Cricket

Cricket
1/02/00 - 11/01/11 Rest in peace baby girl, I love you and miss you.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Middle of the night

 
Just thought this was a neat picture I took of the moon and a jet stream, when I first saw it the jet stream was straight across the moon but by the time I got inside and back out with the camera it had moved a tad bit.
 

finished Turducken

 
It tasted alot better than it looked lol 
 
 


This was the first one I ever attempted so a few mistakes were anticipated :O)  One mistake was too much stuffing stuffed inside the birds.
 
Second mistake was I didn't tie it enough times or in the right ways. I should have tied a few strings from "head to toe" to keep the breast from sliding forward. No big deal actually, it was still good, just had to search for the duck meat inside everything else lol
I do believe I will be making another one one the future.


Monday, December 24, 2012

To all

    I hope that each and every one of you are spending the holidays just the way you want :O) Be it with family, by yourself or sharing it with strangers.  I hope that this Christmas finds everyone healthy and happy.  Merry Christmas everyone,  Be safe  :O)

this years Christmas Bird :O) warning/Graphic I am a heathen.

this year my aunt and I decided to have a Turducken.  I have seen these on TV and u-tube and thought it would be good.  So here are some pics of the boning out process. 
 
Forgot to take a pic before I started cutting.   The Duck....

alittle bleary but this is the duck completely boned out.

Yes, I forgot to take the picture before I started cutting...  AGAIN :O)  But its THE CHICKEN.

Boned out chicken

Yeehaaaaa,  I remembered to take the pic before i started cutting the turkey...

The boned out turkey, it was alittle frozen still but it worked.  as you can see I left the bones in the wings but cut the thigh bone out of the legs.

I then packed some stuffing into the creases of the turkey, I even cut some into the breast meat so I could put stuffing in there too.  I then layed the chicken on the turkey backwards to the Turkey (chicken breast to the butt end of the turkey) and then packed it with more stuffing. I then places the duck on the chicken and packed more stuffing onto it. I then used roast string to tie the back up on the turkey. I had my aunt help me at this point to get it squeezed together so I could tie it. It would of helped allot if I would of had a meat tieing thingy. It looks like a poker but it has a hole in the business end of it so you can put a sting into it and pierce it threw the skin.  I just cut some small holes and then used a wooden spoon witha groove cut in the handle on the end to hold the string while I pushed it threw the holes I had cut.  works in  apinch but I would recommend getting the meat skewer thingy lol

And here is the finished product before cooking.  with a few tabs of butter on top. I tied a few strings around it to hold the legs together and also the wings.  Looks like  a regular turkey doesn't it?  :O)  will take a few pics after it comes out of the oven 2moro before and after it gets cut up.
They say to cook it at 375 degrees and for 25 to 30 minutes per pound  and a internal temp of 160 degrees.  That's what most of the recipes say that I have found on the Internet.   I really hope that it is as good as everyone raves about lol  just in case my aunt is making a ham also lol
 
 
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

random pics

 
This owl was perched on the fence post at the entrance of my driveway. Not  the best picture for focus but a camera which has been dumped in the creek twice, dropped way too many times should be allowed to have a bad focus day once in a while :O)

 
This is my Nephew and his  deer he harvested this season,  very nice buck..  Alot deer burger in the freezer and ALOT of jerky....  Several days of running the dehydrator's.  Nice placement of the shot too :O)

it snowed

Just a few pictures of the drifts and snow around my place. Thought you all might enjoy them.
 
 

 

 


update for matt

ok matt, now you can look at this date for a change :O)