November 23rd, 2006

Breakfast LJ

Macy's day parade!

watching the macy's thanksgiving day parade on tv and chatting over aim with queencimmy about it at the same time. Almost makes me feel like i'm at home with them.

Earlier i was watching both the NBC and CBS coverage at once. Poor Neil Patrick Harris. He was getting so wet!

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wear a mask, elhoffer

Thanksgiving diner

For thanksgiving diner lordaerith and I decided not to do a turkey, but a buffalo roast with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and gravy. Unfortunately Whole Foods didn't have a buffalo roast or asparagus, so he got two bison tenderloins and green beans.

I started the mashed potatoes and then when they were boiling away, we realized we didn't have a broiler pan...about 10 minutes of insanity ensue as lordaerith pan-fries the tenderloins while I try to mash the potatoes and make the gravy at the same time. And all of a sudden we realize that we hadn't prepped the green beans at all. Luckily the tenderloins were able to sit in their own juices (of which i got some to for the gravy) which softened them, the mashed potatoes were kept warm in the oven and the green beans got done just fine. I was really happy with how the gravy came out as I'd never really made gravy on my own before. It was really easy to make and I owe mad props to artemis42 for adding dill weed to my kitchen spices.

Dinner itself was very nice. Afterwards I forcedsubjected lordaerith to Horse Feathers.

Now I should probably start the clean-up process.