Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 May KAL - Daisy Dishcloth

2009 May KAL - Daisy DishclothI love knitting these dishcloths. I need to start doing some plain white ones so I can bleach my countertops. They are very simple, if you are new to knitting.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Raindrops in the Pond

It's hard to garden this year in between the raindrops. My flowers are loving the extra moisture, but then again so are the weeds. (sigh)
This is our backyard pond that is home to 20 rescued feeders from the local pet shop. Some are up to 6 inches long. They are very lucky fish, for when we are on the road, they are fed by Colton, our neighbors son.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cooking A Delicious Beef Tongue

Delicious Beef Tongue

1 Large Beef Tongue ( Size to Fit your pot)
1 Large Onion3 Bay Leaves
1 tsp. Thyme Leaves, or ground if that's what you have.

Choose a good size tongue at your local meat market. If you have a large family cook several in your large stock pot. If it is frozen make sure you allow it to defrost totally.

Wash your tongue after removing it from its package, and put it in your large pot, making sure the water will cover your chosen tongue.

Add a quartered onion, and all the spices. Fill your pan with water making sure to cover tongue with water.

Cover and Cook on your stove-top at medium heat until it's at a good boil, then reduce heat to low and let it cook for 4 to 5 hours. Your time won't change whether you are cooking 1 or 10 tongues. You may need to add hot water if the water gets low. This usually only happens if you are using a large stock-pot with a loose lid.

You know when your tongue is done when a large piercing fork slides in and out easily and there is no color to the juices from piercing holes.

Turn off your stove-top heat and allow tongue to stand for 15 minutes. CAREFULLY remove tongue to a large plate. I use the large piercing fork to hold the tongue in place and use a sharp knife to start peeling the heavy skin. It peels easily while the tongue is hot. Just becareful because it can have pockets of boiling water trapped under the skin.

You can eat the tongue hot as a main course, or my children and grandkids favorite is cold tongue sandwiches.
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