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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weather ~ Roast Turkey ~ Roast Cauliflower Head ~ Towee Bath ~ The Bruise ~ RRPD ~ Awful Movies ~ German Chocolate Cake

Good 48º cloudy morning.
Now.......... the weather folks have changed their minds AGAIN............ rain on Thanksgiving! MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!!

The turkey I cooked yesterday...... it was 9 pounds..

Inside the bird I put fresh garlic, salt, and True Lemon ... .. (it can also be purchased at and I put slices of butter under the skin on the breast.. then drizzled the whole bird with olive oil...

I used Grunt Rub sprinkled on top of the olive oil....
This rub comes from Code 3 Spices..

I always put water in the bottom of the roasting pan. (by the way, this pan is about 49 years old!)
Came out perfect with a super good crunchy skin and very moist meat.
The giblets I cooked in salted water. When I make gravy I will use that water. It will also go into the soup I make with the turkey bones. The garlic pieces will also go into the turkey soup along with turkey meat and veggies.

Then I roasted a whole head of cauliflower.. 1½ cups Greek yogurt, 1 lime or lemon zested and juiced, 2 T chile powder, 1 T cumin, 1 T garlic powder, 1 t curry powder (didn't use that as I don't like it), 2 t kosher salt, and 1 t. pepper. In place of the lime I used "Key Lime Seasoning" I got from World Market, but they don't have it anymore, but Amazon has several kinds...

Heat oven to 400º. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and woody stem. Mix all the spices with the yogurt and rub it all over the cauliflower. (using your hands).

Place on greased baking sheet and roast until the surface is browned and dry .. about 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface. Let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into wedges. Stays crunchy.

GREAT dinner!!!!
I was enjoying watching this little Towee in the birdbath... he seemed to be having a blast...
Bruiser was way out by the trees on a hunt...watching for or watching something intently.

Historically this date....
1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visitMaui.

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended byPresident George Washington and approved by Congress.

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High StreetUnited Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.

1968 – Vietnam WarUnited States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.

1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address theRepublic of Ireland's parliament.

And births this date include...
1853 – Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
1895 – William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1933 – Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor

Sadly his wife took an overdose of pills after leaving him a loving note but said she couldn't go on any longer. Apparently she suffered from horrible migraine headaches.

1939 – Tina Turner, American singer and actress
Since Trish posted the picture of Isabella with the NYPD car yesterday I have one of my own....
One of Rogue River's finest!!!

Tried to watch a couple of movies last night... The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz. CRAP!
So tried to watch The Banger Sisters with Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon. CRAP also!!!!

All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 26th
National Cake Day

Here is a favorite of mine...and so easy.
Use your favorite German Chocolate cake mix
1 18.25-oz boxGerman Chocolate Cakemix ( I prefer Duncan Hines)
1 1/4 cupswater
1/3 cupvegetable oil
3 largeeggs
1 15-oz canCoconut Pecan Frosting

Blend together in large bowl, the cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed for two minutes.
Fold in Coconut Pecan frosting until thoroughly combined. Pour into bundt or tube type cake pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 50-60 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and garnish with powdered sugar. This cake is soooo moist and good!!!


Anonymous said...

OH MY your turkey made my mouth water! We won't be having turkey but I have two giant Butterballs in the freezer. I will make one some time after Thanksgiving.

Even tho we are having the Taco Guy again I have much work to do to get ready for tomorrow.
I love not having to cook! :)

Hugs, XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

I know you will be busy. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue. You have a wonderful day also. We all have so much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and ever day!

XOXO Trisha

Lydia said...

When did you say dinner is being served- it looks worth the drive my home to yours):-

Your bird bath- is looks ceramic- but could be the angle. Any artist to name?

Oregon Sue said...

Dinner was last night, L! Next is turkey soup! Maybe a tukey wrap too.The birdbath is metal. Got it at ACE. No artist. The metal last longer in this cold winter area. The ceramic tend to break and fall apart. xo