Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Greg's Big Catch

It appears that Fall has finally come to my area.  The weather has turned from warm to chilly.  We even had a delightful afternoon and night of rain two days ago.  It was heavenly.  I love, love, love the cold weather and rain!  I love to have all the windows wide open so that I can hear the rain, and feel the cold air on my face.  I have traded out my summer things for my warm and cozy winter wardrobe.  I put the flannies on the bed, along with another blanket.  I even turn my heated mattress pad on to preheat the bed before peeling the covers back and slipping into my cozy nest.
The boating season is over, so Greg went up to Big Bear on Saturday to take the boat out of the water.  Of course, he couldn't resist wetting a line first, so off he went to glide along the unmarred surface of cold water in search of the elusive "Walter" one last time.  He texted a photo to me early in the day, that made me wish I had come along.  Nothing else came, so I assumed he did not find his fish after all.
When he got home and I asked him how it was, he had a look on his face, and I knew.  He had a perfect day on the lake.  And he brought home this!
It filled the entire length of the ice chest!  It was a Beaut!  A WHOPPER of a fish, weighing in at just under FOUR pounds!!!
I believe he did in fact, finally catch Walter!!!!!  He was BEAMING, as if you couldn't already tell!!!
What a great way to end the boating season!!!!  Greg cleaned and filleted his beautiful trout.  The flesh was bright pink, like salmon.  We ate the fish the following night.  He cooked half of it on the grill outside, and my Mom cooked the other half, Southern style, the way she grew up eating fresh caught trout.  She heated the fry pan and melted a good tablespoon or so of butter, and a little olive oil.  She seasoned the fish with salt and pepper, I think, and dredged it in a little bit of flour and cornmeal.  Fried it to flakey perfection!  And it melted in your mouth!
While I was out thrifting the other day for part of my Halloween costume, I found this bag of yarn with ten full skeins of lovely blue chunky yarn.
In addition to the 10 skeins of blue yarn, there were several other types of yarn added to the bag.  I am thinking about what I want to make.  Right now I am getting busy with Christmas orders for ear warmers and scarves and cowls.
Today is Christopher's actual birthday.  We have been invited to come along on their celebration to Wood Ranch tonight for dinner.  Looking forward to that.
Hope to be finding some more time in my day soon to catch up with all of my blogging friends.
XO  Kris

27 comments:

podso said...

Wow, a lot of catching up on your blog. What a great ending to the summer for you with this great catch! I too switched out my clothes as it was cold last week; but today it's almost 80. I loved your post about Chris' birthday!

Lynne said...

Looks like you and the hubby both scored big...him with the fish and you with the yarn. I bet that fish was good! Enjoy your Halloween Kris!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great catch! That photo brings back memories of our trout fishing days when we lived in California...we river fished for Rainbows every Saturday...and I have a very similar photo of my hubby holding his big steelhead trout...

Dawn said...

Wow that fish is a beauty. The colors are so bright and magnificent. You didn't want it mounted on your wall?

Gloria Baker said...

ah congrats Greg! ! look amazing is really a bih fish!!
I love this yarn color blue is one of my favorites I was knitting today Im finish a cushion for my bed!

Gloria Baker said...

ah congrats Greg! ! look amazing is really a bih fish!!
I love this yarn color blue is one of my favorites I was knitting today Im finish a cushion for my bed!

Linda said...

Hi Kris....
Greg looks as happy as a pig!!
We love Trout♥
You actually like the cold weather???
Perhaps your idea of cold, is a wee bit different than mine! ha!
You looked adorable at Chris's party!
Love Greg's straw hat!
Enjoy the rest of your week...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Jeanna said...

Yay! Way to go Greg!!! Nice looking trout and both ways of cooking the fish sound heavenly.

Cowls seem to be the fashion item of the season...I see them everywhere. Can't wait to see what you choose to make with your new yarn :)

Susanne said...

Hubby scored his fish and you scored your big bag of yarn...looks like you both had some good luck. Colder here too. We are suppose to be getting thunderstorms tonight and all day tomorrow and possibly into Friday. I don't mind the rain, but the thunderstorms can just pass us by cause my one little dog will bark all night and I will have to sleep with 2 pillows, one for under my head and the other over my ears. Yikes! It's gonna be a long night....
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Nana Go-Go said...

Men and their fish, eh! but hubby was right to be beaming - Walter's a Whopper!River fishing cancelled here last week because it was too wet!!I love my electric blanket too (that's what we call them here)and it's getting full use now that it's so cold here!Happy Halloween to you.
(Lucky duck scoring that bag of yarn - it's a great colour).

Teresa Kasner said...

Congrats to Greg for catching that gorgeous fish! And you're so smart for eating it quickly while it was so fresh. I like how your mom cooked it, too.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Taciana Simmons said...

Nice catcc !!!

Poppy said...

Hi Kris,

Now that's a happy man! A slight twist on 'bringing home the bacon'! Your dinner sounds delicious, both Greg's grill and your mom's pan fried version.

Have fun at Christopher's party and

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to the fine young man!

xo
Poppy

Betsy said...

WOW! Greg does look happy and he has a right to. That's a beautiful fish. I wish I would have been sitting around your table for dinner.
I have the flannel sheets on the beds too. So cozy to crawl into at night. They say we might have a snow flurry or two tonight.
Love your blue chunky yarn. Oh the possibilities.
Blessings,
Betsy

Mereknits said...

What a great catch, your husband looks so happy. Happy official Birthday to Christopher, have fun.
Hugs,
Meredith

Connie said...

Showed John your hubby's trout. John is a fisherman too and was impressed. He taught me this summer how to cast but I haven't had another fishing experience since. Maybe next year. Great yarn find there. xo

Debbie said...

WOW!! Such a beautiful catch! Bet it was REALLY tasty! Enjoy your day Kris!

Grayseasailor said...

What a great way to end the fishing season, Greg!
It will be fun to see what you make with your pretty bargain yarn, Kris.
Gracie xx

Astri said...

It's nice to catch up on what you have been up to Kris. The apples, the casino b-day party, all so fun! But that fish, WOW! I won't show the NVO or he will surely be jealous. ;-)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You couldn't have wrote that story better. How cool!!

Pam said...

Nice catch!

I love the cooler season to. Fall is my very favorite time of year!

Karen L. Bates said...

That is indeed a whopper!! What a way to end the season! Great story, that I bet he will be telling for sometime! Yum, sounds so delicious, so nice when it is so fresh!

Great yarn find!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, We don't fish but I can sure appreciate your hubby's catch-I bet it was so good!!! Love that you found some new yarn. Your days will be so full now with preparing for all your sales. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh, the look on Greg's face is priceless. That fish is one big whopper! I have got to show it to hubby. I love fillet fish. It's my favorite! My mom always made a beer batter and pan fried it, yum! Your mom's recipe sounds so good too! Great score on the yarn. You will put it to good use.
hugs,
Jann

Val said...

I love the sheer joy on your husbands face. Priceless.

Grammy Staffy said...

I'm so glad that you dropped by today. I always enjoy hearing from you.
Wow what an amazing catch! Give your hubby a pat on the back from me. What a great fish story he has to tell now....and he as the pics to prove it.
Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Tania @ Out Back said...

Crikey that's one big fish, and isn't someone so proud!