I am trying to adhere to the Biblical "Day of Rest." So yesterday I did just that. There was some reading and some napping and some messing about on the computer and some crocheting and movie watching in the evening. The biggest thing I did was heat up leftovers for hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy, shared with Oldest Son for supper. It was a nice day.
Just because some of us are retired doesn't mean that every day is a day of rest. I had the meat from my 21 lb. turkey, minus a couple of meals, in the fridge so I saved out enough for a few days worth of sandwiches and packaged up the rest. I was able to wedge it into the freezer by doing a bit of restacking.
There were the bones and scraps from three turkeys waiting for me, so those have been cooking all morning. When the pots cool down, I'll strain out the bones and bits of skin, pour the broth into my large stock pot and refrigerate it over night. By morning the fat will have solidified on top of the broth and I can skim it off. This I will save for frying as it adds some really good flavor to potatoes and other fried foods. Using the fat this way means there is less cooking oil to buy. I do the same with bacon grease. The broth will be heated, ladled into jars and canned.
I have some broth and carrots, potatoes and onions simmering on the back burner. Soon I will add pieces of leftover turkey gleaned from the bones and maybe a handful or two of rice to the mix. It is turkey soup and cornbread for supper. Snow is predicted here today and Oldest Son said soup would likely taste pretty good to him after a day of working outside in this weather. Most times Son does his own cooking when he gets home from work, but now and then it is nice to have him come over to my apartment and share a meal.
Those who guess what the weather will be like on a daily basis are telling us we may get up to 6 inches of snow, starting this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow. It isn't all that cold, the outdoor temperature sitting at 33 degrees this morning, which means the snow will more than likely be heavy and wet. Power outages can be caused by that kind of snowfall. My Kindle is charging just in case. I have all the food and water I need and the propane space heater and the propane camp stove I bought this fall are both ready to go. Yesterday Son got a few things at the grocery and he brought me a bag of Peanut Butter Cup minis and some other snacks. I have plenty of coffee, chocolate and something to read. You know, the important stuff. I am ready. :)
White Bear, Saskatchewan - Dale Redekopp
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