Fall view

Fall view
A View From Our Deck

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blog Updates From Fabric Bags to Pulled Pork and Beef Sandwiches

I haven't been blogging much the last few days because I have been busy getting set for Christmas.  I did make it much easier on myself by making the fabric bags.  They aren't pretty but wrapping the presents was quick and easy.

Presents wrapped and under the tree.

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We were expecting a big snowstorm last night, but that didn't amount to much.  My husband got a new snowblower a couple weeks ago, but hasn't used it yet.  He is hoping the wind will kick up and the snow will drift enough for him to use it tomorrow.

We got some snow but not enough to cover the grass in the marsh.

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I lost the first gold crown I had put in 44 years ago.  I will have to call my dentist tomorrow.  It doesn't hurt so I don't know when I will get in to get it fixed.  Hopefully I will be able to have the quick fix method and not something more extensive.

http://www.thecabincountess.com/2013/10/high-tech-dentistry-in-our-little-town.html

Lastly I have an update on a blog I did earlier.  It was for the Pulled Pork and Beef sandwiches I make often.  I took a short cut today and it worked out beautifully.  Instead of putting the Pork Roast and the Beef Roast in the slow cooker for many hours, I used the pressure cooker and pressured them for 1 1/2 hours (from frozen) in some water.  They became very tender.  Then instead of shredding the meat with two forks as I usually do, I put them in the bowl of my Kitchen Aid mixer and set it on a low speed.  It shredded the meat perfectly.  No mess and such a time saver.

I know I have a lot of gadgets but I cook a lot, and they save so much time.

The pork and beef shredded to a perfect size.

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