But they grow, and they go And you're all alone

But they grow, and they go
And you're all alone

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Each moment is unique and fleeting.
Wallow in it like a pig in its pen.

A great meal.
A great conversation.
Someone’s edifying presence.
An outstanding performance.
A great walk.
A great decade.

The Lumineers sang it well:

And the kids that you hold in your arms
With promises to protect them from harm
But they grow, and they go
And you're all alone
All the kids, all the kids that you hold


Each moment is unique and fleeting.

The six days after Wednesday will see temperatures stay above fifty, and three of these six above sixty. So welcome.  Tick Tock. In clock language:  Enjoy today.

The six days after Wednesday will see temperatures stay above fifty, and three of these six above sixty.
So welcome.

Tick Tock.
In clock language:
Enjoy today.

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Postings Count, Weather Brief, and Dinner

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

My 354th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
After 354 posts we’re at the 7.08% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

Time is 12.01am.

On Wednesday Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 41* with a feels-like temperature of 36* under mainly sunny skies.

Sushi Dinner.

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Question of the Day:

Who is Gronk?

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From Sally C:

Hi, Dom,

I've never done this one, but an 18th Century recipe for roasted white and dark fowl keeps tempting me.

Bone whole one of each (I think I've mis-identified one): Cornish game hen, chicken, duck, goose, and turkey. Stuff the smallest into the next larger one, then that into the next larger one, etc., so that the turkey ends up being stuffed with the previous four. Being boned, when the roasted bird-medley is sliced down through the middle, there will be alternating rings of white and dark meat.

I've only boned ducks, chickens, and turkeys whole, and not that often because it's a labor-intensive task.  But loads of fun, once you set yourself to it, anticipating the surprise and delight of your dinner guests.  the birds can always be boned well in advance and frozen, so they can be thawed and ready for assembly when the time comes.

Web Meister responds: Sounds great. Much more time consuming than the traditional Galantine.

Sally

Galantines are often stuffed with forcemeat, and pressed into a cylindrical shape.  Deboning poultry is difficult and time-consuming and this is a rather elaborate dish, often lavishly decorated, hence its name, connoting a presentation at table that is galant, or urbane and sophisticated.  In the later nineteenth century the technique's origin was already attributed to the chef of the marquis de Brancas.

Galantines are often stuffed with forcemeat, and pressed into a cylindrical shape.
Deboning poultry is difficult and time-consuming and this is a rather elaborate dish, often lavishly decorated, hence its name, connoting a presentation at table that is galant, or urbane and sophisticated.
In the later nineteenth century the technique's origin was already attributed to the chef of the marquis de Brancas.

Short Takes:
What is a galantine?


A galantine is a French dish of de-boned stuffed meat, most commonly poultry or fish, that is poached and served cold, coated with aspic.

And Sally, again:
Mmmmm. Pigs in blankets.  Mmmmm.
I make mine of breakfast sausage wrapped in biscuit.

Mmmmm.

Sally

 

 

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Chuckle of the Day

A guy sticks his head into a barbershop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?"
The barber looks around the shop full of customers and says, "About 2 hours."
The guy smiles and leaves.

A few days later, the same guy sticks his head in the door and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?"
The barber looks around the packed shop and says, "About 3 hours."
The guy smiles and leaves.

A week later, the same guy sticks his head in the shop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?"
The barber looks around the shop and says, "About an hour and a half."
The guy smiles and leaves.

The barber turned to his friend and says, "Hey, Bob, do me a favor, follow that guy and see where he goes. He keeps asking how long he has to wait for a haircut, but he never comes back."

A little while later, Bob returns to the shop without saying a word.
The barber asks, "Well, where does he go?"
Bob looks up and says, “Your house!"

Gronkowski with the Patriots in 2017 Jeffrey Beall - Own work

Gronkowski with the Patriots in 2017
Jeffrey Beall - Own work

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Answer to the Question of the Day:
Who is Gronk?

Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk," is a former American football tight end who played his entire professional career for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

He was a three-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII), a five-time Pro Bowl and four-time First Team All-Pro selection, and was the highest ranked tight end in the NFL Top 100 Players for six consecutive years from 2013 to 2018.

Gronkowski played college football at the University of Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com Freshman All-American.
The Patriots drafted Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick, after missing his junior year due to back surgery.

Notable for being a skilled receiver and talented blocker, Gronkowski set several NFL records including being the only one of his position to lead the league in receiving touchdowns (17) in 2011.
He also has the most seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards by a tight end with four and the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end (1,163); he is the only tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 or more yards.

He has the most career postseason receiving touchdowns for his position with 12, as well as the most combined receptions (23) and receiving yards (297) by a tight end in Super Bowl history. He is ranked first in both average receiving yards per game (68.4) and average touchdowns per game (0.69) among tight ends.

Gronkowski is one of most recognizable football players of the 2010s with a larger-than-life personality on and off the field.

With his numerous accomplishments and accolades, he is regarded by many sports analysts, writers, and peers as not only one of football's finest players but the greatest tight end to ever play the game.

I traded Gronk for a signed football which I carry everywhere.

I traded Gronk for a signed football which I carry everywhere.

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Good Morning on this Twenty-Seventh Day of March.

Today we talked about appreciating the moment.
About the weather, calendar, and dinner.
We posted a couple of letters from Sally, adding a detail on galantine.
And we posted a joke.
Finally, we did a brief biography on Rob Gronkowski.
 
And now? Gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

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