Today it had a wind chill of -25 degrees F. And while on my way home from staying over night at a water park for my little monsters birthday, I had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of die hard fans of the MN Vikings football team…walking miles to the game in this crazy, cold, freezing MN weather! It was the last game being played at the Metrodome before it gets demolished for the new stadium. I said to myself…crazy, crazy people…no way you getting me out there to do that!
It just made me think of the things we do for the love of the game, for a person, for our pets. I know with my crazy family, we may not always like each other, we definitely do not talk to each other all the time, but if someone dies or gets sick, let me tell you, we drop everything and head over to comfort each other. Well…I better say support, I am not sure we are comforting kind of people, we don’t hug and say I love you ever! LMBO.
Yet I know my family are always there for each other. This year for Christmas Day for the first time in a few years my entire family spent it together. It was great I must say. I grew up with my Grand Parents, so I grew up pretty close to my dad’s brothers and sisters. So it was nostalgic to be with all my aunts and uncles and cousins, all squeezed into my aunts little living room. I know and will mention that this all came about due to the death of my Uncle earlier this year, which is sad really that people wait for a tragedy to bring them together. I keep my brothers and sister and my niece very close to me. I want my niece to grow up learning that family is important and sacred.
One of the dishes I made to take to my aunts was my Four Hour Crispy Roasted Duck! Do you like crispy skin on your duck? Well let me tell you…this was the easiest way to get crispy skin and with tons of flavor! It does take a few hours…but really easy. No fancy spices or rubs. What a great main dish to have at your New Years Eve Dinner!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year! Be safe.