Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kitchen Experiment: Turkey Stock

I do have Thanksgiving pictures - just a few, but I haven't got around to downloading them yet so that will have to be my next post. After our weekend in Spring, Ann sent us home with the smoked turkey carcass. It had quite a bit of meat that we were able to pull off. Mark then came up with the idea to try making our own turkey stock with the rest of the bird's remains. So we tried it out, boiled up the water, veggies, and some seasonings. Mostly just played it by ear and by internet. I honestly wasn't sure how it would turn out. But after straining it and chilling it, the stock looked about like what the internet said it would. After that successful adventure, I decided to actually use the stock. So I made a Turkey Rice Soup using our homemade stock...and it worked! It was actually quite good. I admit I was a little surprised. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fighting Off the Chill

Fall has crept south and finally reached Baytown. While our temperatures have stayed north of 40 degrees, I have acclimated to the warmer climate and I am freezing. While this morning was beautiful and warm, mornings have been very chilly, especially when our floor is almost entirely stone tiles. So Friday night we opened up our fireplace for business.
I'm already looking forward to the next one.