Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blue Sky and Pork Salad

 Simple Cookery Blue Sky

In case you don’t recognize it, this is a picture of a blue sky as seen through my favorite subject - trees.  We haven’t seen too much of blue sky lately.  In fact, a couple of hours after I snapped this one, the entire sky was overcast.  We had rain by nightfall.  And, we had snow flurries today.  I know Spring is on the way.  My buttercups (daffodils) are about four inches high near the edge of the woods.  They’re usually protected from Winter and sometimes bloom by the end of February.  I think they’ll be a little late this year.  That’s a little scary to me though.  Mom always said that it will snow on the buttercups when they bloom.  I don’t remember her being wrong about that.  But, I don’t look forward to snapping a picture of yellow blooms covered in snow.

I’m still going through my vintage cookbooks for new recipes.  I ran across a recipe for Pork Salad.  Years ago a co-worker brought something like this to a potluck.  So, you know it was a good dish!  I never did manage to get the secret recipe, but this one looks pretty close.  I believe it would be wonderful with country ham.

PORK SALAD

2 cups pork cut in 1/2 inch cubes

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Add 1 cup diced celery

1/2 cup French dressing

Chill 1/2 hour or longer.  Drain and serve in nest of lettuce.

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2 comments:

Jamey said...

I love the blue sky in the photos. We haven't seen much blue skies here in a while and I so look forward to spring. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marge, YES---we love seeing the blue skies... Glad we are HERE instead of home.... ha....We're having a wonderful time in Arkansas--but it's passing by too quickly. The weather has been great considering the fact that it is snowing at home.

Hugs,
Betsy