So much to blog about so little free time... So here are a bunch of quick notes...
* I just narrowly averted my first losing month in three years. A special thanks to the Rakeback Gods for making this possible. Of course if their cousins, the EV Gods didn't wang me for $6K in -ev, this would not have been necessary. Hmm.. maybe I need to update my popular post on the Poker Gods.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Since someone asked about our Thanksgiving...
Thanksgiving at the Fly's is not just one meal. It's a long series of meals. We went over to a friend's house for Thanksgiving, but Mrs. Fly got the itch to cook up a storm. On Tuesday, she started us off with a palate cleanser of baked ham. We were about to gorge ourselves on poultry the ensuing days so she thought this would be a nice change of pace. We hadn't had a baked ham in about a year. I don't know why we don't have it more - it tastes so much better than the regular deli ham. Unfortunately, we got the "regular" smoked ham instead of the "low sodium." The regular is so absurdly salty it takes away from the ham flavor imo. Americans sure love their salt.
Mrs. Fly enjoys cooking during the holidays and she wanted to make something nice for the family, so Wednesday night we she made us a feast. That's a roasted goose. This was the first time she tried making it and it turned out pretty well. The skin was crispy and the meat extremely flavorful. If you like duck, you should try this - it's a nice change of pace. The orange thing in the casserole dish is Mrs. Fly's sweet potato casserole. She recently won her second "Breakfast Queen" nod in a row for it. It's almost like a dessert - it's so savory.
Then on Thanksgiving we went over to a friend's house. They almost feel like family. We recently helped their son with his college essays, so hopefully he'll get into the college of his choice. Imagine that! An Asian kid wanting to go to Rice. The stars were a regular turkey (left), a fried turkey (right) and a baked ham (back right).
The other side of table was where all the bench warmers hung out - all the various forms of starch and veggies. I thought this bread cornucopia thing was very clever. I had never seen one before - probably because I don't do the shopping, and on the rare times I do go, I'm usually hanging out in the meat and seafood departments. Imagine that!
Dessert was okay. The host baked a pecan pie that was pretty good - and we had a bunch of stuff I didn't really try for fear of gaining all my weight back.
I was in too much of a food coma to remember what I ate on Friday. I think we went out. Damn tryptophan!
Yeah! Yeah! That's the ticket! It was the tryptophan and not my senility!
Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.
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