Tuesday, November 24, 2009

days off

One of the true pleasures in life is taking the odd time off and knowing that others are going to work while you stay home. 

Now, don't get me wrong, this is not a habit that you should indulge yourself in frequently, you should go and pull more than your share of work at the job, but, on occasion, a well-deserved reward of a day off is sweet.

This isn't a vacation.  No, vacation are parlous things, fraught with demands from family and a schedule that, if they tried that shit at work, would have you talking with the union steward.  Nope, this is just a day off.  Gonna do a little cooking, brine a couple of turkey breasts, and get ready for the wretched excess of the US thanksgiving.  Just so you know, I am not late, we are going on Saturday (family crap).

Envy me.

Apple Brine

This is good for one of those frozen turkey breasts.  (on sale at Safeways for $0.99/lb)
  • 1 gallon apple juice 
  • 3/4 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion
  • 2 Tbsp white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 Tbsp nutmeg


Mayberry said...

Happy Wretched Excess Day 'Gringo.

HermitJim said...

Thanks for the recipe, my friend. Enjoy the day off!