I've been using Facebook a lot recently and realized it's essentially microblogging, but all the comments come from people I know. Which is fun.
It's Thanksgiving weekend and I am making stock and watching Ewan McGregor motorcycle across Mongolia.
It was a nice Thanksgiving, with the two women who run my LYS and their family letting me hang out. Many experiments with gluten free Thanksgiving foods - I think it's funny how we blame the turkey for the post meal coma when we've just eaten ALL THE STARCH - my stuffing is coming along, but I haven't found a good GF bread for that yet.
My dissatisfaction with my stuffing made me go look up my great grandma's recipe, so I think I'll be able to improve. Though it may take me til next Thankgiving to digest what I've eaten over the past 3 days.
And now I'm making stock. I stuffed in the turkey breast carcass (I cooked my own for "leftovers") (my first roast Turkey; today I am a woman) and some bonus chicken wings and legs, and all the leftover herbs, garlic and veg from the crisper and cooked it for 9 hours and now I've stipped out the bones and put them in more water to see if I can get a jelly stock from the marrow. It's mostly curiosity.
Of all the magics that you can perform with time, soup making is the most magical to me. Put a bunch of kitchen trash in water and take out.....food. Delicious, delicious food.
Half the stock I made last night is in the freezer and half is in the dutch oven because it's time for Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson Soup. Even when I was a little girl it bothered me that it was Wife of Kit Carson. So I looked it up - her name was Josefa and she married Kit Carson when she was 14 and he was 34, and had a jillion children and this soup - turkey stock, adobo chiles, chickpeas, rice, jack cheese and avocado - is not her original recipe but is characteristic of the American west and is also DELICIOUS.
Here's a link: http://www.food.com/recipe/bowl-of-the-wife-of-kit-carson-turkey-leg-soup-with-chickpeas-483078
Though since I started with a carcass I'm using this mostly as a guideline. You can make it with chicken too, but for me the whole point is the adobo-spiced turkey stock.
Ewan McGregor is in Alaska now and I'm going back to my knitting. Happy Thanksgiving.