Hello all! I know, I know....I've been like a run away that just came home. haha. The good news is I have been busy trying to get a business started clear in another country, preparing for Christmas and trying not to lose myself in the whole process of things.
I have been kinda taking it easy lately in the kitchen. We have been eating this and that, something or nothing; until I finally had to go shopping or we would have to break into our emergency stash! Yes, we have one of those...:-)
Soooo, I purchased a large, smoked hock. I had every intention of cooking it down and adding it to some cabbage, but got inspired in the kitchen along the way. You know, a little of this and a little of that. It's amazing what you can pull off in a tiny kitchen like the one we have here in Canada.
Anyway, here is the finished result of slow cooking it with a special mustard sauce that I pulled out of my head while it was cooking. I just put some stuff together with mustard and .....BOOM! There it was....:-)
The thing was so large that even after cooking it, we had to put it on a platter.
I made a side of rice with the onions and spices from the hock and some broccoli.
I think I may have gotten 4 fork fulls in and noticed that Chris's plate was just about empty and there were a lot of sounds coming from his spot at the table.....
sounds like; "ummmmm"...."wow"......."um, um, um" hahaha
And then there was the ultimate compliment of "you can make money on that!" accompanied by a thumbs up....:-).
Just another adventure in the kitchen with yours truly....:-). And it ain't even Christmas yet! haha
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! I plan to.......:-)