~~~~~~~~~~~~Critters ~ this plump possum paid us an Easter Sunday visit, came up the driveway, he/she must have mugged the Easter bunny along the way:)
Stitching ~ one of my WIP's will remain as such forever as I've lost interest in the design after a less than cordial reply from a very well established designer. I politely asked if it would be possible to gleen the stitch count on one of her new charts, her reply was look at the chart when it was released. I was left without an answer, unsure if the design size would work for me, and a clear message that my inquiry was nothing more than a bother. Needles to say, the stitch count is no longer a concern to me and a bother I'll no longer be. I share this tidbit for the simple reason I was a bit surprised, it's the only time I've ever had a less than cordial stitching experience. I truly believe it was a rare occurrence, everybody has a bad day, I've no reason to think it'll happen again. Still, I won't be finishing my WIP as it would only remind me of unpleasantness.
Cooking ~ did your mom ever bring home that tangy ham salad from the local grocery deli? Well, I'm here to assure that you can make easy-peasy ham salad with your leftover Easter ham, you might even have everything on hand in your pantry!
In case you're interested:
Chunk your leftover ham and grind with plenty of Bread & Butter pickles without juice (reserve the juice).
If desired, add a few onion chunks/celery/onion powder, grind again.
Transfer ground mixture into a mixing bowl.
Add reserved pickle juice a little at a time, very little ~ you want it on the dry side, mix well. Remember, those pickle have a lot of juice in them!
Add mayo a small spoonful at a time, again think more dry than runny, mix well til you get a nice thick spreadable consistency. You're done, enjoy!
~~~~~~~~~~~~St. Patty's Day Update ~ here's our corned beef, (about 3 lbs flat cut), cooked in crockpot covered 3/4 with beef broth (nothing else) on low for 15 hours, yes ~ 15! It never burned or got tough, flaked apart so nicely, no slicing needed, like buttah. Hmmmm, seems the tater salad opted-out on having its' picture taken, you know how tempermental those taters can be!
~~~~~~~~~~~~Thanks to each of you for visiting, I always enjoy our time together ~ wishing you all a lovely week to come!