Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
- clothes and a house
- food and water
- school and church
- my relatives
- hot showers
- living by family
- my parents
- the Book of Mormon
- computers and phones
- eternal friends
- turkeys and thanksgiving
- the Cox family
- the priesthood
- my family
- that family's can be together forever
- My Lover
- My girls
The evening was spent putting the house back together again and then watching the debut of the movie I put together of the "Cox and Ditto's Sheep Lake 2011 Camping Trip." Both of our families do not do sleepovers but we do occasionally babysit each others kids overnight. Thanksgiving night was one of those nights -- the Cox family stayed overnight so Brooke, Emi, and I could head out for same late night and early morning Black Friday shopping. We joined the crazy Walmart crowd and cashed in on some great deals (especially price matching with other store's Black Friday deals). The kids loved spending most of Friday together too.
Lastly, I must share the most delicious and fool-proof turkey recipe.
2 c. tenderquick (in the salt section in a blue bag)
1/2 c. rock salt
3/4 small bottle liquid smoke
2 gallons hot water.
1 large syringe and needle (it's recommended to get the largest guage needle you can find. You can find them at places like coastal farm or other supply stores. I used a 16 guage needle. They are really inexpensive, $2-3 and you can use them forever)
I got a bucket from lowes for about 2.00. Fill the bucket (we put our turkey in a cooler) with the hot water, tenderquick, rock salt and liquid smoke. Stir until everything is dissolved. Place the bird on a cookie sheet with sides (jelly roll pan) Shoot the bird with 6-8 cups of the brine, or until the bird starts to leak. Then submerge the turkey in the brine/bucket for 24 hours. After 24 hours put bird in a paper bag and roasting pan and cook @ 200 degrees for 12 hours.
Tip: I lightly sprayed the inside of the bag with Pam so the bird wouldn't stick. Bird will look more pink than a regular cooked bird, but it is done and delicious.
**the only drawback to this recipe is the gravy isn't very good -- it's too salty.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Enjoying the last of the warm days...
Dirt Biking for Tyler and Alex --
Soccer and more soccer for Nate --
Candy and more candy for Chloe (oh yeah, and Halloween fun)--
Cousin time --
A little re-cap of some Ditto entertainment too:
Click here if you can't see the movie: http://youtu.be/_Luti_3RN5U