2014 has greeted us with a long cold winter that started in 2013. Although it has only been three months, is has felt like a year.
Some of my goals this year, learn more Spanish, practice my Chinese characters, be more fit. I think should add to the list learn how to love winter.
Lake Michigan is pretty, year round. If I can't love winter here, there might not be any hope for me.
I made my first turkey.
Raw meat grosses me out. I do eat meat and cook with a fair amount. However I like it in small chunks, or ground up. When the decision was made that I would cook the turkey, I had reservations. Just the thought ofpulling out the insides and handling that much raw meat made me queasy. I also stereotyped turkey makers as the elders of the the family, I am one of the kids! Being responsible for it made me feel old. Thanks to the Internet, Pioneer Woman and Alton Brown I felt I had the resources to guide me through the process.
|Brining the turkey seemed to be my only option after scouring the Internet and reading reviews. Orange peels, apple cider, spices etc.. Nathan commented that if the turkey tasted as good as the brine smelled it would be a hit.|
|My thoughtful husband pulled the insides out and helped me transport it, as a result I had little physical contact with the turkey itself.|
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