Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Now local meat markets and individuals who specialize in making hogshead cheese, boudin and sausages make it from pork roast seasonings and gelatin. Everyone has their own recipe and everyone has their own favorite. My favorite was Taffe's. He made the best in my opinion. I just found out he moved to Picayune, Mississippi after Katrina. Too far to drive. So.....
My me and my 74 year old Mother-In-Law made her recipe. She and her family used to make hogshead cheese every year when they would butcher a pig. My husband remembers it very well. I also was delighted to be able to use the green onions, cayenne peppers and parsley that I grew myself.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
My sister said her son called her and informed her it was nuts at his school. Everyone was running outside to feel and play in the snow, teachers included. I heard it was quite a while before order could be restored.
My children's school allowed them to go outside to enjoy the snow as well. At Tera's concert that night you could tell everyone was in a happy mood.
See the my neighbor's palm orchard in the back ground? Snow in the palms!
Here is my sago with a little snow build up.
Here is one of the chicken tractors. See the orange trees loaded with fruit in the back?
Some Christmasy ones with little pillow peppermints.
Here is the simple and yummy icing recipe. I don't know why anyone buys canned icing. This is so easy, cheap and tastes much much better.
16 oz of confectioner's sugar
1 stick of butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of cocoa (natural unsweetened)
A little milk (to get consistency)
Put everything but milk into mixer bowl. Add a little milk and mix gently at first to keep from scattering sugar. Keep mixing until consistency is correct, add milk a little bit at a time until the icing is soft and thick but not runny. The key is to continue to whip until icing is light and fluffy. If you like your icing more chocolaty add more cocoa.
Variations: Substitute lemon juice or bananas for cocoa
Double or triple or quadruple or....whatever...the recipe to get as much icing as you need.