Thursday, December 29, 2011

Juicy Turkey Guaranteed

Okay, so I have a secret to share and it has to do with The Juiciest Best Turkey ever.

Unbeknownst to my Mama and Papa, I was watching and learning how to Grill a turkey for our Christmas Eve feast. They learned the recipe from a nice Irishman named John Sullivan from Harvard. His family only makes their turkey this way and he swears by its yummy goodness. (are Harvard people good at cooking too?!)

So don't tell them I told you, but here's the secret to getting your turkey meat to fall off the bone and wow your guests and your pups...

Brine your turkey with H2O and sea salt (enough to make a raw egg float) plus any additional seasoning you desire. Keep the entire bird submerged for 6-24hrs.

After brining, I saw Mama and Papa rub butter, salt and pepper all over the turkey. Then they put it in a tray and onto the grill at the lowest heat. They then barbecued the bird for 12 min/pound.

After putting the turkey on the grill, I heard Papa tell grandma that he was "taking care of the BBQ every 5 minutes." In fact, he and I were watching football the entire afternoon! This turkey came out like pulled-pork, the guests were raving about it and praising Papa. Best of all...we boys barely did any work!!

By the way, I'm only sharing this recipe with the hope that a few kind souls will make it again and share a few morsels with the pup that spilled the beans!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thanks for a good stay bro

This is my brother Jack from California. Doesn't he look like a total surfer dude? I guess he got the Hollywood looks and I got the Harvard brains. Nonetheless, we're brothers and buddies.

Thanks for the great Vacay bro!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

I'm not a miracle worker!

Run for your life!

This is the face of the few that I just can't help.  Unfortunately, she's also my Auntie Vie.

I mean, I'm good...but you just can't help them all.   Sometimes you just have to admit defeat.

Oh well!  Show her some love everybody.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I got a Christmas present!

My wonderful colleague, Emily, gave me a handmade squeaky goose from Etsy! I'm so lucky. Thank you for the present!!! I love it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Holidays from Cooper Reindeer

Attention Everyone!

For a limited time only, come visit and take photos with Cooper-Reindeer at the Countway Library. 

This is a limited engagement.  I will be there from Dec. 13- 22. 

Happy Holidays!!