Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stuffing Fit for a Superhero

From Sonja:

1 cup onion chopped
1 cup celery chopped
1/2 tea Tabasco
1/2 tea poultry season
1/2 cup butter
cups bread (cut to cups if not stuffing a turkey)
2 TB parsley
1/4 cup Sherry
1/2 cup pecans chopped

Cook onion, celery, Tabasco, poultry seasoning in butter until tender. Pour mixture over bread and parsley. Add mushrooms, Sherry, and nuts.

Stuff turkey OR cook at 350 - 40 fr 1/2 hour

Tricks- if not stuffing a turkey, you may need to add more "juce" - butter, mushroom juice, and Sherry. Bump up the Tabasc an use fresh parsely instead of the dry stuff.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy,.. er,.. Irrelevant Holiday!

Yep, it's that time of the year when we get to eat all sorts of yummy fall foods,.. turkey, cranberries, pumpkin guts,.. it's almost Thanksgiving! So you know what that means,... I'd better post some Halloween pictures before they become totally irrelevant. Nothing like getting down to the wire,...

We started the holiday in grand tradition by going to the local pumpkin patch. Between figuring out how to squeeze the visit between football practice and games for three boys, and making sure the pumpkins weren't green mush by the time Halloween rolled around, it was an orchestration of scheduling.

After finding Jared at the culmination of his school sponsored (but parent funded - there's a recession, you know) fishing trip to the regional park, we headed to the patch with about 55 minutes of pickin' time before the scarecrows start to give you the ol' evil eye to get the heck out of the shrubbery. Even farmers want to eat dinner at a relatively normal hour. (Did I blog this already? It's been so long, I forget,...) Well, we got lots of cool pumpkins, played some mean football in hell, I mean, Thermal, California and hosted the annual 'Silly Chili and Halloweenies' at the homestead.

The fam. Notice the Paul Bunyan and his real axe. Also notice the ghillie suited kids. Oh, you can't find them? Yes, I did a good job. Tinker Bell. The unicorn, and me, showing my horns.

Here are the son and daughter of the original Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Now you know what I mean. (Isn't that CUTE??!!?!?! Wen, I got some cushions that could use some covering, if ya know what I mean,...)

The crazed clan. We had a great time. Boys trick or treated for about an hour, came home for sustenance and then went back out to jump out of bushes. The girls did great. Fifi figured it all out and had a blast. We have enough candy to last us until, .. well,.. next Halloween.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Geography Matters

Kudos Washington Post! As a BA degree holder in geography from the University of Washington, I couldn't agree more! (Go Dawgs!)