Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crab curry and Navy work

We had a nice Easter morning breakfast with some of the JVs in Douglas. French toast, ham, pastries, and other delicious items. Afterwards we went out on the boat for a bit since the winds were low and there were peaks of sunshine. We mainly did some exploring then picked up a few more crabs that were hanging out in our pot. For dinner we had some crab curry, which Hillary ate with no problem, probably because there was enough spice to hide much of the crab taste.

This is the latest edition of my curry mix, which we use for chicken and now crab.

Crab Curry
1 can coconut milk
1 green pepper
1 small onion
1 lb picked crab meat
1.5 tbs curry powder (I've mixed regular and hot together)
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs chili pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1.5 cups rice

Cook veggies for a few minutes covered.  Add meat and spices.  Saute another couple minutes covered.  Add milk and cook until veggies are tender.  Serve over rice.

After work Hillary and I went for a run on the Mendenhall River trail by UAS (about 4.5 miles out and back).  The paved trail was a mix of wet spots and crusty snow/ice, but a nice flat, curving run.  For dinner eggs benedict with the left over Easter ham!

I drove Hillary to the airport this morning, so she could be shipped off to Florida for her next job on the brand new Navy ship Independence.  She'll be gone about 12 days testing the ship's effluent and be getting off in Virginia. 

The ship is made to be maneuverable in very shallow water (~15 ft) and act as an active aircraft carrier in seas up to 12 ft.!  She has gotten word that many of the sailors have been getting sick because it is much more buoyant than most boats, so she is equipped with her seasickness ear patch just in case.

Frequent flyer miles anyone?

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Heavy rain here this morning.  A couple snow flakes are mixed in over in the Mendenhall Valley.

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