When living in an RV it is crucial that each item you carry with you can do double duty. There's just not a lot of storage for specialty gadgets. Okay, except for the really tiny ones that I have to have like my strawberry huller.
I've learned to use pop bottles in place of a rolling pin, although I did finally purchase one because it fit in the baking drawer. It could double as a weapon I suppose.
But I need to thank the Divine Miss M for this one.
Left Brain was outside getting the grill ready for our supper and the charcoal was a bit damp or old of what ever, it wouldn't spart. He came in asking if I had anything flammable.
After thinking of our options I recalled that my friend used brandy to torch various dishes and suggested he try that. I torch some of my creations also, but not on purpose like she does. Of course then she does have a little blow torch in the kitchen for some of this. I swear, that girl scares me sometimes.
Anyway, I digress. He did voluntarily give up some of his brandy for the cause...the fire lit and the grilled pork tenderloin was fabulous.
We both had been craving acorn squash but couldn't find any. But I found something labeled down here as kabocha squash. Hmmmm. Looked like an acorn squash to me, and after adding my butter and brown sugar it sure tasted the same.
Another food we couldn't find down here was rhutabaga. We like to slice it and eat it raw with some salt. But then Sister Mary took me shopping to a fabulous vegetable place and I found something called jicama. It's very popular in Mexico looks totally disgusting - kind of brown and wrinkled and nasty looking.
I peeled, sliced and served with salt for our snacks the other night. It taste like a cross between a potato, kohlrabi and rhutabaga so it's a keeper.
There are so many new foods that I've been exposed to...like I need to find more foods I like. Let's just say the weight loss has not been on track, but I'm still hoping that happens as we continue to settle into our new life.
Long Live the Queen of Improv