Thursday, November 24th, 2022

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My Thanksgiving kitchen plans for the day

  1. Bake brownies
  2. Start raspberry sorbet in the maker
  3. Sweet Potato casserole
  4. Mac & Cheese
  5. Grill steaks

I had been intending to smoke turkey, but with just my wife and I, we opted for steak. She isn't a big turkey fan.

11/24/2022 7:26 am | | Tags: cooking, thanksgiving

Peltola holds her Dem. seat in Alaska, first Alaskan native elected to Congress

And, also important, she kept Sarah Palin out.

11/24/2022 8:39 am | | Tags: us politics, democrats, first nations, alaska

Japan World Cup team honors their long-time team chef by including him in the team photo

(Link goes to the Google translation of the page. Text below uses those translations.

On the evening of the 19th, the Japanese national team took a commemorative photo of the team before practice. In addition to the 26 members there, there is another man in a uniform... Mr. Yoshiteru Nishi (60), the exclusive chef of the national team.

Nishi has accompanied the team since the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This is the fifth time in a row that she (sic.) has "participated" in the tournament.

(As noted above, the translation uses 'she' but is clearly referencing Mr. Nishi.)

They apparently did something similar last time with their kit/gear guy.

11/24/2022 8:52 am | | Tags: soccer, world cup, japan

Sorbet - Take 1

So my first experiment with sorbet, a raspberry sorbet, turned out... okay. It's not amazing. Primarily my issue is that it's definitely more icy than smooth, but that's okay. It was my first try. And it is still edible, I had some with a brownie.

When I was running the maker, I ended up taking advantage of living up north. I put the ice cream maker outside, draped a towel over it, and let it run for two-ish hours. Having it inside was just too much noise; and also I figured outside was a good 30 degrees colder than inside so that would help with freezing the sorbet.

Next up is vanilla ice cream.

11/24/2022 11:49 pm | | Tags: cooking
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