Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh Wow, Home!

Came in late Friday and did a cowboy match Saturday...managed to hang onto 13th place even though I could have easily curled up and slept under a plate rack. My Sweetie designed the stages, her first, and I think she did a wonderful job. The only thing she asked was that I cook "a fishy thing" for her tonight. Of course, about the time I was ready to cook, a severe thunderstorm whacked the power. So I punted on the grill with cherry-smoked trout, grilled asparagus and mushrooms and red Bhutanese rice. Then we whipped up a horseradish sauce with prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, pepper and a little sour cream whipped in. Pretty much rocked. Eventually the power came back on.

Next week, busy as heck, followed by dinner with Larry Potterfield, followed by a 2-day cowboy annual match next weekend...


Fiftycal said...

Since you live in the land of sometimes electricity, why don't you look at something like this for the bunker? I mean, sometimes electricity is nice to have.

Gandalfdjh said...

Melon and Red Pepper Salsa
A trip to the farmers market during the height of the summer harvest will net you almost all of the ingredients for this refreshing salsa. Enjoy it with salty tortilla chips or as a relish to accompany grilled chicken or fish.

2 cups watermelon, cut into small dice
2 cups cantaloupe, cut into small dice
½ red bell pepper, cut into small dice
1 small sweet onion, diced small
¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 lime, zested and juiced
Salt, to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Gently toss to combine. Let sit at room temperature for an hour before serving.
Makes 5 cups

Will said...

IIRC, for a full house backup generator, most utilities companies/agencies require 12kw minimum before they will allow it to be connected (hardwired). In your location, you also need to consider how well whatever fuel is used handles the lowest temps you would encounter. Nothing like waking up to -16F and finding that the fuel line froze up during the nite!