Saturday, December 29, 2018
Let me tell you about Christmas day at our motor home.
Automobiles of Art
My first work truck, '50 Chevy
Today: Happy New Year
Sherry gave me a Big Merry Christmas kiss, you knew that, didn’t you? I promised to do breakfast and supper. (I am the omelet chef after watching the dudes’ on one cruise ship do it.)
I prepared my omelet ingredients the night before: Ham, tomato, cheese, onion and carrots. I precooked the carrots night before. I always use Mrs. Dash since I know NOTHING of herbs and spices, so some of ‘em gotta be right. My ‘mainest’ job every night is to set up our Mr. Coffee. Sherry turned on the coffee.
I buttered the pan, sprayed it with the ‘this ain’t never gonna stick stuff’, and sautéed the onions. When the onions were about done, I threw the cold carrots in to warm them up. Everything is going great. I whipped up 4 eggs, sprayed the pan again and egged it. I made two heaping spoons of grits.
Then I heard
Sherry say, “It is just water.” I looked and immediately realized I had not put coffee grounds in the pot. We had a good laugh and Sherry dumped the water and fixed it.
I continued my masterpiece adding all the ingredients as the eggs congealed or hardened, whatever. I grated mild cheddar.
It all looked great, now the ‘chef thing’. I slid that dude out and flipped the last half onto the first, sealing the deal. Perfect, I did it without a missed heartbeat. The omelet was perfect. I took a note from a chef’s book and saved a hand full of ingredients to spread across the top, it was pretty. Now we had coffee. I had thawed two biscuits Sherry had frozen and heated them in the toaster oven.
We had jelly and butter to go with the omelet. It was a great Christmas breakfast, with the best of company!
For supper (dinner) I pressured chicken quarters in broth, made rice and gravy. We usually have peas, but alas I could find no peas, so I had to substitute mixed veggies. That doesn’t work as well, I usually have peas with onion and carrots, I add a little stevia (for the carrots) and garlic of course. I also serve candied Cranberry sauce.
I serve the Thigh over rice. We keep the legs and mix all leftovers for soup the next day.
I was reminded of this because we just ate the left over soup, it had been frozen. We added peas, it was perfect!
Same work truck, Nephew Ted, a hero, painted it for me.