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Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving at the Stevens household. This was our third year of deep frying the turkeys and everyone seems to enjoy them. Besides the fact that they taste great. They are also really fast and easy to prepare. This year I went back to a very basic Brine. Last year I tried adding sugar to the brine and the results were black turkey's . This year it was just a cup of salt per gallon of water. I put the turkey in the brine the night before at 10:30ish. let it sit in a cooler outside and the next morning around 10ish I took the birds out, washed them off. Let them sit in the cooler for an hour or so while I got the oil ready and then about 45 minutes a piece and we're ready for the feast. Delicious! Another nice thing about doing the turkey outside is that I get to be outside enjoying the fresh air and peanut oil and Heidi gets the entire kitchen to herself for the side dishes. Now if I can just get a tv outside. My sister and brother-in-law showed up a…
42 hours drive door to door. Courtney deliverd safely back to Tempe. Sampled all of the beers at 4 peaks. Good Mexican food. In and out Burgers. Relaxed. Done.

Wii Fit and Wii Active

So its been a while since my last post. I got Wii fit and Wii active from EA sports for fathers day and I've been doing well with my workouts. I'm down 7 lbs and feel great. I like the Wii Fit because it allows me to track my weight and progress, but I don't care too much for the exercises. Conversly I like Wii Active for the exercices but I wish it had the scale functionality of Wii Fit. It would be great if EA Sports came out with a new version that included the scale functionality.
I'm on my second go round of the 30 day challenge. I started off as a beginner and I'm currently on Intermediate. I figure I'll get through the advanced level before I start altering the workouts. My routine has been, work, come home, eat, wait an hour and then workout. Now that school is about to start and Brian has football practice I will need to alter my workout time. I have been trying to come home, change, workout, change, go pick up Brian and then eat. It might g…
I can now blog from my phone. Love my G1. So its been a while since my last post. I got Wii fit and Wii active from EA sports for fathers day and I've be

A night on the slopes

Last night I attended ski night with my youngest son and the middle school ski club. I'm so proud of him and how well he's doing. When I was at ORMS this is the same way I learned how to ski and when the opportunity came up for him this year he decided that he'd like to try it out. Now I haven't pushed skiing on my kids in the past as I was leery of getting them involved in an activity that I really didn't have a way to fund. With the ability to have him go up with the middle school he is able to go up, learn and if he decides to continue with it we'll work to make that happen. Anyhow, the school has buses that go up every Friday afternoon, yesterday I took the day off so that I could go with him.
Now as I said I learned in Middle school too and honestly I haven't skied much over the years. The last time I skied with January 1990 when a girl friend of mine and a few friends went up to Gunstock. Well 19 years and a few back surgeries later I was more …