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Cauliflower, Capons, Early Deadlines

I have just roasted cauliflower florets after tossing them with coarsely chopped garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and olive oil. It is really, really good. I don't know why I didn't think about roasting cauliflower before the age of 61. (Me, not the cauliflower.) I have a new side-dish for Thanksgiving!

I was playing around with the idea of having a capon rather than a turkey for thanksgiving dinner. After some thought and reading, I've decided not to do so. I'll just go with a smaller turkey and slow/moist roast it. 

Can you tell I'm going into Thanksgiving dinner mode? Doing so makes me happy. We're having FB and Em, our friend JT, Drs. Gonzo and Bob (not my BB, a different Bob), and maybe a couple of others. BB has asked that we don't talk about politics. Knowing our friends, that may be impossible, but we'll try to minimize the talk. As he says, he'll even be willing to watch football if it stops the political talk. "I want to be thankful," he says, and I understand. 

Early deadlines, early deadlines, early deadlines. Lord, what a pain. And I signed myself up for a Saturday evening assignment, which is also a bit of a pain, although it'll be an automatic 6 hours of pay. 

And now, to sit with my beloved and watch anime!
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amberfocus
Nov. 18th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
We did Cornish game hens one year because I had them in the freezer and we were snowed in for the 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving and couldn't get out to get a turkey. It was a fun change. But we still got a turkey a week later when we could get out again.

Also, roasted cauliflower and broccoli is amazing. I don't even like cauliflower normally, but when roasted I actually do. I toss with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
But we still got a turkey a week later when we could get out again.

Yes, I understand this! The last couple of years, we've been taken out for Thanksgiving dinner by friends, which is lovely, since one doesn't have to cook for the holiday - but in both years, I've gotten a small turkey afterwards and cooked it. I suspect no holiday is a holiday, in my head at least, unless it allows for the possibility of post-holiday turkey sandwiches. Heh.
liadtbunny
Nov. 18th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
I had my first pickled cauliflower today - it was yum:)

Good luck with the deadlines! The anime should take the pain away?
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, pickled cauliflower is wonderful - crunchy, sweet-sour, altogether yummy! I think it was pickled cauliflower that allowed me to begin the long process of learning to like cauliflower in general

The anime took away the pain indeed. As for the deadlines? Let's not talk about them. Heh ....
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 18th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
OMG, that sounds delicious!!

I love your holiday plans.

Hang in there, honey. Hopefully it won't be too long!

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
We'll see how everything goes; perhaps a post-Thanksgiving report?

Trying to hang in there - you do the same, my dear!

*hugs back*
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