Flipping between the two, couldn’t tell the difference! Except for occasional hilarious comments by Fred Willard’s character. Fantastic!
Test post from the new iPhone 3GS, via the WordPress app.
Louie usually doesn’t sit still long enough for us to shoot a good, non blurry photo.
Click the play icon to see my girl in action…
Eleven years ago, give or take 10 minutes, the GG enjoyed an Arturo Fuente Hemingway, to celebrate the arrival of Smackie. Along with Louie’s birth, this day was the highlight of my life. I was touched, inspired, scared, and in awe. He is truly an All-American Boy.
Click on play to see an in-depth discussion with a young Smackie…
“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later. ”
- Mitch Hedberg
Are you looking for the 2008 Farmington Youth Baseball Winter Instructional Camp?
We’re all set. The only thing to do today is to brine the turkey which will happen later this evening. Well, maybe I will start the giblet gravy by making the stock. We’ll see.
Muppy is bringing her famous scalloped corn thing and cranberries. J & D are bringing dessert and Angel. Gramma is bringing dressing and beans.
The GG apologizes for the absence, but life has gotten in the way. But enough of the small talk. Let’s get to some tips for creating a great Thanksgiving meal.
It is two days before the big day, so here are a few tasks that can be addressed early:
1. Get a high definition TV. The GG did, which explains the lack of new blog content. Any future posts will also be bland, uncreative…crappy, since my mind is mush.
2. Prepare cranberry sauce (a.k.a., Spiced Cranberry Orange Relish)…
1 lb. bag fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 apple,cored and cut into 1/2″ dice
1 pear, cored and cut into 1/2″ dice
zest and juice of 1 orange
1/4 tsp. of each: ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, bring the cranberries, water and sugar to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, add apple, pear, orange zest, orange juice and spices. Simmer for 10 minutes until cranberries pop. Cool relish to room temperature. Refrigerate relish until ready to serve.
Serves 6-8. Can be made several days in advance.
3. Line up people to bring almost all of the dishes.
4. Make vegetable stock so it is ready for brining the turkey tomorrow. See the Alton Brown Good Eats recipe. It rocks.
5. Pick up the turkey.
6. Buy plenty of liquor. You’ll need it…and not just for stocks and gravies.