The Day is Here…

…and with all that has gone on the last few days, the big dinner will be like a Sunday stroll in the park; easy money!

Of course the arrival of Chef Brian assures that; he has half and I have half, and I will say this is a luxury I haven’t had before.

I’ve also thought a bit more about what I posted yesterday; yep, I think there is a metaphor in all of this… and a lesson to be learned… but alas, I must be getting off to the real business of cooking a 20 pound beast right about now. I’ll be starting the fun by running outside and getting a bunch of fresh sage from the back yard, now that enough snow has melted to get at it. I was amazed several years ago to discover that fresh sage is at its tastiest after it has been buried in snow… as long as the temperature hasn’t dropped below 20 degrees, so this should be perfect. If you’re wondering why 20 degrees… that is about the point where the leaves die, at least in my yard. It hasn’t gotten quite that cold yet, and yesterday the bush looked very healthy, so that snow is working out to be a good thing after all. Yet, another storm is at hand, so I’m getting out there before it starts… see you later today, and good luck to all of you cooks out there!

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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8 Responses to The Day is Here…

  1. paulfg says:

    Lost for words!! 🙂

  2. Cate B says:

    Have a happy day!

  3. Put my bird in at 7 this morning. Couple years ago I found the secret to a juicy bird is cooking it long and slow. 200 for about 10 hrs does a nice job.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  4. Just as an FYI, the wicked mandoline got me. Ashamedly, not using it, when I put it in the dishwasher, it slipped out of my hand and when I went to grab it I grabbed the blade. Ah, the hazards of cooking.

    How did your big day go?

    • Don Merritt says:

      Sorry to hear about that mandoline; I hope it wasn’t too bad. It all went great, as I hope yours did also!

      • All went well. It looked a lot worse than it was, hit at just the right spot to cause a large flow though it was just a little nick. I’ve always said, pain is God’s way of letting you know you did something stupid. As a woodworker I’ve done a lot of stupid things.

        • Don Merritt says:

          I’m not a woodworker, but I’ve done my share of stupid things, like not just getting out of the way when I drop something designed for cutting, or just grabbing something out of the oven… Glad you’re OK!

          • At my age I just laugh it all off.

            The funny thing, that gets to my wife (she’s a nurse), is that I can get hundreds of splinters when feeling a maple board for texture, reach down and pull it out, then move on. But I’m a wimp when it comes to needles. I have no problem watching the tech fill the tubes, but I cannot stand the sight of the needle going in, even on TV.

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