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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #7201
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Oh I have to say this melon was not stolen and it was grown in a little area north of me called Blue.
It is located between Lexington Paige Thorndale and Elgin on FM 696.
In other words in the middle of nowhere farm land.
Been there many times.

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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #7202
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I always thought yellow melons were sweeter than red melons. When I was a kid, I knew a farmer who grew watermelons. They looked like orange pumpkins but the inside was yellow water melon.
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Don, I lived in Sulphur for 4 years and never ate at Hackett's, The Sausage Link opened up close buy and it was close enough to home.

I live a few miles south of Don's and they're one of the worst I've ever eaten. The old guy who used to make it died and it's not the same. You would think some of his kids would care to learn but nope.

The best boudin is at exit 97 in Scott, the Boudin capitol. I like Billy's for the stuffed boudin balls and it's a toss up between Don's and Best Stop for boudin. My God daughter is making the boudin at Best Stop and loves her job, I hope that cooking thing will stay with her.

https://www.beststopinscott.com/
https://donsspecialtymeats.com/
http://www.billysboudin.com/Boudin-Balls_c_37.html



Here's a site that ranks boudin in the US.
http://boudinlink.com/boudin-by-grade/
Thank you for the boudin links. Might be best to make my mix, then test by pan searing up some
balls. Like we do for sausage before making an entire batch. Do a pan seared taste test....
Adjust before committing....

I do the same for Scrapple.
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This should be interesting.
Redfish ready to be cooked.
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Blackened Redfish with clam chowder.
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Looks good!!! That would make an awesome taco too.
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Tonight's dinner was last year's home-grown homemade tomato soup with buttered bread.
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Tonight's dinner was last year's home-grown homemade tomato soup with buttered bread.

One of my favorite meals is tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich.
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I spent the afternoon making some "cheap" eating" in my instant pot. 12 boiled eggs cooked perfectly in three minutes and the shells almost fall off. Large pot of pinto beans cooked for freezing and a large pot of jasmine rice also cooked for freezing in smaller containers. I love my instant pot.
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Have been wanting to look up my recipe for Blackened Steak with Mango Salsa. Haven't made it in a decade. You reminded I need to do that. That looks good.
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Cottage cheese. Too hot for anything else.
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I have whittled the watermelon down to 1/2.
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I can't sleep, so I'm going to write about dinner. I'm going to do something different for the family. I'm going to cook a very basic dish with alternatives to choose from. (They all fit in with cheap eating.)

I going to cook up some elbow macaroni/pasta. The meat will be smoked sausage browned instead of hamburger meat, and then the choices:

Frozen whole okra boiled/steamed/cooked in the microwave - half a package = 70 cents.

Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce = $1. + 3 slices of a medium onion cut into pieces and quickly cooked with the tomato mixture and some garlic powder and S&P = total cost of maybe a $1.30.

HEB brand Velveeta-like cheese if anyone wants it. = Sold at $3.99 for the whole package + a free can of Rotel and a free can of Chili. Cost is less than a dollar if anything.

Part of a package of frozen broccoli - again steamed in the microwave. I use a ramekin with a little water and butter with plastic wrap over the top - it's quick and easy.

And then a chopped up fresh jalapeno = 10 cents?

This will feed a family of 4 adults. (Grandchildren are visiting their other grandparents).
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So the family can have anything from cheesy mac to pasta primavera to marinara. Excellent!
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My son and I thought the mac and smoked sausage was good. The ladies thought it was too spicy.
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