I woke up this morning trying to identify the smell in the air.
"Oh yeah, that's right...it's New Years Day."
Eating the right food on New Years Day brings luck. Unfortunately for MY household, both SM and I were raised with the thought that eating Sauerkraut and Pork will give us luck in the New Year. (SM asked that I slow cook it in the crock pot overnight for "brunch-time" today.)
Now I love me some pig. I haven't met a pig part that I didn't like. Except pork rinds...those fried up nasty things you get at the 7 Eleven during a road trip. (yick) I'm not even sure pig parts are even in pork rinds. (double yick) SM likes BBQ pork rinds. I'm not kissing him after those, I can tell you that.
Come to think of it, I'm not sure SM has met a food he didn't like. "Hey Baby!?! What food don't you like?"
(Coffee cup in hand...deer in the headlights look for sure.)
"Oh that's right...it's only 7 am...Soorrrry."
I don't think he likes brussel sprouts....or Okra. But who does? (grin)
Now I don't grow cabbage...it seems silly to grow it when the only kind of cabbage I like is in coleslaw. It's sweet, crispy and crunchy. Yum. Perfect summer side. But I can buy a head of cabbage here and there for those times that I want to top a Brat with some yummy coleslaw.
But sauerkraut is just wrong...stinky stuff. Now I've read most of your blogs and understand that I am alone in thinking that Sauerkraut is unappealing. Sorry. But let me offer up another acquired taste. One that will make alot of you turn your noses up.
Yep...I love me some split pea soup. Double YUM.
Looks nasty, doesn't it? But sooo good. I trimmed off some of the smaller ham bits off the bone (bone went into the freezer for now) and made up this soup yesterday.
SM declared it "better than Progresso."
Say what? (Please understand that until a couple of years ago any soup in this household (except Chili) came out of a can. And SM's favorite brand was Progresso.)
The only Progresso in the house now is his Tomato Basil. (You just wait until I have a successful tomato crop. I plan on canning some good tomato soups and sauces this year.)
But anyway...Last night SM came home to find, homemade Split Pea Soup, a homemade pizza I whipped up (sorry no picture but "Hey" it's a pizza...) and some Strawberry Sorbet I made from some of the berries I picked and froze this year.
(He ate some before it had solidified.)
And today? Sauerkraut and Pork.
Man...my house is gonna be stinky (evil grin)
What stinky stuff have YOU got cooking today?