[Homeroast] Thanksgiving Ramblings

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Fri Nov 26 13:23:41 CST 2010

Senseo is horrid.  Haven't tried Tassimo. Keurig is pretty good, though (next best thing to home-or-artisan-roast, IMHO). I think the paper pod-wrap Senseo uses allows too much outgassing, even if the pods are sealed in foil pouches (which I don't recall they are). With the foil-and-plastic K-cups, any aromatics that may be in the outgassed CO2 find their way into the cup rather than dissipating through the air.  
On Nov 26, 2010, at 10:36 AM, Lynne wrote:

> So sorry you are sick, esp. for a holiday, and hope you will feel better
> fast. I think renting that cabin for your family was such a cool, selfless
> thing to do!
> My holiday was nice. Nothing spectacular, but nice. It's been a year that
> would put Job to the test. A friend of thirty years, my ex-boyfriend (we
> were still friends, talked daily), my ex-husband (no contact w/me, but my
> kids connected & resolved some issues - he was abusive, so this brought up
> all sorts of conflicting feelings), and my oldest, dear side-kick, my dog
> Shiloh, all died this year. Plus I was/am being harassed by my landlord who
> I now realize thinks I'm their maid (ha - did THEY get a surprise!)
> Anyway, one of my sons just got an apt w/a friend, so we had our day over
> there. Since I had a last minute order to watch my landlord's dogs
> Thanksgiving morning, that threw a monkey wrench in my thanksgiving plans
> (was going to sleep over there the night before).
> It worked out. Was going to debone that 20 lb turkey like I did last year
> (following the instructions on video fr Julia Child & Jacque Pepin), but
> that didn't work out, so I just hacked it away. I marinated it in a gallon
> of milk and almost a liter of apple juice since Monday, plus some spices.
> Cooked it on the highest his oven would reach - 525 degrees. It cooked fast
> and was unbelievably moist and tasty. I might do it this way every year!
> Left the wings & legs along w/most of the rest for my son to eat for
> leftovers.
> Only downside was I had NO coffee - until I got home, of course. He has one
> of those stupid Senseo machines. I was even going to risk a cup, but looking
> at the open package of "dark roast" labeled pouches, I figured it wasn't
> worth getting poisoned by that, haah!!
> All in all, it was a good day. We seem to be overcoming our difficulties,
> and we were/are truly thankful for all the good we have in our family (plus,
> we at least had our little Dylan home for Thanksgiving).
> hugs to my homeroast family -
> Lynne
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 6:13 AM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually my Thanksgiving has sucked. I am sick as a dog. But thats ok, we
>> all get sick. I will be hitting the Doc in a box in a couple of hours when
>> they open. I rented a cabin in the mountains 3 hours from here and I left my
>> family there so I wouldn't ruin their thanksgiving. They are having a great
>> time.  I didn't sleep much last night but my dog is being a trooper and
>> keeping me company.  Stopped up coughing body aches etc.
>> I have been roasting for 10 years using many different roasters but when we
>> recently purchased our Giotto espresso maker it changed everything. We are
>> much more critical of the coffee now.
>> Thanks,
>> Hank
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