Even big game hunters need to take a break from constantly thinking about stalking their quarry. Being the predator is hard work, even when it's skunks you are tracking.
When I found absolutely nothing in my trap yesterday morning, I decided to concentrate on my second favorite hobby ... food!! Quilts of course are first.
I had a lovely Marie Callender pie crust in the freezer and a pound of bacon. That equates to quiche in my book. This one is bacon and onion with swiss cheese and a little cheddar thrown in for good luck. The cheddar worked because THIS one did not end up in the cemetery out back. Wouldn't the skunk have loved THAT!!
There was one relatively BAD thing I discovered along with that .... my oh my I'm turning into my mother. What a shock THAT was. See this huge piece of foil? You can easily tell .... this was the THIRD time I used that piece, flattening it out on the counter and plopping it on top of the quiche so it wouldn't burn.
What a shock to my system when I realized this. My mother saved every piece of tin foil she ever used. I suppose that would be thrifty, but really? She WASHED big pieces and reused them. I can't even begin to tell you how many kitchen drawers were full of used aluminum foil. I quickly wadded it up and in the trash it went!!
For my next magic trick, since I was getting pretty tired of Lean Cuisine, I scrounged the internet until I found Every Plate. This is one of the least expensive food service companies. The ways to order are endless. I pick the dishes I want (all at $3.99 a serving) and they ship right to my door.
I can upgrade any meal to premium for a few bucks more ... things like steak and shrimp ... but I've become a chicken girl. Here's the recipe cards, which I will of course keep and reuse when I cancel the program.
All the veggies were of excellent quality. No picking through the brussel sprouts for the good ones, they were ALL good. I actually love the surrounding cushion that I can reuse for packing my treasures.
At the bottom was all the meat, sandwiched between two big blocks of frozen magic that I suspect is water.
They include absolutely everything but a little butter and oil. Time to forget my stinky backyard nemesis and get cooking. It actually worked, forcing me to think more carefully about how not to burn dinner.
TA-DA!!! It was a success! The sweet potatoes were supposed to be mashed, but I prefer them baked along with the sprouts which are covered in three huge pieces of bacon. As it turned out, this is really dinner for three or four, there was that much food from this recipe.
Okay, truthfully, it was almost a success. It came with a huge clove of garlic, which I love. I guess I used five cloves instead of the two it called for, making it garlic Heaven. Maybe a little TOO much Heaven. If the skunk had been around, I could have killed him with my breath!!
And so I reset the trap last night and completely forgot to set up the camera, which I left out of sight on my desk. RATS RATS!!!
You see this morning when I opened the door, I could hear something in the cage scratching and digging like crazy. Could be a kitty, could be the skunk. It's still scratching as I type. I'm almost afraid to go look so I'm waiting for daylight.
The suspense is killing me!!!