Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweetbread

I just want to offer everyone the following advice:

If you are ever at a fancy restaurant and considering ordering the Filet topped with "sweetbreads," you should know that what you are eating is "the thymus glands and pancreas glands of lamb, beef, or pork."

According to wikipedia, "there are two different connected parts to the thymus gland, both set in the neck. The "heart" sweetbreads are more spherical in shape, and surrounded symmetrically by the "throat" sweetbreads, which are more cylindrical in shape. Although both are edible, the heart thymus gland is generally favored because of its delicate flavor and texture, and is thus more expensive[1]. Typically sweetbreads are soaked in salt water, then poached in milk after which an outer membrane is removed. Once dry and chilled, they're often breaded and fried until crisp. It is also popular to use them as a stuffing or in pâtés."

If you are looking for an image:

http://media.commercialappeal.com/mca/content/img/photos/2007/10/23/24food4.jpeg

I wish somebody had told me this BEFORE I ate them last week, but thank you to Terry for not telling me what it was that I was eating until after my meal was basically fully digested.

It really wasn't bad, but as Denny Crane would say, "I think I have the Mad Cow."

Playing With The FLIP

I bought Kori a FLIP camera for Valentine's Day, and let me just say...this is a great product (and relatively cheep too)! I'm already contemplating taking this one back for the HD version. We have a miniDV camera, and we use it, but the movies never seem to make it from our tapes to the computer. Here are our first productions with the FLIP:

Jack and Isabelle Offroading (in the living room)

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As you can probably tell, I bought the FLIP for Kori primarily because I wanted one. Love you, Honey!