Early Bird Special

thanksgiving turkey being prepared

When you’re retired – or, like me, even if you just pretend to be retired – you can celebrate anything anytime, for no reason.

So if turkey is flying out the door at fifty-nine cents a pound, why not have Thanksgiving dinner two weeks early!

thanksgiving turkey being loaded into ovenware

The thing about cooking bird at elevation, however, is that it is more of an art than a science. Forget about 20 minutes/lb. at 325 degrees. You would starve to death before it’s done. Try 340 degrees for 30 minutes a pound and open a bottle of wine in the interim.

thanksgiving ordeurs

🙂 🙂 🙂 A good time was had by all 🙂 🙂 🙂

Friday, November 11th

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Okay – so there was the pesky chore of cleaning up after a big meal.  But that’s what dishwashers are for.

loaded dishwasherOnce we cleared the table & stacked the dirty dishes in the machine, it was time to play poker.

All the money goes into a pool.  Once a month or so we split it & take ourselves out to dinner at a nice restaurant.

poker hands

Sounds good – but the bottom line is that the loser is in effect picking up most of the tab 😦  Since that’s usually my role, it’s probably a good thing that I’m hittin’ the road again tomorrow 🙂

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