Saturday, November 25, 2006
Happy anniversary, baby!
Nine years today that Dr. ER and I have been hitched! Still, all :-)'s!
We're going to The Mantel tonight for dinner, then to a Barnes & Noble where we can both feed our bibliophilic addictions.
First, however, there is the little matter of Bedlam, the university of Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, today at 1:30 p.m.
My recliner is the best seat in the house. Obnoxious OSU orange flag on the front of the house is clashing with the holiday colors.
GO POKES! What they say is true: OSU can lose every game but beat ou, and it's a winning season. :-)
Happy anniversary to us! GO POKES!
Granddogs -- l-r, Apollo, Fenway -- being cute.
Stepdog Riker, the regal Pembroke Welsh corgi, and Bailey, the "special" weinie dog!
Thanksgiving dinner entree -- for me, Dr. ER, Bird and YankeeBeau -- on ER's trusty Weber kettle grill. Cornish game hens. Yum.
ER still life: My perch, and distractions, between bastings!
Great Album but not as good as the one that followed in '79... 'First Under the Wire'.
Appetizer: Smoked salmon with the capers and onions and loittle toasts.
Me: Duck breast.
Her: A couple of appetizers for a meal, inlcuding an asparagas salad and a whole roasted garlic.
Dessert: coffee and tres cremes brulee.
Then to Full Circle Books and to Barnes & Noble. :-)
(T was hiding when the dogs were ruling the roost.)
I have my own wood smoker, actually, and yes, I did smoke a turkey in it again this year. I had to cook it all night long, and it was raining and I overcompensated for the chilly temps and made the fire hotter, thus overcooking the bird somewhat, but it came out tasty nonetheless. Just tougher than I like.
I don't like duck, but I BBQ'd some duck once. That was a near disaster. I figured if I put enough seasoning on them and cooked them longer, I could cook the gaminess out of them. It worked, but the end result was duck jerky. Not what I had intended, although my son said it was very good jerky.
Correction: The four game hens took 90 minutes in the Weber; it was the 7-pound turkey breast I did (pecan smoke there) that took 2 1/2 hours -- and it wad the turkey drippings I saved for the gravy, actually, not the chicken.)