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Archive for 26. December, 2010

2010/360: Bonus: Adventures In Turkey Frying

Day after Christmas Edition.

You may remember our little Thanksgiving¬†adventure…. well, today’s little adventure actually started because of that Thanksgiving adventure.
Greg planned to fry the turkey then, but because it was very windy outside, decided that it would be safer to roast the turkey instead. The oil could wait until Christmas, and we’d fry a turkey then. Of course Greg can’t just use plain ol’ canola oil, nope, he has to flavor it with fresh rosemary, chopped garlic, and who knows what else. That oil was such a pretty green from the fresh herbs he put in! ūüėČ
He did NOT brine the turkey this year, and it stayed in the refrigerator until this morning, and he injected it with some kind of concoction he cooked up instead. This afternoon, he set up the turkey fryer, measured how much oil he would need… everything went well, BUT…. it always has to be something! Right? This IS Greg, and he likes to experiment while he’s cooking.
He adds the oil into the pot to heat it, and then after a while he comes into the kitchen, where I was busy making mashed potatoes, and says
“I need your opinion”
“On what?”
“The oil”
Took what seemed like forever to get him to tell me what was going on with the oil, I was NOT going to stop what I was doing to go outside!
“It doesn’t smell good”
“Doesn’t smell good how? Like it went bad?”
“Yes… but I thought after it’s been cooking, it would get better”
“Then why take any chances??!!”
So outside he went, to dump out the oil, and then off to the store to get more. At least he didn’t put the turkey in first and then decide that something doesn’t seem right!
What do you think, does he find ways to mess up the turkey on purpose so I will tell him to just leave it ALL up to me?¬†That’s just NOT going to happen. I have no problem sitting down and just eating mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, and dinner rolls. No problem at all!

Right now, the fresh, non-flavored oil is heating up, and hopefully I won’t have to come back and update this little story. Although I might go outside and take a picture to add later.


2010/360: Mug Series, Part 12

Is it a coffee mug, or is it a lens? It’s a lens coffee mug!
One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year. It wasn’t a surprise, I knew I was getting it, but I loved it just the same.