We had a very laid back Thanksgiving out here on the island; Goldfish's brother Matt flew out from Anchorage, and our dear friend and red headed stepchild the Art Queen came over in her PJs to help us celebrate, bearing all manner of delicious food items and one spectacular bottle of vino. (yes Elaine, I am trying out nicknames - welcome to the family).
Matt helped a lot with the cooking, and everything turned out pretty amazing. I didn't really take too many photos as I was busy having fun, eating some spectacular food and then playing board games until Punkin Chunkin came on the Discovery Channel.
This was our first turkey using Goldfish's Electrolux oven, and I was pretty happy with how it came out. Just slide the temperature probe into the meatiest part of the thigh, hit "Upper Oven", "Perfect Turkey" and "Start" and the oven took care of the rest, cooking to a 170 degree internal temperature using the convection feature.
There are rumors that a certain handicapped fox ended up with the neck and giblets after we made gravy. It does appear he scored a little holiday cheer somehow . . . . . .
It has been fun having Matt out here this past week. He brought some really cool board games, his mad cooking skills, and his warped sense of humor. Here, he is bonding with the Summers Bay horses. This afternoon we brought him down to the gun range and fired a few different handguns. His favorite (and mine) was the S&W Model 625 Mountain Gun in a .45 caliber - what a sweet revolver, a joy to shoot and a real nail driver in the right hands.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I have another Thanksgiving post I will put up in the next day or two, after I download photos from my phone. Cheers everyone!
Cody's a Brian's European Vacation 2015
So, It's been a LONG time since I posted So this is just the First
Installment of at least a Three Parter over me and my Kid's trip to Europe.
As to why it ...