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Sunday Dinner on Saturday

We usually have some type of roasted meat along with taters and veggies each Sunday.  It’s tradition and one that I always look forward to.  Since my long run had changed days I decided to cook the big meal last night.

We had ham last week at our friend’s place and I realized that it’s been years since I cooked one of my own.  Actually, Jason doesn’t think I’ve ever made one in the 9 years we’ve been together.  I’m iffy, think there may have been one or two.  :)  To be honest the lack of ham is due to the high sodium content.  But I don’t think eating it every 5 years is gonna hurt.

Enter the beast:

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Mix up a little honey, mustard & apple cider vinegar for the glaze.

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Cook 2.5 hours…. and while you wait, relax with glass of wine. My fav Jost Avondale Riseling Gold to be exact.  (And prep the cheesy scalloped potatoes & carrots.)

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Salty goodness my friends.   Apparently I can still cook a mean ham.

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And some wicked scalloped potatoes to boot!  I just googled “scalloped potato recipes” and this one from CookingNook looked pretty good.  I added 90g of grated old cheddar sprinkled throughout the layers and on top.

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All served up… and ready to eat in front of the TV. :)

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These were A.MAZ.ING. I mean, who doesn’t love a cheesy carb?

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Hubby and I got settled in for the evening and thought it seemed like a good night for a movie.  The DVR had little to offer and we ended up choosing The Box, which stars Cameron Diaz & James Marsden.

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Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

At first I really liked this movie, it’s set in the 70’s and Cameron has a really charming southern accent. :)  About half way in the movie goes from eerie to just plain weird and sci-fi-y. And course, the ending left us with lots of unanswered questions.  Not my cup of tea.

*****

Hubby and I also tasted another couple of the Honeybars.

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I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve tried so far.  Along with the package they sent an information sheet about about the bars.

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Some of the many wonderful facts: 

  •  All Natural
  • Sweetened with ONLY Honey
  • No Cholesterol
  • No Trans Fat
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • No Added Colors or Flavours

    I am officially a HUGE fan of the Sweet & Salty bar. – Peanuts, honey, peanut butter, almonds, almond butter, crisp brown rice, kosher salt.

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    And the hubby has deemed the Chocolaty Peanut Butter to be his fav.. so far.
    Honey, peanuts, rolled oats, peanut butter, crisp brown rice, chocolate liquor.

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    • Have you guys tried Honeybars before? What flavour should I try next?

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