Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Awesome Window

Is no more. R.I.P. Awesome Window. 2010-2010.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The turkey triangle is in place

And now we wait. The probe in the bird needs to reach 161 degrees. {tapping foot}

Oh, this wait is killing me.

4 pounds of...

News and ads. Holy crap today's newspaper is huge.

A bird in the brine is worth two days in the eats

18 pound turkey in a salt/sugar brine...anticipation!
This adventure started last year. I'm a huge fan of Good Eats on FoodTV. Imagine that. A geeks food show topping my list.

Last year, I tried his roasting method minus the brine. OhCountess just wasn't sure about all the salt. We've now watched the episode "Romancing the bird" a good half dozen times.

Well there it is, our 19 pound turkey is taking a brine bath. I know, it's a good 5 pounds heavier then the 14 pounder he uses in the episode, but I've got 14 people coming tomorrow and I'll be damned if I'm doing all this and not getting homemade turkey dumpling soup and a couple of days of turkey sandwiches out of the deal.

I'll let you know how it goes, until then Happy Thanksgiving and Good Eats!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inbox Zero

This is such a beautiful thing. What's the line on how long I can keep it this way?

Monday, November 08, 2010

Dads say the darnedest things

Until you have I had my own children, I never really realized just how different two siblings could be from each other. OhPrincess2 has a problem, she's picky. When we go to other people's houses and they are providing food, the sometimes feel bad that she won't eat anything. We just tell them that it's OK, she doesn't like food. She doesn't like hamburger unless it's in Hamburger Helper, in spaghetti or in the form of a plain hamburger. Deviate from that and she doesn't like it. Sigh.

OhPrincess1 on the other hand is the complete opposite. She loves to explore new foods and until she tries something, has no opinion. That's not to say there are things she won't eat. There are things like that. She's not a huge fan of really spicy but for the most part, even if it's not her favorite, she'll eat it.

At the ripe old age of 11, she's taken a curiosity to the kitchen. I might have been the same age when I wanted to learn how to cook. My interest mostly came from the fact that I was hungry and if I want food outside of the window of time mom was cooking, I had to do it myself. I grew tired of the quick and easy, what can I say.

This is a quick conversation I had with my oldest daughter this weekend.

Dad: "You know sweetheart, with your love of food and interest in cooking, when you grow up, you should be a chef."

OhPrincess1: "But dad, when I grow up I want to work with animals."

Dad: "Well...."

OhPrincess1: "DAD! I want to work with LIVING animals!"

Dad: "Well...you know lobster is..."

OhPrincess1: "Dad..."

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

It's election day people

Let's do this! If you don't vote, I expect you to keep your mouth shut for the remainder of these people's terms. You get what you vote for. Vote for nothing, expect nothing.

Just vote. Make your voice heard.