Ok I have been bad about posting as I have been pretty busy with work, BUT Abbi’s hair was finally long enough to cut and donate sooooo she did and I am so proud of her (me smiling)…
Happy St Patricks Day! It has been a cold and cloudy day which has made traffic almost stop. A lot of Spring Breakers are here and they seem to look younger and younger every year… Certainly I am not getting any older? Anyways, I made corned beef and potatos and to my suprise – my children LOVED it. There was no meat left. I also served sweet peas for a bit of green (they were not as big of a hit, but the dogs enjoyed so not all was lost).
We had to leave the meat to be processed and we just kind of took our time heading back to Destin as this was a gorgeous spring day. North Florida gets cold in the winter (NOT as cold as Nebraska) but this was still a cold winter overall, so the air was still crisp, but so pretty. As we are driving, I spotted this nice little smokehouse on the side of the road and I had to quickly take a few photos. The owner was a little bitter, as you may be able to determine via the photos of her now abandoned “out of business” smokehouse.
Ok, so now we are back in the car heading to Alabama and this place is actually only about an hour in a half away from our house. We got there and this man was so sweet. He must have thought we had lost our minds (well, let me rephrase, he must have thought I had lost my mind). I asked him if I could take pictures because I was just having a picture taking kind of day. I have never seen such a thing. Now I am not really fond of deer meat (sorry , I know it is not a bad thing, it is just a bit gamey for me and I do my hunting at our local grocery store) but this is the best sausage I think I have ever had. It is called Smokehouse Deer Processing in Lowery, Alabama and it was worth the drive. They also are part of a group called “Hunter Helping the Hungry” where they give excess meat to needy families, just really nice people and really really good sausage.