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November 8, 2005

A Minor Miracle

It was a small one but nonetheless somewhat of a miracle, getting all the annoying errands out of the way in less than 2-hours. Oh if only one could plan for such a congruence of traffic lights, parking spots, no lines, helpful salespeople and otherwise just darned good luck, but then it wouldn't even be a minor miracle. The event consisted of a trip to Harvard Square to return jeans and a belt, with a quick stop on the way to pick up wine and an after stop to return a second pair of jeans back across town at Assembly Square. The good luck came about with an additional, unplanned stop in Harvard Square where I may have found the perfect pants and top to go with the perfect jacket I already purchased for my mother-of-the-bride outfit. Tomorrow I have to bring the jacket and return to verify the match up. Let us all pray for continued good fashion fortune.

November 10, 2005

Google Cooking Lives On

Can it possibly be three years old as this article suggests?

November 16, 2005

Rummaging About

Getting ready to cook a tri-tip roast for dinner last night, for some reason I thought about how roasting pans usually come with an oven when you buy it. Even though I hadn't used such a roasting pan in the five-years I've owned the oven, I figured it must be around somewhere, most likely in the bottom drawer of the stove itself. Sure enough, after a little rummaging around, I discovered a good-sized pan with a rack that fit inside, and had a slight bend in the middle to keep a roast or turkey or whatever from sliding off. However the real rummaging payoff came when I found a cord with a sort of skewer at one end and a round plug at the other end. Thinking it must be some sort of meat thermometer, I looked in the oven for possible places to plug it in. No luck seeing much in the dark oven since the oven light wasn't working, so it was off to the Kitchen Aid Superba Use and Care Guide. And there it was - exactly how to use the temperature probe. The skewer end plugged into the roast and the other end plugged into an outlet on the upper left side of the oven, showing a little probe symbol on the stove controls once the connection was made. I chose the internal meat temperature I wanted, set the oven temperature and pressed start. When the meat reached the programmed internal temperature, I heard a wonderful series of beeps letting me know, and the oven shut itself off. The only thing I had to do was take the meat out so it wouldn't cook any further. What a perfect combination of high tech used for an every day chore, plus the roast, which I planned to have for a couple of meals, was so delicious we gorged out and ate the whole thing. Yummy!

November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving with the Family

Luckily we drove up to Orange the night before, because on Thanksgiving morning, we woke up to almost five inches of snow. Our annual foraging trip to the woods had to be cancelled, so instead, we foraged in the garage for sleds and coasters to use on the hill out front. Otherwise, pretty much all the traditions were in place, including several games of Scrabble, hors d'oeuvres and toasts using the green glassware and lots of remember when family stories. Here's a bit of what it looked like.

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