Fat fat fat fat fat...

No, I’m not launching into an attack against the overweight. So just chill.

For it was chill that led to this thread.

Yesterday, I made a pot of navy bean soup, with chunks of ham and a meaty ham bone. It was yummerrific! I found the recipe online and I like it muchly. And naturally, since there are just two of us in the house, there was an excess of soup, so we put a lid on it and set it in the fridge in the garage.

Today, we had leftover soup for lunch. When I unlidded the pot, there was a white coating over the entire surface.

Fat fat fat fat fat!!!

I scraped off as much as I could. This is most definitely not a low-calorie, low fat meal. But it was still yummerrific! Even de-fatted! And there are 2 servings left.

So there you have it - mundane, pointless, and not at all insulting. Oh yeah, and I make gooooooood soup! :smiley:

That reminds me. I’ve been meaning to fix up a mess o’ ham hocks and black eyed peas. And maybe some ham hocks and collard greens* as well. Oh, and some Jiffy cornbread.

[sub]* Incidentally, ex-fiancée said my ham hocks and collard greens were the best she’s ever had. I don’t know why. It’s just fresh greens and ham hocks and water.[/sub]

FairyChatMom: are we talking about enough fat to blow a city block?

[WWII Security police man]
Hey! we are at war, did you forgot to save the fat?!?
[/WWII Security police man]


Not insulting? Not insulting!. I’ll have you know I am deeply offened at your flagrant slap in the face. Throwing away that most perfect of substances that is pork fat? Think of all the poor eggs and hashbrowns that will never reach their potential for want of pork fat, and you scrape it off?

Dang, Johnny L.A. that sounds like my place on New Year’s Day. See, I have the need to feed as many folks as possible black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s Day cause those are the southern symbols of good look and money for the coming year. Course I make from scratch cornbread, not that Jiffy mess. :stuck_out_tongue: Also, I either fry up a mess of chicken or make a meatloaf, make potato salad and a peach cobbler for dessert. Nuttin’ low calorie about New Years’s Day dinner at the swampcave.

FCM fwiw and giving wolfman yet another reason to go into an apoplectic fit :smiley: , I always do that. That is, let stuff like collards and black eyed peas cooked with hamhock sit over night and skim off the top layer of fat before reheating. There’s still a lot of hamhocky goodness once the reheating is done. That recipe sounds yummerific. It has been added to the soup repetoire at the swampcave.

Well, technically, it’s for want of scraping it off and throwing it away…

I don’t think it’s the fat that’s going to blow away a whole city block…


That’s my traditional New Year’s food as well. (My mom was from Arkansas.) But it’s too good to eat only once a year! I don’t do the fried chicken though, since I don’t know how to make it. Ditto the cornbread, so I just use Jiffy. If only it weren’t sweet…

FWIW, Christmas dinner is prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. (No one to share it with, so I get bloody tired of prime rib after a few days!) Corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day (or thereabouts). Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving. (I should just get a TV dinner instead of cooking it myself. But up until last year I could cook it at mom’s place.) As with the ham hocks and black eyed peas, all of these except the turkey are more than once-a-year dishes.

Whatever do you mean??? <insert innocent smiley here>

I don’t suppose you want to know that I scramble eggs in PAM and I can’t remember the last time I made hashbrowns…

Not only is it gooooooood, it’s so easy! First time we had it, my sweetie made it, and he can’t cook at all! But he done good, and I’ve taken over all soup cooking again.

I suppose I could hold it till we’re running our cars on animal fat…