Monday, September 29, 2008
Consequently, we came off the lake with almost 30 "keepers" and had a fish fry that night on the back porch of Francesca's hobbit hole. I don't suppose there's much reason to post the whole procedure twice, so I'll just direct you all over to my LiveJournal post, in which I have more pictures and assorted details of the catching, cleaning, cooking, and consuming of a whole bunch of bass.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The weapon of choice was a standard snap-trap. Beats the heck out of a glue trap -- I don't want the little vermin to die slowly of thirst. Let me assure you that the snap trap killed the little beggar instantly; I saw the damage.
The bait? Chocolate syrup. It's like mouse crack, and there's no way for them to get it without disturbing the trigger.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
|Thai Steak Salad (Yum Nua)||Schweine Schnitzel with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage|
Substitute pork chops for the veal specified in the Schnitzel recipe. It's not bad as-is, but if we'd been thinking, we would have made a hunter sauce or something for it.
Sorry, but no one thought to take pictures of last night's Grecian Braised Chicken.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
|Highly unperiod kneading methodology.||William, Juliana, and Constanza work the dough.|
|Rectangular pies are apple.||Rolling, rolling, rolling.|
|Triangles are blueberry.||Triangles with folded corners are cherry.|
Make the dough, roll the dough, fill with fruit, fold, crimp, freeze. That was the plan for the day. The actual frying will occur on site. As noted above, the contents are coded by shape.
The lurking puppy is Randy, who was fervently hoping we would get clumsy and drop something good. He got lucky occasionally.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Other people's misfortune: is there anything funnier?
I'm assuming the host wasn't seriously hurt. That would make it not funny. He doesn't seem to be seriously hurt, though. Mostly pain.