Too Much Good Stuff

by Jon Sullivan - 2022-04-05 - Food

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Got my potato dish. This will be my year. Surely.

I know what I'm making for the solstice Battle Potato throwdown in Montana. Not going to let the cat out of the bag. But runner up dishes were teriyaki braised potatoes with chili crisp, Guinness stew in a potato crust pie, and a classic fish & chips. But Mr Kindig's comments in a previous thread helped focus my decision. And help from an Indian co-worker helped dial it in. Now to move on to practice dishes. Also planning on doing some ceviches and a salmon dish?

I was wondering when the last year was that we even did this at Sharon's and at Solstice. 2016? 2015? It will be good to take it back to traditions. Or maybe not? Maybe every year should be a movable feast? Or is the whole idea getting old and we can think of something better? Solstice in a different country every year? Catered party? Rent out a venue? Move it to Nevada and include explosives? Hire a band? Roast a whole hog?

Obviously that's over-thinking it. But if you followed last Thanksgiving you know we seemed to have learned to make over-thinking things pay off.

As long as it doesn't involve calisthenics again.

It goes without saying the Solstice in Ireland was my favorite. But the logistics of that were a real problem. Getting a weekend off is hard for some, but doing it in Europe basically means taking a real vacation. Thinking everyone can take vacation at the same time is a bit tricky at best. And rude at worst.

Next up - Current thinking on drone photos, and the surreal Salton Sea trip last weekend.

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