Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving for Two - A Pleasant Pheasant! Plus, return of the Ticked-Off Turkey.
Very excited about Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. We'd been planning on a quiet Thanksgiving together here in Brooklyn for some time; I think it was originally at my request since I was travelling last weekend, but it's working out particularly well since he started a new job working for the city parks department out in the Rockaways over the summer. As you may imagine, Sandy has left a huge amount of work for him and his colleagues; days off have been a little up in the air, so my plan to stick around Brooklyn for turkey day ended up working out really well. It does turn out that he has tomorrow off, so we'll get to cook dinner together, which we always enjoy.
And since even the smallest turkey is way too much for two, I thought it would be fun to try a pheasant! I've never cooked pheasant before, but we've both had it and liked it, and I thought it would be fun to try! Steve H., aka the "Paddling Chef", works for D'artagnan and was nice enough to order a bird for me when the folks at Dean and DeLuca proved to be oddly clueless about pheasants, and I've had a great time looking up various things to do with pheasants. I'm thinking a brine or a marinade, and then some bacon strips on the breast and roasted in TQ's Dutch oven (which does an incredible job of keeping thing moist).
If I manage to ruin the bird, we should have leftovers from the pot of venison chili I'm making tonight! It's game week here at Frogma's lilypad! And in case I don't make it back online tomorrow, here's my favorite home-made angry bird, stomping around in my foyer to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Or something.