We’ve enjoyed a great break in Yuma after getting out of southern California. We had a nice Christmas with a yummy food get together at neighbor Bill & Rosemary’s and then Marc smoked our Christmas bird on the 24th. On Christmas we took it and the rest of Christmas dinner around to a couple of my former seniors who were spending it alone and unable to cook. They were greatly appreciative; we had a very nice time visiting, and it gave good meaning to the true spirit of the holiday.
New Years was quiet while Marc continued to work on his main project of a canning marathon lasting day and days. I think he did up eight turkeys and stock, plus a couple of pork butts; all of it now happily within the bowels of the RV for future easy dinners as we travel and work.
We got lucky and snared a fabulous bread recipe sent to us by my best friend Paulette and we’re getting the knack of no-knead bread which is easy peasy as pie! It is fabulous; so far we’ve done rosemary, lemon zest with cheddar, and just finished a Kalamata olive with roasted garlic loaf. This stuff is so simple even I can make it; it just sits around for 12 hours and then you bake it in a covered Dutch oven. Doesn’t it look delicious and hearty?
We’re on the countdown to leave here on Wednesday heading to Folsom, CA for Marc’s next project. He has worked so hard and such long hours that the last project ended up with him developing plantar fasciitis in his foot and it has been extremely painful for him to get around. For awhile he was even on crutches! We’re not sure how this will go since once he starts the project there won’t be any breaks for three weeks. At least we’re in a preferred location of northern California this time where we have quite a few friends so it shouldn’t be so boring for us.