she was a good cook, for her size. And she really was. Everyone laughed when she said that, seeing as how she was quite large (most of the time.) She tried to get me interested in cooking, but I didn't care anything about cooking or food, until I quit smoking. Little by little, I learned on my own.
Today, I declare I am a good soup-maker (for any size.) I made crock-pot pork chops on Wednesday; a recipe I got from Facebook. They were not a big hit, since they got too dry. I was determined to use that pork in some other way, as there was too much left to toss it out.
I got a large Dutch oven and poured some fat-free/low sodium chicken stock into it. The pork chops went into a colander so I could wash off the remaining sauce (chicken/mushroom soup and ranch dressing mix). I broke the chops into bite-sized pieces, adding it to the broth. I put in some sauteed mushrooms from the night before, that had been cooked with onions and celery. Then I added a can of diced tomatoes, a can of green beans, about 1/2 cup of barley and a large dollop of left-over mashed potatoes. A generous sprinkling of Mrs. Dash finished it off, along with another of black pepper. It simmered for 30 minutes, then after cooling it went into the fridge for a few hours. I warmed it up for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I love using mostly left-overs to make soup!
On Sunday, we will have lived here a month. I surprised everyone by cleaning up the garage well enough to pull the car in 3 nights ago. Mr. K was certain that I'd not be able to do that for months and months. I love proving him wrong! The living areas are all usable and neat, although if you open a closet or cabinet, stuff may fall out....lol. We are enjoying being here quite a lot.
But there is an albatross around our necks, and it is the other home we are trying to sell. It hasn't been on the market long, so we are trying not to get too anxious about it. No doubt, it is stressful, though, so a quick sale would be beneficial in many ways. If you are a praying person, will you join us in praying for that? We'd be ever so grateful.