Trying out frugal meat week.
TUESDAY: bought a ham (20 bucks) spiral, bone in served it with mashed roots, applesauce, veg - happy boys
WEDNESDAY: texted Robert from class how to make gnocchi and use the ham...he decided to saute rather than toss the ingredients together - gnocchi with a bit of onion, bits of ham, olive oil...then add salt and pep and parmesan...salad on side. i came home late, boys layin about the fire, yum they said, daddy can cook...
THURSDAY: back from class early. Attempt to use leftover mashed roots to make a version of latke/potato pancake with some drippings from ham and more oil, adding egg, flour and onion and HAM to the mashed. as my web recipes tell me. Realized mediocre crispiness is because of the low starch in the sweet potato and parsnips...they eat them politely. With more applesauce.
FRIDAY: I notice the house has a ham smell when you first walk in. For dinner had Pizza - Hawaiian with....that meat again.
SATURDAY: back from the hill (ski/snowboarding), cold to the bone from watching them (yes for those interested, I wore a HAT). Used ham bone and drippings, bay leaves to make pea soup. It's my sister-in-law Dineke's recipe with apple and cumin, garlic, carrot, potato, onions, split peas and HAM...very good. I make sure not too goopy as pea soup can get that way fast. Even so, Ezra decides the texture is off-putting. He has agreed to pose with the bowl on the condition that he can express his feelings towards whats in it.
Older two and Robert plough through it and say its good when prompted...hockey game is starting. I am feeling the need to get out and eat something other than ham.
Put pea soup and rest of ham to rest. In the freezer. For the winter.
Robert has cleaned whole kitchen...pea soup does get around...and is making coffee. i do love that man.