg to make the collards, which was wonderful because it has no sodium like a ham hock would. There are no leftovers of these. :D
I didn't even come close to finishing the chop, but I do know what I am having for lunch. :wink:
We have one more holiday visit today and then we can officially say goodbye to the 2011 season. I am not sad to see it go as much as I am so happy I was here to enjoy it. That's a big YIPPEEE!
Now, bring on 2012! I am ready.
Have a great week Tadpoles. See ya' on the flipside.