Week in review: 11/23/2012
November 23, 2012 § 9 Comments
My uncle is still in the hospital. We thought they were going to release him in time for Thanksgiving, but he had to stay for more tests. He <might> be out by next Tuesday, but we’ll see. Meanwhile, Dave’s busy in Texas, building the fence around our side patio off the Master bedroom. He has only the dogs to help (and you can imagine how that’s going). This picture makes it look as if the fence is right on top of the wellhouse, but it is actually about 8 feet away. The entire fenced in area will be bigger than many backyards when it is finished. It’s quite a large area, and will be perfect for our dogs.
We’ve been worried about predators, and with this fence, we will be able to let the dogs outside at night without supervision. We have no desire to lose any more animals to coyotes.
Our cat Chief was injured on Tuesday, and Dave had to take him to the vet. We thought he would lose his eye, but it appears that he’s going to be fine. Dave says he’s not sure how the injury occured, but we both think that Chief somehow managed to sneak outside and get into a catfight.
In Australia, I’ve been trying to keep my aunt fed and happy, while she deals with my uncle in the hospital. Here are some stuffed mushrooms that I made one day this week. I’ll post the recipe for you in the next day or so. They were so big, one mushroom made a meal.
Easy salmon croquettes
4 saltine cracker squares, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 can salmon, drained and bones removed ( I used a 12-ounce can, but use what you have)
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the crumbled saltines, and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the Herbs de Provence, pepper flakes, minced onion, parsley, and the salmon. Stir together lightly. Form into 3-4 patties. Mixture will be very loose. Pour oil into a large frying pan – enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Heat to medium high. Gently place the salmon patties into the oil; you may need to hold them together with a fork. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and then turn. Cook another 2 minutes. Drain on paper towel, and serve with the lemon. Serves 3-4.