Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for November, 2015

Variations on a Theme

The last “turkey” from the weekend.

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney

From the corner market and grill near the church (clearance shelf).

Funny story, asked the market what they did with their turkey carcasses, could a get one (or two) for soup stock (was even willing to pay them (reasonably) for it. Slight pause from the staff person. “Uhm, we use boneless turkeys, no carcasses.”

What’s a boneless turkey? I understand for the sake of efficiency … but … its … Thanksgiving … sigh. Hee hee.

Dakillah Mussel Poke

Dakillah Mussel Poke

Picked up on the way home from church yesterday. Mussel meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, salt, and furikake. Yum. The Cat approved too.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Impromptu

Last minute dinner invitation. Chef cooked.

Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels with Fingerling Potatoes

He said simple home cooking (to him maybe).

Panna Cotta with Fruit

Panna Cotta with Fruit

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Thanks (Merci) Chef P and Mrs.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Read Full Post »

Sequel

The aftermath of Thanksgiving.

All Bran Cereal with Soy Milk

All Bran Cereal with Soy Milk

Doctor’s “suggestion”, steel wool for the intestines. Hee.

The Makings of Broth (Thigh and Drumstick)

The Makings of Broth (Thigh and Drumstick)

Ginger, Carrot, Napa Cabbage, Celery

Ginger, Carrot, Napa Cabbage, Celery

Turkey and Veggie Chop Suey/Stir-Fry with Dried Mushroom

Turkey and Veggie Chop Suey/Stir-Fry with Dried Mushroom

Turkey Bone Jook

Turkey Bone Jook

Starfruit

Starfruit, for variety

What are you doing with leftovers? Any good ideas?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Read Full Post »

Have Knife, Will Travel

I could’ve also named this post Murphy’s Law strikes again.

Auntie M’s house, new stove, not working properly, turkey half done. Luckily, our cousin (the infamous B) “suggested” we go over early to help.

The years of watching MacGyver and YouTube finally pays off (a big mahalo to Chef Chris Cosentino!).

Luckily packed my trusty battle axe and the old Willie apron (in employee only green, company let’s you keep the apron, even after you leave their employment).

One of the battleaxes

One of the battleaxes

As an aside, The Cat and The Mouse picked up a Chinese roasted duck as our contribution (turns out, if Murphy won, the duck was plan B).

Plan B

Plan B

Followed Chef Chris’ instructions and broke down the turkey.

The aftermath

The aftermath

While not perfectly executed, not bad for a rookie (if I say so myself). The turkey was maybe half cooked.

Microwaved the whole breasts, thighs, and drumsticks, then popped them into the toaster oven to “brown”, finally “sliced”.

Tah Dah!

Tah Dah!

While my timing was a little off (a minute or so less in either the micro or the toaster), at least there was cooked (not necessarily roasted), turkey on the table (plan B too). Overall, not the best turkey I ever had, but surely not the worst (far from it actually).

Plan C would’ve been to throw the pieces in a pot, add shoyu and sugar, and water to make simmered “shoyu turkey”. Uhm, probably not.

After that, it was off to meet one of our late mentor’s wife for late dinner at her club.

Veggies (and Shrimp Cocktail)

Veggies (and Shrimp Cocktail)

Fish, Roast Pork, Roast Turkey with Gravy, and more Shrimp Cocktail

Fish, Roast Pork, Roast Turkey with Gravy, and more Shrimp Cocktail

Apple Pie, Apple Strudel

Apple Pie, Apple Strudel

After the first “dinner” the second was very anti-climatic (nothing extraordinary happened, maybe a good thing ). Hee hee.

So … how was your Thanksgiving, anything interesting you want to share? Ours was … interesting, funny, dramatic (or traumatic), and memorable, all at the same time. ­čÖé

Happy Black Friday!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Read Full Post »

The Last 24 Hours

Last preschool Thanksgiving lunch.

Turkey with Gravy, Fried Noodles, Purple Sweet Potato, Various Desserts

Turkey with Gravy, Fried Noodles, Purple Sweet Potato, Various Desserts

Not traditional, but at least there was turkey and gravy.

Udon

Udon

Last night, got caught in the rain, needed something hot and soupy, with ginger (the bright yellow blobs).

Kim Chee Fried Rice with Two Eggs

Kim Chee Fried Rice with Two Eggs

Today’s breakfast. Went to pick up pumpkin pie. Heading over to Auntie M’s for turkey. Since we were out already, hee hee.

Have a happy Thanksgiving (if you are so inclined to observe).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: