Archive from November, 2012
Nov 29, 2012 - File Icon Breakfast   Comment Icon Comments Off on Fried Eggs and Rice, Most Awesome Breakfast Ever

Fried Eggs and Rice, Most Awesome Breakfast Ever

Fried Eggs On Rice

I would say my husband thinks I’m crazy, but in reality he already knows I’m crazy and to him this is just more proof.

I hadn’t tried a fried egg until earlier this year. I know. I must have lived such a sheltered life of only eating scrambled eggs. It wasn’t really sheltered though, more like stubborn and picky. I thought the yolk thing would be nasty, all oozy and gelatinous coming out of my eggs. But one day I got a wild hair to eat a fried egg like my dad used to make them for my sister and himself every Sunday.

When I finally made it, I was beside myself with glee. I couldn’t believe I had gone so long without trying this ooey gooey deliciousness.

I started eating them every day for breakfast. Usually over a slice of toast that I could use to soak up all of the yolk-y deliciousness. But then I had a craving for rice.

Steamed Rice

Yep, rice.

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Nov 25, 2012 - File Icon Main Dishes, Poultry   Comment Icon Comments Off on Roasted Turkey Sans Bones (Mostly)

Roasted Turkey Sans Bones (Mostly)

Thanksgiving Dinner

I trust everyone had a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving this year. Since we celebrated Thanksgiving the weekend before, I really wasn’t in that big of a hurry to make any turkey for ourselves. Our dinner with friends was so delicious and I was almost turkey’ed out, but I did buy my own turkey because leftovers are just delicious and we needed those around for a while.

We did the obligatory calls to family on the holiday, but in the end just sat around and did our own thing. It was quite relaxing. The turkey I bought was still mostly frozen, so we decided to wait until Saturday to make turkey. We are such rebels.

One thing I hate about dealing with the turkey is… well dealing with the stupid turkey. I almost always misjudge the cooking times and have a habit of under cooking the bird. That kind of puts a damper on your holiday plans, and generally put me in a really bad mood for the dinner.

So last year I decided that I didn’t want to make the whole turkey, instead I lopped off the breast meat and legs and just cooked those. It drastically cut down on the cooking time and it turned out delicious!

Raw Turkey Meat

This year I decided to do the same.
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Nov 18, 2012 - File Icon Cake, Dessert, Pie/Cobbler   Comment Icon Comments Off on Pumpkin Cheesecake And An Early Pre-Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Pumpkin Cheesecake And An Early Pre-Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Pumpkin Cheesecake Slice

Here’s the one thing that sucks about living so far from my family: Holidays.

We moved roughly 6 years ago to the Pacific Northwest, away from everything we knew, family, friends, and memories. We really haven’t regretted the decision, except of course in times of trouble or holidays. We haven’t always been able to make it home for holidays or birthdays, mostly we see them at Christmas, so it was nice that our friends were kind enough to invite us to their early Pre-Thanksgiving Day celebration.

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