Friday, November 27, 2009

T-Day follow up

I'll probably do this EVERY year: Not snack, Not drink beer starting at noon.

When the bird was done, early since I used one of those covered pans, I hadn't had but a small stack and I was HUNGRY!

Everything turned out great, very happy meal this year. No more deep frying for me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

T-Day, anything new?

No new fangled ideas for me this year, actually going back a step and cooking the beast in a bag, like I did so many years ago. Still brining it, hopefully not too salty so the gravy won't suck, like this spell checker. (Sheesh!). Turkey, taters, gravy, Copes corn, cranberry junk, pie. One thing I have to figure out is how to not be literally full when I serve the bird. Seems like for years, by the time I'm sitting down, I'm already full. Anticlimactic!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Making tamales

I've never really thought much of them, but we'll see how homemade is:

I came up with the meat recipe pretty much on my own. I had a hunk of beef roast (they call it cross rib roast here, I think it's just Chuck roast, maybe a more fancy name), some homemade broth, a coupla dried peppers, garlic, some onions, a little celery, salt, typical Mexican spices and I decided to throw in a cinnamon stick. I simmered it for about 4 hours, and it was fork tender.