An unusually warm November across the Northeast is putting a damper on Thanksgiving snowboarding, but fear not faithful readers! One of my personal heroes - The Skiing Weatherman, Herb Stevens - is predicting a change in the prevailing pattern ASAP, and believes the rough start to the season will be just a memory within a few weeks. In the meantime, very few resorts in the East are open, with the exception of Sunday River at the moment.
This lack of skiing and snowboarding has led me to one conclusion: I need a big project to keep myself occupied this weekend. And that's where John Madden comes in. America's favorite football icon has inspired me to undertake the massive project of constructing and cooking a Turducken this weekend. A what? A Turducken - a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. It's like one of those Russian dolls from your childhood, only it's edible and incredibly awesome!
Operation John Madden is already underway, as I went duck hunting over lunch this afternoon. Okay, I didn't really go hunting - I went to the local grocery store and picked up a six pound whole duck. Let me live my man fantasy already! More details will emerge as the operation unfolds in the coming days - currently, we're planning Friday as prep day, Saturday as cook day. All details of the operation will be documented and posted to an as yet unnamed location online. Keep your eyes peeled, kiddies. The Turducken is coming. Operation John Madden...is a go!