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turkey day

Nov. 22nd, 2012 09:23 pm
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Dinner is done and the guests have gone. Dishwasher is running.

Before we started the turkey looked like this.


The full spread.


The cats were very well behaved. They do not think that "people food" is edible so they watched us eat but no begging or other bad behavior.

An apple tart addition --

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windy

Mar. 7th, 2012 09:36 pm
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Headed to Ann Arbor this afternoon with a long shopping list from friends. It was the second day of above 60 F temperatures that today came with a lot of wind. In this year with no winter we have also skipped Spring and jumped into Road Construction. Again I say "weird!"

Eight-plus raptors in the air and a lot of road kill. The winter has been so warm they didn't starve so instead they became sacrifice to the ghod of cars. A couple of coyotes, a deer, an awful lot of raccoons and and one skunk died sometime today. As I navigated the road trying not to be blown off I realized that perhaps all this death was from drivers of smaller cars than mine. They didn't want to be blown off the road.

Got to Ann Arbor and it wasn't busy so they might also be on spring break. Made a number of circuits of the Detroit Street area until we found a parking space and then headed into Zingerman's Deli and nirvana. There were signs all around proclaiming that the Ides of March was their 30th Anniversary in business. I started eating there right after they opened. ...sigh...30 ?????? years...

They are still mid-renovation and you can see pictures here. I got out my list and starting collecting things as soon as we were inside the door. We quickly filled the shopping basket, refused to look at most of the stuff on display (away, away tempting evil things!!!) and progressed to the sandwich counter. Two women had sort of stopped in the middle of the area and were staring at the signage. I heard one ask the sandwich order person "how do you choose?" and his reply was "start with a meat?". I went to the other person taking orders and gave her Cami's and my order with a few take out sandwich orders from friends. We then moved to the checkout line and amazed the person at the register. We had a lot of food and she laughed when we said it was for six people. I think we set a new record and only spent a total of less than $200. The order included but was not limited to sandwiches (they are the two meal sort), bread, salads, hash, cheese, corned beef and yummy Dulce de Leche for Karren.

We ate our sandwiches -- actually me a half and Cami a WHOLE sandwich (it was the nosher size however) --then came home again battling the wind. I was backing into the driveway when the phone rang -- the start of the ravening hordes descending on my house began.
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Drove down to Ann Arbor to go to Zingerman's before the students return. Next weekend is a big street fair and the week after is a deluge of students into Ann Arbor. I will also talk of deluges of a different sort later. Cami is back to work this week, I next and then school starts for us, so scheduling fun.

Woke up to a downpour. It cleared up. Then it started raining again. Was raining a little bit when we left town and then I drove into the downpour/deluge. Windshield wipers could not keep up, I cannot really see the road sort of deluge. I considered stopping but then we drove past it. An awful lot of traffic heading east, approaching rush hour levels. I think everyone decided to leave up north early to avoid the rush. It didn't work but at least there was no road construction.

Got to Z's and miracle of miracles I found a parking spot right in front. As usual the line stretched out the door and around the corner and down the block. They do have a nice covered walk for one to wait and someone had painted a mural on the side. I waited at the end of the ramp rather than trying to get the wheelchair onto the sidewalk further down the road. It gave me a great vantage point to the dismay of a lot of newbees who would stop, look and ask if "that was the line for sandwiches?".

We got in and with the crowd I was at a bit of a disadvantage catching someone's eye at the deli counter. However when someone called "45" and I had the #44 sticker all was well. I ordered what I needed and moved to the sandwich line. Cami went looking for the pickled raisins to no avail. They may sound strange but are surprisingly good.

Sandwiches ordered and paid for and then we navigated out, which is harder than it sounds. The ramp entrance needed to be cleared of people before we could move next door and get a table. Then the wait. You wait will the wait persons walk around all the seating areas inside and out calling names. Finally my name was called and sandwiches arrived.

Cami got an Abra's Nutty Yard Bird and Diane & I got the Sandwich of the Month - El Aquacate. Nom Nom!

Cami's curried chicken salad ...



... and my lovely chicken and avocado wonder:



We eventually came home. On the drive we saw one dead coyote and it looked like this spring's entire crop of juvie raccoons decorating the side of the road. Saw a couple of hawks and one Great Blue heron, alive alive O. On our side westbound traffic was fairly light but eastbound it had reached levels of heavy rush hour. I'm glad I wasn't returning from the Great UpNorth.
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Fat Tuesday in the Midwest means paczki. Polish fried sweet bread filled with lots of things. Sort of polish jelly donuts as it were but with more filling than an ordinary jelly donut.

Why did we drive to Ann Arbor, you ask, when paczki are available at every corner store in Lansing? These were paczki made by Zingerman's Bake House. Definitely not your ordinary jelly donut from your very not ordinary bakery.

Yumm!!!!

EtA: the real thing -- I got plum, rose hip and cream cheese. Nom!

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I had friends over for the annual indulgence fest. The rules are bring whatever you want, so we get lots of variety. Sometimes it has turned into all desserts as well, so one never knows what this will be. The other given is to watch a christmas related dvd. This year it was the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol".

This is what arrived in the way of food.








Food eaten, presents unwrapped, movie watched and dishwasher running. Merry christmas!

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Nov. 25th, 2010 01:47 am
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The pie just out of the oven. Nom.

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