Barking dogs, fat flies and spider webs

Turkish delight

Turkish enjoys a sunny spot on the drawing board after a hard day of doing … well … not much of anything, really.

Whew. We appear to have survived another Thanksgiving-Black Friday combo. But it was a near thing. I don’t know how professional cooks survive all those hours on their feet — ’bout dark-thirty yesterday my dogs commenced to bark and they haven’t stopped yet.

A couple of friends popped round last night to split a bottle of sparking rosé and eat some leftovers, which I swear to God took nearly as long to reheat as the original meal did to cook. They also brought some killer green-chile-and-jack wontons with a guacamole garnish that put our heat-it-and-eat-it to shame.

Anyway, we stayed up too late and drank too much and today we all felt a tad listless for some reason, even the four-legged crowd, which does not imbibe (see Turkish, at right).

After a few hours of puttering around the ranch Herself toddled off for a short run and I took a break from work to ride the Jamis Supernova around Monument Valley Park, which proved a bad idea. I felt like a fat fly negotiating a spider web constructed of retractable dog leashes and feckin’ eejits.

Now I’m wrapping up the day’s paying chores, sipping a 5 Barrel Pale Ale and contemplating the evening meal. Whaddaya think? Turkey, turkey or … turkey?

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7 Responses to “Barking dogs, fat flies and spider webs”

  1. Steve O Says:

    Turkey noodle soup?
    Turkey and white bean chili?
    Turkey salad sammich?

  2. Jeff Cozad Says:

    5 Barrel is good, but… you need to see if you can fins some Stone “Enjoy By 12/21/12”. Wow…

    http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/stone-enjoy-by-ipa/183117/

  3. Debby Says:

    Turkey noodle soup – yum! My favorite leftovers recipe.

    Or how about some turkey tacos? Quick and easy. Blue corn taco shells, sharp white cheddar, some hot smokey chipotle salsa…

    No leftover turkey for me, since I did not host the feast this year. Whole wheat spaghetti for me tonight. Actually I do have some ground turkey to put in the sauce.

  4. Boz Says:

    The Mrs. made a great turkey pot pie. She makes a great flaky crust. I think I might do a Shepherd pie and freeze it for a quick meal on one of the upcoming long, cold winter nights. Winter is here in Duluth. Already used the snow blower twice!

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    My wife knows her way around a pie crust too so tonite I think we’ll be having a turkey pot pie as well. Before the turkey noodle soup phase there’s a quiche-like thing using up the leftover stuffing and other bits, while turkey sandwiches will be available for awhile yet. Still hoping this evening to get some of the pumpkin zuppa that used up the rest of the butternut squash bought for pie filling. I’ve got the toasted sliced almonds all ready to go on top along with the drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Beer or wine with tonite’s dinner remains the only issue.

  6. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Break out the wok and try turkey fried rice. Real good with a Shiner 101 Pilsner to wash it down. I know, Shiner really, but try the 101 which is a decent pilsner.

  7. grumbly oldguy Says:

    Turkey works well with mole sauce, rice and the assorted grilled and reheated veges from the back of the fridge

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