This morning, as with every morning, I was lying in bed waiting for the alarm clock to go off. Don’t ask me why I don’t go ahead and just get up…I could…but I don’t. I lay there thinking about stuff…just waiting for the radio to turn on. This morning they played I OWE YOU, by Jimmy Dean…I had not heard this song in years …This morning I really listened to the lyrics…and I cried like a baby…because it sounded so much like my mama…If you have not heard it…Google the lyrics and read the words.
After I got up, I ‘looked’ some dry great northern beans, and put them on to boil. ( To "’look’ dry beans; you pour them out on the table and look through them for rocks, trash, and /or rotten beans! Then you wash them off. ) I got a big ham bone out of the freezer and thawed it out in the microwave. I left the beans boiling gently on low heat while I showered and got ready for work. After my shower, I poured the beans into my Crockpot and then added the ham bone. I left them on low and went in to work.
When I came home tonight, I had the best supper! I work 11 hours, so by the time I got home, the beans were very tender and the ham meat had fallen completely off the bone…I baked some cornbread in my old iron skillet and fried some salmon patties to add to my meal. Mmm-mmm….a meal fit for a queen!
Here is my Salmon Pattie recipe if anyone wants it…
1 tall can pink salmon-drained and deboned
2 eggs- beaten
1 stack saltines ( soda crackers)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
dash of hot sauce
salt and pepper
(Some folks add a little chopped up onion into their Pattie mix, but my kids don’t care for it. Also; some folks don’t pick the bones out…but I do.)
In a medium bowl, crush and crumble saltines up real fine. Stir in two beaten eggs. Open the can of salmon and drain off the juice. Pick the bones out. Put the salmon in the bowl with the crackers and eggs. Mash the salmon up good with a fork. Add the lemon juice and a dash of hot sauce..such as Texas Pete. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix all together and form into small patties. Pour enough oil to cover bottom of a skillet. Heat oil on medium heat until hot. Place patties in hot skillet and fry… Fry on each side until golden brown.
An inexpensive and even ‘good for you’ meal!
A meal like my sweet mama use to make….
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.