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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Normally this being a football weekend and all, I'd be down at the Felony Flats Casino early this morning to place my wagers and enjoy a fine seegar but Thanksgiving is different. The day started just as early though. At 0630 hrs I was pulling the turkey out of the garage where I had it in a brining bucket. I rinsed it off and peppered it and put it in the oven at 325 degrees. Then it was out to the corral to feed the horses and muck out the lean-to and pen. Back inside by 0730 and it was time to put on a pot of Joe and some Christmas music and begin prepping the remainder of the Thanksgiving Feast.

You see here at the B bar V Ranch we're not just known for our sweeping Western vistas and horsemanship, we're also known for the Jefe de Cocineros around these parts, your humble correspondent, Smilin' Paul. Since the lovely and talented Mrs. Smilin' Paul wanted supper at about 1300 that meant an early start time. It works out well though, you load up once at lunch and then just about the time the Longhorns are breaking for halftime against the Sodbusters, you can hit the leftovers and maybe get on the outside of a little apple or pecan pie. Besides roasted turkey, we supped on mashed potatoes, giblet and mushroom gravy, sauteed asparagus with squash, onion and diced ham, steamed broccoli, sweet potato casserole and cornbread dressing. Dinner rolls were of course tossed around the table.

After dining it was back outside to do some yardwork and fill the stock tank. Then a leisurely game of football with the kids. I was hoping to tire them out so that I might be able to watch the Texas-Sodbuster game in relative peace. I don't think it worked though, they seem awfully amped. Maybe it's just my boy waiting expectantly for the noble and virtuous Longhorns to lay a Texas sized ass-whuppin' on the wretched and ignoble Aggies tonight. In any event folks, I haven't gotten around to studying the football sheets this week, the Pollack took the whole week off and the Texan is somewhere in the Hill Country doing his part to defy the USDA recommended daily allowance for caloric intake. I hope to get something posted tomorrow for the Saturday games and Sunday NFL. We'll see how things shake out. Right now I'm going get another glass of dago red and plop in my command chair in front of my glorious HDTV in order to watch my beloved Longhorns.

They'd best not disappoint me. After all of that today, I'd sure hate to go to bed with heartburn....A condition that usually only afflicts me when I listen to lib'ruls. Happy Thanksgiving you all...

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family


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