Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A 22lb Spring with Cake

As you can see, the monkey was allowed to come home. He only caught one fish, but it's a doozy. 22lbs of wild BC salmon. He smoked half of it yesterday and we'll BBQ the rest with friends this weekend.
I love smoked salmon. I could probably scarf down the entire fish if it was smoked. I'd feel really sick, but I could do it. I'll be making pasta with ginger sauce and smoked salmon tonight. Mmmmmmm
The monkey only had a 28 hour layover at home and he was off to Philadelphia on business. He had cheesesteak, I got a fridge magnet of the Liberty Bell. Pretty sure I got the short end on that one. Although, I bet customs frowns on people bringing greasey bags of sandwich stuff into the country. National security and all.
This past weekend was the niece's first birthday. It went down as you would expect:

Lots of presents.
Birthday girl who had no idea what was going on.
Covered in icing before the inevitable...

Sugar rush and crash.


Denise said...

Yum! I love smoked salmon. I'm guessing I picked the right weekend to come up for a visit!

Jacqui said...

at my nephew's 1st, the proud father with expensive camera caught excessive cake piling in and then...

a fountain of cake spewing out in an arc as the stomach rejected the final volume.

a quite excellent series of shots, but not so much when you are intending to eat cake.

enjoy the fish!

dad said...

thrilled for M and baby A

vanessa said...

i am jealous of denise!

what a cutie patootie niece :-)

Melanie said...

Wow, that's a BIG fish! Your niece is a cutie-pie. Love the baby backpack.

Lorena said...

I do love smoked salmon (were we meant to meet, or what?!) but more than that I love smoked mullet. You travel to Florida and I'll make you some... and then I'll come home with you and y'all can feed me fresh smoked salmon. Deal?