Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Snow, Stock and Bad Days

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  We made a lot of stock today, using five turkey necks, celery, onions, and parsley.  I really only wanted one turkey neck, but they came in packs of five so they all went into the pot. While it simmered, we went outside to shake snow off the trees which still have not dropped their leaves.  What the heck?  Anyway, despite all that good stuff in the pot, it kind of tastes like celery.  Note to self, next time no celery.

It snowed again last night, then there was freezing rain, and then it was cold.  There are clumps of ice on the trees, it won't rake off, and it won't shake off of the evergreens.  Tomorrow it's supposed to warm up, so maybe it will melt.

This is Jim's hand.  That is cooking spray in the can, which he is spraying into the chute that throws the snow, and also on the blades of the snow blower.  It keeps the snow from clumping in the machine, which is especially important when it's wet snow.  Last year, every snow was powder dry, this year it's wet.  Go figure.

Today, in this season of good cheer, over eating, and general good will towards all, the dumpster fire had a really bad couple of days.  That makes me happy.

  1. Tuesday morning, New York justice Arthur F. Engoron set an October 2023 court date for state attorney general Letitia James' $250 million fraud lawsuit against the Trump Organization.
  2. This afternoon a panel of federal appeals judges in Atlanta indicated they'll roll back the protections Florida district court judge Aileen Cannon set up for Trump in the Mar-a-Lago documents case.
  3. The Supreme Court denied Trump's request to block the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee from gaining access to his personal tax returns.
  4. A Manhattan federal judge ruled just after 3 p.m. that Trump will face the same legal action that ruined Cosby under New York’s new adult survivor’s law that will allow victims to sue their abusers, and rape accuser E. Jean Carroll's attorney said she believes the case will go to trial as soon as early February.
  5. Just before 4 p.m., the former president's longtime personal accountant Donald Bender undermined the Trump Organization's defense by testifying that he would have died from a heart attack if he had been aware of the tax fraud scheme carried out by chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg and others at the Trump Organization.

 I have cut and pasted all of the numbered points from this article.

This is all I have to discuss, so carry on with prepping for the big day.


  1. A bad day for trump is a good day for the rest of the US.

  2. Thank you for that run down of woe befalling the orange, rectum faced horror.
    Celery soup sounds nice actually, i would have loved what you made.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! There is definitely much to be thankful for...let's hope that the courts follow through.

  4. I knew someone once who lived in flat that came with free electricity and had a butchers shop below. She used to always be boiling bones and bits he gave to to make huge (and I mean HUGE) quantities of stock which she sold at fancy organic type markets in London. It was very entrepreneurial but the flat smelled constantly of boiling pots!

  5. I wonder if Aileen Cannon could face disciplinary action for her rulings in the Trump documents case? She's been so far off base, according to every other legal authority I've heard, that it's clear she's not basing her decisions on legal precedent or sound judicial principles.

  6. No way was Bender unaware of what was going on.

    I did all my prep on Wednesday for the dressing which is always my contribution because that's what the always tell me to bring. Doing the last bit of cooking on Thursday it rained hard, 3" in two hours or less.