Sunday, January 31, 2010

Walking to Stay Awake

After our overnight flight, we were determined to stay awake as long as we could today--and that meant a lot of walking in the windy, cold weather. We made it all over the downtown area, uncluding Grand Place (the Big Square). Todd gets all the photo credit for these, and it should be noted (and mocked) that I was responsible for having Navigator duties.

In Brussels

Just arrived, flight was harsh. Now trying to stay awake and do some sightseeing, but it is cold outside and my footwear may not be appropriate. I am hoping some coffee and waffles puts me right.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lessons Learned: Use Cash at Fast Food Restaurants

Saturday: Debit card stolen at drive thru window at Wendy's in Jackson.

Friday: still no resolution, police report or reimbursement of the $337.41 which was illegally removed from my bank account.
Lifetime boycott on Wendy's starts now. More details upon request.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Turducken 4: Back to Basics

We got off to a late start, but this story begins like all the others...a turkey, a duck, and a chicken walk into the kitchen.
Remove plastic and gross internal parts, rinse well. Make stuffings (photos not available). Choices this year included Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Dressing, Dirty Rice Stuffing (livers excluded), and a cop-out Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing.
Remove bones from all birds except legs and wings of turkey, solo effort this year meant no photos were available without mass foodborne pathogen contamination of camera.
Bake for 8-9 hrs, until internal temperature reaches 165 F, I overshot this temperature for fear of undercooking. Lack of bones lessens the risk of overcooking and resulting dryness.
Obligatory cross-section. Plate shown here was painted by my Grandmother in 1973, one of my favorite things from the forced inheritance of 2006.

Smiles all around, as another successful Turducken emerges. Crowd numbered over 30.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the baby race continues...

One week ago today, William David Kennedy made his arrival here in Vicksburg! Congratulations to the proud parents, Al & Christina. I boosted this picture from their blog, it was too cute not to steal.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mission Accomplished

Mom and I successfully viewed the moonbows at Cumberland Falls State Park after Christmas. The photography was moderately successful. In case you are one of the 1o people I didn't tell about this, it is formed when the light from the full moon hits the waterfall. It was a great trip and the ice and snow held off for us to come down from the mountains. Happy Mothers Day, Mom.