"George Leppla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> We drove the 4 hours to Conroe, TC yesterday to do some errands we have
> been putting off and while ***someone*** was getting her hair done, I went
> grocery shopping.
> Pork shoulder roasts were on sale for 67 cents a pound. Got two... both
> around 7 pounds. One we'll use to make tamales, the other I am going to
> use part of to make head cheese.
> Pigs-feet. Found these at a Mexican Market for $1.09 a pound... cut up
> into small pieces. Again, using these for head cheese instead of an
> actual pig head.
> Lard - no trouble finding that at the Mexican market. I could have used
> the Crisco, but since this is my first time making tamales, I wanted to do
> it right.
> Candied fruit. Becca made a batch of her Fruit Cake Cookies last week for
> Christmas and somehow, most of them disappeared from the freezer. I
> suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them a
> few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all their
> candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's family will
> get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.
> Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
> thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
> honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
> much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a few
> pieces for her.....
> Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
> George L
I suggest she leave out a great big sticky trap. Bait it with peanut butter