Beef · Christmas

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

christmas morning(A glimpse at the Christmas morning chaos.)

This is really the first day I’ve had time to sit and type since before Christmas.  All that other time was spent either in preparation for the holiday (and holiday eve) or cleaning up after it, or working. 

And my camera hasn’t been working, either, so that’s been frustrating.  Bear with the cell phone pictures a bit longer, please.

I’m skipping ahead to our dinner on Christmas Day.  Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.  I believe I’ve said it before, but this meal alone is probably responsible for me never lasting as a vegetarian years ago.  I think I could survive for five days on the aroma alone.

And the best part, especially on a busy holiday, is how easy it is to make.

Beef · Canning and Preserving · Chicken · Stock · Stocking Up

Pressure Canning Beef and Chicken Stock


Way back in May, as a combination Mother’s Day, Birthday, Christmas, and any other gift-receiving holiday you can think of, I got a pressure canner.  And I’ve been waiting to use it.  I knew that the first thing I wanted to can was homemade stock.  I make a lot of stock, chicken especially, and I’d wanted the pressure canner especially so I could put the stock in jars and give us more room in the freezer. 

Finally, a couple of weeks ago, the pressure canner made its canning debut….

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French Fridays with Dorie – Hachis Parmentier

It was a bit crazy in the kitchen the day I made Hachis Parmentier.  Vocabulary homework, spelling reviews, math problems, an upcoming social studies test, school picture orders (they want me to pay how much???), and I don’t remember what else was going on, but I felt like I was being pulled and tugged at… Continue reading French Fridays with Dorie – Hachis Parmentier