matt | November 26, 2010
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and got plenty to eat.
AB’s brined turkey recipe is quite good. The turkey was wonderfully seasoned and juicy.
His cranberry sauce, not so much. It’s okay, but the Ocean Spray canned stuff is better.
To go with it, we had stuffing doctored up with mushrooms and apples, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and baguettes.
This was the first major meal cooked in the new stove which, is finally in. Originally, we were supposed to get the gas lines run last Wednesday and do the hook up on Saturday (which, requires the gas company to pressure test the whole thing before they’ll unlock the tank). So, I was going to be home to take delivery of the stove, meet them for hookup, etc. I canceled gaming, and Liz went hunting. Of course, a plan is just a list of things which don’t happen, so they couldn’t do the hookup on Saturday for lack of staff. Thus, we pushed the whole affair back to the next Tuesday. I still leave gaming canceled, so Lizzy can go hunting, while wait for the stove. Once it arrives, I convert it over to LP, and the next few days we end up trying to use our other appliances to cook supper (lots of soup and things made with a contact grill).
Tuesday roll around and the gas man shows up after lunch. Of course, sales guys can never seem to fill out work orders correctly, so:
- He doesn’t have enough gas line.
- And, of course, what he doesn’t have enough of is too small So, very little happens while he waits for someone to come out from the home office and bring a couple of rolls of the proper line. I mean, we get the tank set up, some holes drilled, and the beginning of the line run (he had maybe 20 feet of the right size line, which got us in the house). A bit of work later (went pretty quickly with two people), and we’re in business. No leaks, gas on, stove works.
It’s pretty awesome. Two ovens, five burners, and it throws a lot more heat than the electric one did. This is the one.
In addition, we’ve gotten the house into something approaching clean, gotten our Warmachine figures varnished, and played a couple of games. I even won a game for once… and it’s only Friday. Most of the Christmas shopping is done as well. Tomorrow is “put the snowblower on the tractor” day, and we’ll likely go grocery shopping on Sunday.
Oh, and I’ve gotten an Amahi server set up and mostly configured. It’s pretty slick.
I think that’s it for now. I need to post pictures of the miniatures at some point, but I’m kozy and don’t feel like getting the camera.