Thursday, November 27, 2008

How to make Thanksgiving dinner 101

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is not an easy feat. So we put together some easy directions to make sure your Thanksgiving goes off without a hitch.

Step 1) The Hunt

You need to go 0ut and find a turkey in its natural habitat. It's important to sneak up on it as not to startle the poor thing. Be prepared to wrestle it to the ground if it has a bit of a kick.

Shhh...don't scare the little fella

Step 2) Preparing

After you hog tie the turkey (we don't want it to wriggle away), you need to prepare it. First and foremost don't forget the stuffing, you can also put lots of goodies in the pan. This will help add flavor.

Step 3) Cooking

They say you should cook a turkey a half hour for every pound. But we say cook it until its wool catches fire and falls off. That will seer in the juices and make it nice and moist for eating.

Quick, shove it in before Erin catches us!

Step 4) Eat

Eat the turkey with lots of good food and friends. Gobble Gobble!

We're thankful for all the Doritos D.J. ate this year.

The End...

Ok D.J. gets to eat first because D.J. was "playing" the role of the turkey and because we got blackmailed. It was either D.J. eats first or Erin learns how the little sheep's bottom got blackened.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Road Trip!

Whew, what a whirlwind, the first half of October I was on the road - 6 Big Ten campuses in 8 days. First I went to Michigan State. I got to tailgate and see the band. I tried to play tuba.

Oops, wrong end…let’s try that again.

Maybe next year I’ll have it figured out and be good enough to actually make the band.

Check out this Harley! I think I need some sunglasses to keep glare and bugs out of my eyes, and a leather jacket to keep my fur from getting nappy and my bones in tact in case I crash. Maybe I should take a driving lesson. Oh, and insurance is a must, I wonder if Gieco is so easy a sheep can do it???

The next weekend, I got to go on a Mini Big Ten Road Trip. I went to FIVE schools in one weekend.

First I went to Illinois, I got into the bottom of the press box and got stuck in some dried corn. I tried to go upstairs, but there was some homecoming event for big-wig donors who were probably actually Illinois fans. Phooey.

The next day I went to Indiana.

The Iowa band was there too. Tailgating wasn’t as fun this week and I had to stay in the car because I didn’t have a ticket to the game. At least the Hawks won.

Next stop of the day was West Lafayette. Purdue’s press box looks an awful lot like Iowa’s…

They wouldn’t let me upstairs either, something about a wedding or something else equally silly.

After the stadium, we went to Harry’s Chocolate Shop, it’s listed as the best grub at Purdue, according to the book Big Ten Country. No chocolate there, not even shakes, just a bar with burgers and pizza. What a misnomer.

The next day, Sunday, was the Chicago Marathon. I didn’t run it, but I watched part of it. While 10,000+ saps were running 26.2 miles I was exploring Chicago!

First I saw the giant bean.

Then I was going to look at the WIRED exhibition, but the sign outside said there were sheep at work. Since I do enough work during the week, I didn’t want to get confused as part of the help. I took some pictures, then high tailed it out of there.

I went to lunch at the British pub Elephant and Castle. They had some strange art on the wall.

After the marathon ended, we went to Northwestern. We couldn’t get in their stadium at all.

That made four stadiums in two days, but I wanted to get ONE more, so after the long car ride back, I went over to Kinnick.

I couldn’t get in the press box there either, but at last my Big Ten whirl-wind mini tour had ended.