Christmas Dinner? Try Christmas Breakfast!



"Are they gone yet?" I asked my wife as I put the finishing touches on my latest article. The boys had been out ham joint accompaniments the hallway messing about for the last ten minutes. Now that they're reaching the pre-teen years even Daniel (the once "class pet" ) has developed an acute phobia about going to school. Each morning it's like pulling teeth just getting them out the door on time. She grinned and nodded. I jumped out of my chair ready to attack the day.

ham in the slow cooker subs. You might call them hoagies, torpedoes, heroes, or poor-boys; but around here we call them subs (or submarines, if we're being formal). It's basically a glorified sandwich, but oh-so-delicious! Load up French bread with mayo, oil, tomato, lettuce, onion, hot peppers, and ham- viola!- what a treat! Forget about healthy and well-balanced here: serve with a side of chips and a pop!

With skin left on cooking ham boil pumpkin chunks and mash or blend with cubed cheese and black pepper. Store in the freezer using the same method as the potatoes above.

Peel and dice potatoes, and place in a large dutch oven pot. Add in Eggs. Fill with water until potatoes are covered and boil until potatoes are firm, but not soft. Keep an eye on them to make sure you don't over cook them. If they are over cooked, they will turn into mashed potatoes. Once cooked, drain and set aside to make the dressing.

Easter Sunday will soon be here and in South Carolina you know this means a big Easter Sunday dinner. One part of that meal involves potato salad and it has been a southern family tradition to serve with baked christmas ham for years. For more recipes that are found in South Carolina, see: South Carolina recipes or visit: Recipes From a Southern Kitchen. Try this recipe this year, or for any family get together. Works well for picnics and cook outs as well and we all know those days are just around the corner too.

Pull the foam on top of a table, with the end you plan to cut first just over the edge. Then use the knife as you would with a turkey, pushing lightly on the knife to cut a clean line through the memory foam. Be careful; as you wouldn't pull up and down with the electric knife on your family supper, you should use care when cutting the foam as well. The vibrations of the knife will force it to cut a straight line, but if you push and pull too much, too fast or too hard, you will get jagged edges on your mattress topper.

One of the best foil products I have seen is a shredded cardboard or laminate double foiled back particle spread. In English this means little bitty squares of foil backed pieces that are sprayed over your existing insulation. Even if dust settles on the top layer, there will be several layers underneath that are dust-free that will reflect the unwanted UV rays back away from space.