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:
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.)
Salty goodness my friends. Apparently I can still cook a mean ham.
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.
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.
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.
I am officially a HUGE fan of the Sweet & Salty bar. – Peanuts, honey, peanut butter, almonds, almond butter, crisp brown rice, kosher salt.
- Have you guys tried Honeybars before? What flavour should I try next?