The First Church’s Christmas Barrel
by Caroline Abbott Stanley
People!! Trust me on this one!
It. Is. Excellent.
A favorite quote from this short story:
[missionary couple talking, husband to wife]
“There isn’t one woman in a hundred that could have managed so well.”
She snuggled up to him. “That pays me–if I needed pay, which I don’t.
It was a work of love and–well, maybe a little necessity.
You told me once that I had a genius for poverty.“
“And God knows it has had no chance to lie dormant,”
he said bitterly.
~ Good Smells
sliced orange and sliced lemon
add water and simmer, replenishing water as needed
reheat the next day
and the next…
I have some lemons which are past their prime.
This puts them to perfect use.
~ Good Tastes
A simple, fast, delicious recipe:
one jar grape jelly
one bottle Chili sauce
Combine jelly and sauce, heat.
Pour over meatballs and warm them
in oven or crockpot.
I am aging prime rib roast in the fridge, per Cook’s Illustrated and brother Dan.
It dehydrates and forms a crust which I’ll shave off before I cook the meat.
Christmas is the only day of the year that I fix prime rib.
If you are interested, message me and I’ll send you the instructions.
When our hunters get an elk, we make hamburger jerky. Yum!
You run it across a Microplane Grater / Zester for fresh nutmeg.
Perfect on hot oatmeal, on hot chocolate, hot butternut squash soup,
beef stroganoff, or hot buttered rum!