There's very little more holiday-ish than a drive through Hudson with the Main Square Clock Tower lit to spread the season's festive mood. Hudson is always beautiful, but the trees in the square and even more beautiful with lights and snow on them.
HELP! I THINK MY TEETH ARE FALLING OUT!
After eating so many sweets over the past couple of weeks, I sometimes feel that if I put anything more made of sugar in my mouth, my teeth are just going to fall out of my head. For one time a year during the week between christmas and new year, I simply feel that if I see another sweet treat I'm simply going to toss my cookies.
|photo courtesy of asteofohio.com|
Al's Market is known throughout the area for their smoked meats - Hungarian, Slovene, Slovak, Polish sausages, salamis, bacon and pork chops, and a beautiful array of fresh meats. When you walk in you're assaulted with the heady aroma of smoked meat, garlic and spices. The counter help are always friendly and knowledgeable about their products and the customers always know they can find the best smoked meats here. One young girl waiting in line with her Mother commented that she loved the smell of the place (no doubt a future next generation Al's shopper in the making).
|Slovene smoked sausages rich |
with garlic and spices
This trip I ended up with Slovene smoked sausage (terrific in the slow cooker with sauerkraut or stuck in the pot to cook with stuffed cabbage), some really fantastic looking bacon, one small beef chuck roast, 2 pretty chopped steaks, and 4 super sized smoked pork chops.
|Even at a little over 1 pound, this roast|
is too much for one meal.
|A little knife skill turned this into|
3 nicely portioned roasts
|Rewrapped and ready for the freezer|
|Beautiful smoked pork chops|
|Bone set aside and chops ready for|