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Bone Soup

Not stone soup, but bone soup.  Growing up, my mom used to make ox tail soup.  In the winter, the pot would sit on the stove for hours.  If it was warmer out, then usually that pot was sitting outside on the deck on a portable burner simmering away.

Back then there was no paleo diet and we were still in the process of shaking off the cold war era, so ox tail soup wasn’t exactly fashionable, it was downright ethnic.  Even today, I imagine it’s harder to find ox tail in a conventional grocery store.  I don’t actually know since it’s been a long time since I have done any real shopping at one.

In any case, I have fond memories of ox tail soup and the milky soup that comes from boiling bones for a long time.  I remember being told that the soup was good for you, but I didn’t really give that a whole lot of thought until I started paying closer attention to how and what I was eating.

We’ve had a couple of crazy days of weather.  It was 80 degree two days ago and today it snowed.  Somehow bone soup seemed appropriate and well, I wanted to make sure that I don’t waste anything in my fridge.  I doubt I’ll have a hankering for bone soup once the weather warms up properly, but crazy weather and the onset of allergies has me thinking bone soup is a good idea.

*Photos to come when I have a moment where I actually want to tinker with uploading them.  I know, I should embrace the cloud technology more, but I’m hesitant to make any changes to my computer at the moment.*

 


It’s Been A Long While…

It’s been a long while.  A very long while.  Almost two months in fact.  I’ve got to be honest, the winter gives me food blues.  Fresh produce is hard to come by and what is there seems to be on continuous repeat.  As much as I loved my farm share, by the last few times, I wanted to run away screaming, “NO MORE ROOT VEGETABLES!!”

Despite my secret wish to throw a tantrum, I don’t know what I would have done without that farm share.  It’s always a comfort to know that your vegetables are coming from a farm with good solid practices that you believe in.  Not to mention that they are local.

We are now officially into spring and that in between time of the year when there is no farm share and the warm has not yet arrived.  It is still snowing here.  In fact we had persistent flurries all of last week.

I spent a good part of the winter being cold and miserable.  I don’t think I could hack it in those middle states that have persistent below zero temperatures in the winter.  I managed to pull myself out of my winter funk a couple weeks ago to make theses fantastically tasty breakfast burritos.

Now, a couple of notes.  For one, I did not eat them for breakfast.  Well, I might have, but I found them more suitable for lunch and dinner.

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When I made the filling, I only used onions and dumped in whatever spices I had on hand.  There is a reason I named my blog Funny Eater.  The second time I made this recipe, I made them with my sister and instead of ground beef, she made a fantastic filling with chicken.  Moral of the story, you can make a batch of whatever you want to put inside the wrappers and just dump the yokes in to keep everything sort of stuck together.

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These photos are not the prettiest photos because I was up late one night in my very tiny, florescent-light lit kitchen making these guys.  I think this is the last time I ate well.  I told you, I’m having a major crisis in the food department.

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At least, making these tasty guys got me out of my gluten-free Annie’s Mac and Cheese on repeat routine.  Hopefully, now that I’ve stopped that I can shake off this winter blah and move onto better eats.

Now, it’s your turn.  Go make these “burritos.”  You’ll be making them over and over again because that’s how good they are.