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Posted: January 5, 2018
I make ham dinner for Christmas. New Year’s Day is when I enjoy split pea & ham soup. I make split pea soup with a leftover ham bone. I follow the recipe that comes with the ham.
Except, I do things a little differently. I put less ham. I don’t put salt and pepper. Ham is salty already, and I can always add salt later. When it comes to water, I put just enough amount of water to start. I would add more water as needed. Starting with less water is much better than starting with too much water – because there is no going back if you end up with thin soup. You don’t need to think too much about how much water is needed. You can just eyeball it and add more water as needed. The soup will tell you how much water is needed.
To make the soup, you have to be the soup.
Also, I put a few bay leaves that are not in the recipe.
The soup was amazingly good. I ate half and put the other half in the freezer.
Makes 12-16 servings
Oh my God, I’m so busy. I am doing well, but busy during the holiday season. Busy is good ($$$), but I don’t have time for “Costco Blog”
I just wanted to say hi and post a small chit-chat to keep my blog alive. I will get back to you.
Note: Jack In The Box is a fine business establishment and I wish them well. Below is just small talk, a joke. This is how I talk to my friends and family. So, please read it without being serious.
From the below 12 coupons, I can only use two of them. The rest of the coupons require 2 people because they are “2 for” deals. This is like I’m at a roller stake rink and the DJ is playing the couples-only song. I stand aside and look at the couples. I hope this music will end soon so I can continue with the boogie. (boogie down, boogie on down…)
It seems like the DJ Jack is saying, “You sit down for now. It sucks to be alone.”
I’m not in the fast-food business. But, I thought many people eating fast food are single and/or they live alone. So, my guess was that many people will find these coupons useless. But what do I know?
Coupons like these don’t bother me. I never stop and ponder why I live alone. I don’t feel sad when I see “couples only” coupons like this. I throw them in the recycle bin without thinking. I go to Jack in the Box maybe once every 5 years, anyway.
But, in the corner of my subconsciousness, for a split second, I realize I am being discriminated against for being alone. Coupons like this don’t seem fair to single people who live alone. We are being excluded. And that sucks. That thought passes me by so fast that I barely know it’s there. But, it is there.
23rd Costco Shopping in 2021 – $84.99 / $2,597.65 this year
I went to Costco Sunday morning at 10 AM as they opened the door. All I wanted was a 20-pound Butterball turkey, which I found one quickly. Then I picked up some miscellaneous items and holiday treats. They still didn’t have Kirkland Signature Shampoo. So I picked up a Pantene 5 in 1 Shampoo that was on sale ($7.99). It’s a good price. This big container will last me about 6-8 months. The warehouse quickly became busy, so I left in a hurry.
Outside, there was no onion crank at the food court. Some people reported onions are back. But that’s not what I see.
I picked up a Cold Brew Mocha Freeze and hit the road.
This will be my 11th year baking turkey alone. Baking turkey is fun. But, lately, I’ve been thinking maybe it’s time I stop baking turkey and visit my friend or family. We’ll see what happens next year.
The peanuts are good. The Salame Trio is a guaranteed good time (x3). All the good stuff you see in the picture is for my personal enjoyment on Thanksgiving weekend and for the rest of the year. I have officially started my annual massive eating ritual. I put a cap on 4-pound weight gain in 6 weeks. I will panic if I reach 163 lb. Eat everyone, don’t be shy.
I love this. I’ve been making my own brine mixes for decades and thought I’d give this one a try about 3 years ago. You use 2 cups of brine to 1 gallon of water. You add the brine to boiling water to re hydrate the fruit etc. It call’s for an additional gallon of water after the brine has cooled to cover the turkey. I use a mix of ice and water.
It has a real smooth blend, nothing is over powering. As I am not usually a fan of spices; cinnamon, cloves of the sorts in my savory food. This is perfect. I love doing one roasted oven turkey and the other smoked. There is always a huge debate on to brine or not. To me its simple, you want a moist turkey, brining helps and adds flavor to the meat. I additionally add butter, garlic and herbs under the skin before cooking. Happy Thanksgiving. Give it a try.