Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I haven't done a lot of research into recipes for moose steak... is that a done thing? Canadians, weigh in here... I just couldn't resist the sentiment in this sign.

We left the dense fog of Walla Walla this morning and rose out of the mist by the top of Tollgate, and enjoyed sunshine all the way over to the Wallowas. In quiet and peaceful Joseph, Oregon, it is cool (well, cold, really!) but clear. As I write this the night before Thanksgiving, it is 25 degrees F and going down. Nice to be in by the fire...

Internet connection is much more sketchy than planned, so we'll see what, if anything, gets posted the next few days... I take it as a sign to unplug for a minute or two, or at least just catch up on every gadgety show known to man on the Discovery channel! I sense a Mythbusters Thanksgiving Day marathon...

Wishing everyone, near and far, a very happy Thanksgiving. We all have so very much to be thankful for, today and every day. Again with the royal "we," but I feel confident that if you're reading this, then you probably are also clothed (I don't want to know about your nekid blog surfing, if that's the case...), fed, warm and dry and have confidence that tomorrow will bring more of the same. Right there, count your blessings. That's a gentle suggestion, not quite the order it sounded like...

Peace and joy, turkey and stuffing too!


  1. god and mashed potatoes...amen.
    missing you all on this holiday, but celebrating shelby's bid for marathon fitness.
    i baked a pumpkin pie with carmelized hazelnut thinks you might like to try sometime.
    xo to you and the boyz.

  2. Good Morning Love!
    I do not remember moose steaks as such but I do remember seeing my father bring home a moose, deer, elk...and they went into the freezer after the local butcher did the deed on the critter. I'll ask Mother and see what she says about how she cooked it up. They all have a slightly different taste than beef...but not unpleasant at all.
    I remember once a critter coming home in the back of a truck...think it was a deer...that wasn't the right gender so it had to stay under the canvas until it got over to the butcher...wuick, quick.
    Have a great day.
    Love to you all.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Sherilee: We're Joseph residents away for the Thanksgiving holiday visiting family in Santa Cruz, CA. 25 degress & dropping sounds good to me in this Calif "heat wave" of 60s.

    You mentioned sketchy internet connections--there's always the Soda Shop at Mad Mary's on Main Street (always available and maybe even from your car in front of the store), and the Embers Brewhouse too.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving,

  4. moose meat - well really those of us on the prairies usually joke that only the folks from newfoundland eat moose meat - but then they think seal flippers and cod cheeks are delicacies as well. friends from the "rock" were elated one year when their mam sent them some jars of preserved moose meat - they made a dish similar to a shepherds pie with it and were oohing and aahing in delite! I declined the adventure, so can't tell you what it tastes like.
    nevertheless - glad you are safely nestled in for your holiday. much love to the men of the house and have a much deserved break.
    p.s. what - no commentary on TC episode 3?? I'm in withdrawal.

  5. Would you like to move to Joseph? It is so gorgeous there. Check this out:

  6. oops sorry - bad fingers tonight

    Tell your friends too!


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