Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Answers . . .

The fluffy stuff is: leftovers! This was an almost free dinner. And it would have been much tastier had I remembered the cheese for the broccoli. I just added some Land O Lakes and served it. The cheese languished in the refrigerator.

Leftover what? Leftover pork chops that were of different ages. Various leftover chops from various meals were frozen and vacuum bagged (at various times). After accumulating enough of the orphans to make a dinner, the sealed packages are placed in a pot of water and simmered for 20-30 minutes. They taste like just-baked, fresh from the oven. Really.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it . . . .

2 comments:

ol Doc said...

How many orphans does it take to feed a hungry family? Were they packaged individually or in a group bag from whichever night they became leftovers? Do you douse them in barbeque sauce after simmering? Aren't you glad we live here, rather than in some third world country where leftover parched corn is the meal of the day! Still, I'll bet parched corn would look really good - if we were hungry - especially with Land O Lakes added....

RANGER said...

One could add BBQ sauce if one wished. They were juicy and stuff like that, right out of the bag. Well, I did fold parchment paper around them after they were frozen to prevent the bones from poking through the plastic and spoiling the vacuum seals.

Groups? You have leftovers in groups?

To be honest about it, there was a package of three, a package of two and one packaged up solo: all from differing stays in the freezer.

All were happy to be adopted by our family.