Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Dinner with the Mitchells

This Christmas Big Wal decided to venture out of the norm. He cooked up a huge Turducken (Tur - Duck - en). Yes that's right. It's a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck then stuffed into a debone turkey. Our stuffing was a creole jambalaya with craw fish and sausage. It was delicious! I forgot our camera, so these aren't our photos, but you get the point. (p.s. he ordered it)

Wikipedia says there are claims that Cajun-creole fusion chef Paul Prudhomme created this dish as part of the festival Duvall Days in Duvall, Wa in 1983, but this is unverified. A November 2005 National Geographic article by Calvin Trillin traced the American origins of the dish to "Hebert's Specialty Meats" in Maurice, Louisiana. They have been commercially producing turduckens since 1985, when an unknown local farmer brought in his own birds and asked Hebert's to prepare them in the now-familiar style. The company prepares around 5,000 turduckens per week around Thanksgiving time.

As the turducken's popularity has spread from Louisiana to the rest of the Deep South and beyond, they have become available through specialty stores in urban areas or by mail order.

The popularity of turducken is mostly limited to the United States.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cassie & Toby

For those of you who know who they are, Cassie and Toby have their wedding website up and running. Check them out:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lake Quinault Resort

Adam and I are lucky to have such wonderful friends! Katy was kind enough to give us a free night stay at the Lake Quinault Resort. They are in the middle of construction right now for a new restaurant. It was great to get away. In the morning we had a fantastic view!

We hiked a short ways to see the Big Cedar. And man was it big! That was fun. The roots were so large and above ground we could walk INTO the tree!

New addition

With the economy hitting the lumber industry the way it is who knows what the future holds. Adam doesn't have a vehicle of his own. He drives the company truck every day. So meet the newest member of our family, Hans.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

some wedding photos

I know ya'll have been upset by the wedding photos. I still don't have the website from the photographer, but here are some photos a friend took to keep you tied over. Sorry!