09 August 2009

Sox Nausea and More Food

What's nauseating is the fact that the Red Sox were up 3 full games at the All-Star break, and now trail in the division by 6.5 games after getting swept by both the Rays and the Yankees. Absolutely awful. Could only scratch together a TOTAL of 2 runs for the last 3 games - combined. Despite all three starters pitching well. Like I said pathetic. For crissakes, may have to watch pre-season football soon.

Anyway. . .

Been hammering down the local farm fresh eggs. And recently found a roadside stand that has farm fresh bacon in Littleton, MA. Here are both in another attempt to make the perfect omelette (1/2 shown). The bacon seems meatier, less salty, and almost definitely fewer nitrates. The guy we get the eggs from had to go into the house to get some - said that they had just been laid that morning.

Another turkey cooked that had been lurking in the freezer. Went via the oven route this time, stuffed some bacon under the skin also this time (thanks to Marc's suggestion - Feel Good Eating). Probably should have followed Marc's beer can chicken recipe more closely. Also found a use for some Minutemaid also lurking around. These cans have been in the fridge for at least 18 months. Opened can and poured contents down the sink. Refilled about 1/2 the can with beer and shoved can up the turkey caboose. A little uncertain whether the turkey is supposed to be vertical or horizontal. Well, I put the beer can in with the opening at the 12 o'clock position, so it wasn't like the beer was pouring liberally into the cavity. Was a little tougher than I thought to get stuff under the turkey skin, but put at least 3 strips of bacon in.

Nonetheless, it was very juicy, and the added bacon flavoring is always a good thing. I was reading somewhere on a cooking blog that one guy uses bacon grease and a hypodermic to shoot right into the breast and lets that soak for a nite prior to cooking. Now that's adding bacon flavoring!
Few slices of turkey with mashed cauliflower and julienned squash (sauteed in coconut oil):
For dessert, mashed up some over-ripe bananas, added some vanilla extract and a handful of black berries and blueberries and put into freezer. Quite frozen by time turkey and dinner were complete, but tasty.
Took a break from nut/choc fast and had both also - blame in-game stress disorder.
143.2 / 8.6% on scale.

3 comments:

  1. Love this line "Opened can and poured contents down the sink."

    Sox tanking...feels like old times with the swoon coming right on time.

    Where in Littleton? They have eggs and bacon or just the bacon?

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  2. Mark - well I didn't have any other cans laying around! hahah.

    Yeah the August NYY beating usually corresponds with my fishing trip like clockwork as surely as Winter follows Autumn. (I am on vacation next week.) At least they picked up a game tonite. whoo-hoo, only 5.5 out!

    The place in Littleton is Springdell Farms (http://www.springdellfarms.com/index.html). They have a farm stand off of 119 about a mile up off of 495 (exit 31). They have both eggs and bacon. We had just picked up eggs from another place, and although I was inclined to get some, I was vetoed by the missus.

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  3. Thanks for the link...always looking for new sources of the good stuff. It looks like they have grassfed beef as well. I've got more beef / meat from our CSA and another local purchase than you can shake a stick at...and yet, I want more :)

    Sox finally win, but even that was a struggle. I'm already getting fired up for the NFL...

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