Sunday, July 19, 2009

Curries & Turkey....Because We Can!!!

Temperature: -56.4C
Wind Chill: -78.1C
Wind Speed: 13.1kts

This past weekend was crazy with food! Our resident SPT (South Pole Telescope) scientist, Ross made plans to make some curry on Saturday, and I was able to swing by the galley and get some photos of him, as well as others, working on various items to add to the table! Tripp and Erin were back there, working on a glazed tart...

there's your glaze...

and there's your tart!

Ross was working on his curry, and he had three different curries that he made that night. There was a chicken curry, veggie curry, and a spicy chicken curry!!

I even got mixed up in it a little bit, stirring up what I could!

Cully knows how to make naan bread,

so he set about making plenty of bread for everybody!

We feasted that night, between the curry and the dessert! The next day didn't let up at all on us either. Ella, our doctor on station,

decided that turkey, stuffing,mashed potatoes & gray, asparagus, cranberries...and 9 pumpkin pies (along with a loaf of pumpkin bread) were in order!

I'll back up a little bit...our aurora tech, Jonathon, was talking about how the hens we get for dinners and lunches are great, but that they were so small. Ella decided to fix that...and Johnny got his turkey!!

...actually, we all got some of that turkey!

We hit a record for the year so far in terms of temperatures this weekend...-96F ambient temp! What better way to deal with those kinds of temperatures than to load up on curry, followed the next day by a Thanksgiving meal that reminds you that home is where you make it! I might not want to leave this place in three months!!

Hope all is well up north! Cheers-

Capt. Splash

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