Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday This-n-That

Not sure what all I will put on here today . . . Just random things I guess.

We got SNOW last night! Only about 1/4 of an inch, but it was still snow. I was excited, if no one else was! It was so pretty coming down, big fluffy flakes.

This is taken on our back deck.

Dad just called and I guess we are going to cook our spiral-cut ham for Christmas. I was planning on a beef roast. That is ok, I can do the roast for New Year's. The sides I had planned for the roast will go well with the ham. So ham for Christmas and beef roast and chicken (ds does not eat beef) for New Year's.

I cannot find my Christmas cards! I put them somewhere and now I can't remember where! So frustrating. I hope I find them this next week or I will have to go and buy some - Ugh.

I have decided that whoever wallpapered this house was an idiot. I am talking overlap of 4-5 inches. And then wonder why the glue does not hold - DUH! I did manage to get one part of the loose border re-stuck down, working on the other part.

My poor husband doesn't know what to think. I cook all manner of things he is not used to eating. He does not care for squash unless it is summer squash. I love squash of all sorts. He does not like beans - I love them. It is funny, I can always tell when he doesn't care for something - he will eat it in big mouthfuls and eats it all, first thing. He will eat it, tho, brave boy. Last night I fixed this dish that I loved and Honey - well, he ate it in big mouthfuls first thing. I tried telling him how good dark orange veggies are for you but he said it was like having cowboys and indians in his stomach. I settled him down with a rhubarb cookie (recipe tomorrow).

Butternut Squash with Leeks and Bacon

1/2 of a small butternut squash, peeled and sliced fairly thin
a knob of butter
a handful of sliced leek
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
cajun seasoning or whatever you like
a bit of chicken broth

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Fry squash, turning once. Season well. Toss leeks in towards the end and give everything a good stir. Pour a bit of chicken broth, maybe 1/3 cup or so over all and let it cook until almost totally gone. Top with crumbled bacon and serve.


Cheryl said...

That looks good to me! Snow, I pray we get some this weekend!

Linda said...

I have never fried squash - might need to try this one!! I better stick with my soup and pudding for now though.

The Blonde Duck said...

I saw you around and wanted to say hi!

Marie said...

That looks so good Raquel!!! Todd eats pretty much anything I put in front of him, but he is not fond of pasta, chocolate or pizza. I do torture him with those from time to time. XXOO

nicisme said...

Oh how wonderful to get some snow!
This sounds so delicious, I do love butternut squash.

Vicky said...

WoW! Somebody has never fried squash? Sliced, onion, salt and pepper and somebody other than me preparing it. uummmmmm

I laughed at the foods your hubby doesn't like. Mine tells people that I think he's God -- 3 burnt offerings per day. I have about 5 dishes that always turn out ok...

Thanks for the prayer Rachel. By trade, I am a real estate appraiser and some of my transactions were apparently used for illegal means back in 1996 ish. Needless to say the stress involved and the consequences it could bring to me are horrendous. I genuinely thought things like this only happened in suspense novels. Thanks again.

Jan said...

Tell that hubby of yours that you have quite enough with one picky eater in the house, I'm thinking of ds, of course. :-)

Sounds delish, Raquel. Love and hugs.

PS I hope you find your Crimbo cards.

kari and kijsa said...

This sounds fabulous! Loved your touch of snow!
We have a fun giveaway of a target gift card today with the AHA for go red! A little early Christmas gift!

kari & kijsa