Saturday, November 28, 2009

Another Notch In Mi Belt

Heather and Doug left around Noon today and we all made it through another harrowing T-day extravaganza.

Tons of food and everyone seemed to be puttin on their holiday cheer!

A few photos from Thursday on (just click on the photo)...

T-day and Post T-Day Photos

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Anomaly Is In The Oven!

UPDATE 2:  The TDC is starting to flow the juices nicely at this point.  Basting has begun in earnest!

UPDATE:  The TDC has been in the oven for just about four hours now.  Very little juices so far being produced to baste with.  I suspect plenty of juice to come as it still needs five hours until it should be done.

Not panicking yet.

The alarm worked and the Turducken is safely in the oven.  Slow cooking to a state of nirvana!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gobble, Quack, Cluck!

Picked up the Turducken earlier this evening. The bird(s) is resting quietly in the fridge for tomorrow's festivities.  I believe this is also stuffed with rice, cranberry and sausage to boot.

One surprise was this order does NOT come with the legs for some reason.  Called after we got home once I noticed they were missing and they declared they remove the legs (not the wings) and put them in their meat case.  Not sure this this is totally ethical but, I figure we have enough meat to run with it.

I think this baby weighs in at about 11.3 pounds sans bones.  Plan is to pop this melding of poultry meats into the oven at 8am, cook for a marathon 9 hours while basting every 90 minutes.  Then it sets for a mouth watering hour until we carve it and begin the feast.

2 cheesecakes have been made and are comforting the anomaly that sits in the fridge, turducken that is.

Susan plans to also make winter squash gratin (guyere, butternut squash and tomato).

Friends are currently signed up to bring Salad, Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes and beverages.

My stomach hurts already.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 Cases Of 5oz Woozies

We were running low on the best hot sauce on the planet and received our shipment yesterday!  I think that Peter can testify to the validity of this claim as he is in Belize as we speak.

Since there web site is under construction still, the sauce can be ordered from here.  We are partial to the Habenero Pepper Sauce (red and pretty friggin hot) and the Green Habenero Sauce (green and not as hot but made with a tasty nopal/prickly pear foundation).

Note on the ordering site that the green with nopal is misrepresented with the wrong digital image of a red sauce and this caused me some confusion at first but, we did receive the right product.

Apparently woozy is the model of bottle for the product and not my state of mind (at least at this moment).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Prep & Cannibas

We decided to get off our duffs and clear out the coat closet yesterday. The inspiration was provided by the coat drive we saw on the noon news. I think we dropped off 5 coats.

After that we headed to Grocery Outlet to buy up some goods to help the Oregon Food Bank distribute meals for Thanksgiving this year. Pretty amazing really what you can get for your money at this place and it was more fun to choose the foods rather than buying some pre-pack gift bag (not that this doesn't count of course).

Here is a shot of the Portland Airport (PDX) we snapped off as we drove by...

After our good deeds were completed, we stopped by New Seasons to order the Turducken meal we will be serving at our house this year.  To our surprise, we will have to cook it ourselves and this will take about 9 hours!

All I can say is sorry Susan and Let's Eat!

Oh, and if we need help finishing off the birds, we can grab our medical marijuana cards and head to the new Cannibas Cafe that just opened in Portland (at 4:20 of course).

Cannabis Cafe opens for medical marijuana patients in Northeast Portland

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moomaw In The House

Checked out Nathan last night at Dunes. Next stop for him is Olympia WA.

Totally cool and here is a video from the show....

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bagels, Thing and Hugo

Walked over to Kettleman's bagels this morning.  3 Garlic and One Onion bagel to go.  Separate bag for the Onion please. Honestly the bagel photo on their site looks a little gross and doesn't do them justice.

We saw this guy on the way over...

Believe it or not, this is the first bagel place we went to since we moved from Manhattan.  And we just went for the first time about 2 months ago.  Guess we were hedging on the whole NW bagel thing and couldn't hold out any longer. Mighty Fine bagels and we have been going regularly ever since.

Here is another vintage auto that is fighting to stay on the road.

Gotta love the mug on this fella.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sun Day Walk About

Great day in Portland yesterday! Got up to an awesome 65 degrees and we took full advantage of it.

Walked around with Hugo, picked up some Peet's Arabian Mocha Java (pound of whole beans) and then lunch.

Post lunch activities included aerating the lawn, top dressing, cutworm killer, fertilizer and overseed. Took longer than we thought for our meager 200sf back yard. However, it's done and now all we need is the rainfall the new lame weather man has promised for today (sun was out a few minutes ago).

Here are some pics from the walk today...

Purple berries:

More fall leaves:




Vintage mint Mini Cooper:

Concord Grapes (tasty too):

Monday, November 2, 2009

Squirrels In The Sun

How about these two beasts sunning themselves on the roof peak of the garage today..

 Also, here is a cool shot of the Japanese Maple out front.  It turned bright orange just in time for Halloween.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Post Flesh Eating Post

Good thing we culled back those nasty humans from the neighborhood last night!