Thor is happy that so many of you enjoyed his baby and teenage pictures. As I flipped through photo albums, I was struck over and over by the fact that he's always laying around wherever his people are, just enjoying the company - and sometimes chasing them (see the picture of him chasing Dan on the sled for proof).
It was cold, rainy and thundering on Wednesday night. The next street over lost their power for a while, so I took inspiration from the traditional "New England Boiled Dinner" of corned beef and cabbage. This was done quickly, and, best of all, at least from my perspective, it was not terribly salty.
UNTRADITIONAL BOILED DINNER
2 to 3 pound ham quarter
Red potatoes - 1 to 2 per person plus 2 for the pot (or the dog)
1 carrot per person, quartered lengthwise and cut in segments
1 large onion, cut in eighths
1 tbsp salt
Put the ham in the pot with the onion and salt, and barely cover with water. Start cooking according to package directions. When the ham is 30 minutes from done, add the potatoes and carrots, and cook until done. Remove the ham from the pan, skim out the carrots, and drain the potatoes. Put 1/2 stick butter on the carrots, and add butter and parsley to the potatoes to make Heart Attack Potatoes. I added steamed spinach to this, because all of my meals contain something green (I tell my children it's required under State Statute #2). I passed a honey mustard sauce for the ham. Thor got his potatoes and some carrots along with ham, and everyone was happy!
Book sale this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend!