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What a dinner we enjoyed last night! A friend of my daughter’s is a crabber. Crabbing season in the Alaskan waters just finished and he gave her a big bag of freshly cooked, iced, snow crab legs that were ready for eating. Dinner consisted of either heated crab legs (for me) or iced crab legs (my husband) served with a little butter! No veggies, no grains, no fruits, no anything else…just gorging on the bounty of fresh crab meat! We rarely get the opportunity to feast on such a delicacy and thoroughly enjoyed it, mess and all. At least the other meals during the day provided beneficial veggies.
Tonight we’re going to have fried chicken (coated in a blend of kamut flour and arrowroot), with steamed broccoli and carrots drizzled with a little butter and sprinkled with some parsley. If I decide to go shopping, I’ll buy some salad greens for dinner, too.
We’ve received in excess of two feet of snow this week. Several inches are being added today. When I look out the front window all I see is a snow mound about 8 feet tall and the top of a building across the street. It is supposed to be partly cloudy tomorrow. At least the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous world championship sled dog races should be a go. A few days ago they were thinking about canceling it due to a lack of snow.
I really enjoy watching the sled dog races. Running dogs has always been the only winter outdoor activity in which I’ve wanted to participate. Those dogs love to race. They jump and yelp with anticipation as they prepare to leave the starting line. Sometimes it takes a few handlers to keep the team(s) from leaving the starting gate before time. With the current snow conditions the trail should be well packed and fairly fast unless some massive thawing occurs between now and race day.
Most of the dogs are extremely well cared for and demonstrate their affection abundantly to their owner (dog driver – musher). I swear you could walk through my husband’s cousin’s sled dog lot blindfolded (80+ dogs) and not have to worry about stepping on the unpleasant doggie poo. The dogs take care of business shortly after eating a primarily B.A.R.F. (bones and raw food) meal. The lot is cleaned of all debris immediately regardless of weather or temperature and each dog is given a good petting and hug.