Calm week

So, with the whole Parents Weekend thing, I ended up making significantly more bread than we actually needed, and then this past week was actually pretty darn quiet, so there was less to do than usual. Able to get out before two, did a lot of reading, a lot of yoga. Nothing wild, though.

Using the internet on my computer has gotten frustrating because Chrome decides to crash with some frequency.

Attempt #3

This week we’re starting new specials at Spoon, including a Thanksgiving sandwich (turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mustard, cranberry chutney – don’t worry, its open-faced) which was originally slotted to have deli turkey meat on it. Don’t worry, though, I got them straightened out, (attempt #4) which meant I had to roast a turkey yesterday and another one on Wednesday. Made a brine with veggie stock, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, anise stars, whole cloves, bay leaves, candied ginger, and orange peels. Let the bird sit in that over night, rinse it, dry it, rub it with a lot of butter, stuff the cavity with a bunch of steeped aromatics (apple, red onion, celery, carrots, cinnamon stick) and fresh rosemary and thyme, roast it until done. Did, unfortunately, have to use an electric roaster so that I didn’t occupy the oven for 4-5 hours (and avoid the fire alarm….). But it still turned out very tasty, if the skin wasn’t all crispy.

Attempt #5

Yay for frequent saving.

Made more okonomiyaki Sunday night because we can’t stop. Raccoon got some locally hunted duck breasts which we stuffed with sauteed onions, shallots, garlic, and arugula, wrapped in bacon, and then pan-roasted. Devoured them with some roasted brussel sprouts and squash. Yum.

And now I’m done because I’m tired of having the internet close so I can open it again.

Have a great week!

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One Response to Calm week

  1. Carrie Emerson says:

    Can ‘to wait for our t-day turkey! That sure sounds delicious.

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