From Pine View Farm

Christmas Retrospective 4

Nine people, five dogs, one ham, one goose, two and a half dozen sweet potato biscuits, three cups (before cooking) rice, one head of cauliflower au gratin, one quart goose gravy, one tin cheese straws, three bottles of wine, two sweet potato pies, one lemon chess pie, one notification of impending grandchild.

And no more cooking this week.



  1. Linda

    December 26, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    And a good time had by all???? questionable? Second Son, any comments?

  2. Karen

    December 27, 2006 at 8:24 am

    Big question: How much in the way of leftovers?

  3. Frank

    December 28, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Half the ham, but that’s to be expected from a 13 pound country ham. I had ham and grits with red eye gravy for breakfast yesterday and look forward to many more enjoyable sessions with the ham.

    Was able to get only one meal out of the goose, and Second Son took the leftover stuffing and half the biscuits.

    I’m actually having to cook something fresh tonight.

  4. Karen

    December 29, 2006 at 7:53 am

    I know what grits are. Chris eats them. Puts the stuff in a bowl, adds hot water, & stirs. But what, may I ask is, ‘red eye gravy’? Country ham? Is this different from the shank portion? I was raised in Texas, but by a family from Ohio. Would that stuff be otherwise known as “country cooking”?