Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tuesday tidbits....and How to boil a Leg Fresh Ham.

I think these two very short video's will answer the question, "Why Do Men Die Younger?"


A plane crashed in the middle of rural Iowa...

Panic stricken, the local sheriff mobilized and descended on the
farm in force. When they got there, the disaster was clear. The aircraft
was totally destroyed with only a burned hulk left smoldering in a tree line that bordered a farm. The sheriff and his men entered the smoking mess but could find no remains of anyone.

They spotted a lone farmer plowing a field not too far away as if
nothing had happened. They hurried over to the man's tractor.

"Hank," the sheriff yelled, panting and out of breath. "Did you see
this terrible accident happen?".

"Yep. Sure did." the farmer mumbled unconcernedly, cutting off the
tractor's engine.

"Do you realize that is the airplane of the President of the United


"Were there any survivors?"

"Nope. They's all kilt straight out," the farmer answered. "I done
buried them all myself. Took me most of the morning.."

"President Obama is dead?" the sheriff shouted.

"Well," the farmer grumbled, restarting his tractor. "He kept
a-saying he wasn't ... But you know how bad that sumbitch lies."


Time now fer some Tommy Cox, "A Big Black Submarine."


Cookie just loves pull'n great pranks on folks and I'd love to have pulled this one!!!

Gotta THANK my old friend Bob Walker fer that one.

Boiled Fresh Ham

The other day, me good Irish lass of a wife was at the store getting a 12 pound Leg Fresh Ham. As the butcher was giving it to her, several folks around her asked her "How do you cook that?" She told them that you SIMPLY boil it with some spices!

As it turned out, all the nearby folks that were listening had never heard of "Boiling a Leg Fresh Ham." So, if'n you've never had Boiled Fresh Ham, here's how t'do it, and yur in fer a treat!

1 Leg Fresh Whole Ham or 10- to 12-pound half ham.
A Fresh Ham is simply a very large leg pork roast.

2 teaspoons of salt, or to taste (optional)

4 Tablespoons Chopped fresh Garlic, or to your taste.

1  Tablespoon Allspice, or to your taste.

5-7 Whole cloves, or to your taste.

Water to cover

You’ll need a large pot, because the ham should be covered with water at all times.

Place the ham on a rack in the pot, cover with water. Add the above spices to your taste' cover pot and place on high heat.

Bring water to a full boil. Let boil rapidly about 10 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook about 25 minutes a pound for a 12-pound ham, or about 4 or 5 hours until a meat thermometer reads the internal temperature is about 160 degrees F.

Remove pot from heat and leave the ham to cool in the cooking water.

Lift ham from cooking water, wipe dry. Remove and discard all the excess fat (and there will be plenty). Carve slices and serve for the main meal, or for sandwiches. Serve with mashed p'taters smuthered in butter, or Garlic Rice, and some Apple Sauce.



...and that old Gyrene, "You Know Who" said regarding the changes in my Header; "Sarcastic old fart, ain't yah? I'm surprised your Mrs. only boiled your leg...."