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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Smoked Salmon Benedict





With the cold weather here, I've been using a lot of the home canned goods I put away this year. Makes for a fairly quick and easy meal.
This morning I made sort of an egg benedict with some of the salmon I cold smoked and canned last Feb...



Went with two slices of whole grain toast...



heated some of the smoked salmon in butter, then topped the toast and sprinkled with a few scallions.




Topped with an egg...




Drizzled with hollandaise, more scallions, pepper to taste, and called er good. 






It really tasted good this morning for some reason. Seems like I only make eggs benedict when camping. I'll have to quit being lazy and make this more often. :D



The cold front hit. I'm sure everyone north of me is feeling the winter blast too!  The temperature said -11 when I woke up this morning. Quite a change from 70F on Friday!
There was a dusting of snow, maybe an inch. Not quite enough for me to make snowballs or snow angels though. :)

Hope everyone keeps safe and warm.. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Smoked Chuck on Fry Bread




One of the things I love about smoking chuck roasts, is how many meals I can make out of one. I think I made at least three meals from these two small chuck roasts.


Shredded the meat...


I went with fry bread for this meal. It's really easy to make!

For the fry bread I mix 2 cups of flour,
1 TBS baking powder
and 1 tsp salt
Blend in 1 TBS lard or shortening
Then add 1/2 cup of warm water
Blend well and let dough rest for 30 minutes. 





Divide the dough into at least 6 pieces, flatten with a rolling pin or your hands. Try to make the outer edges thicker than the center.
Fry til golden.
I like to use a spoon to drizzle the hot oil over the bread as it fries. This helps the top puff. Then turn and finish browning.


Top the hot bread with warm smoked chuck, fresh pico, cilantro, cheese...


I like to add a dollop of sour cream. Also topped with some of my home made Hatch chile sauce and garden salsa...


You can pick it up to eat but I end up loosing most of the toppings down the front of me.... so I used a knife and fork for starters. 




Winter must be around the corner, it's colder than heck here!  The month is flying by too fast. I've been spending a lot of time breaking ice for the animals. It's hard for me to switch from running around in shorts, to bundling up til I can barely move. I feel like a tick, ready to pop.  I'm not a good bundler! :)

One thing I do love about this time of the year...the sunsets are amazing. The air is so crisp and fresh.



Hope everyone is keeping warm. Thanks for stopping by!