Sunday, December 09, 2007


Billy postponed the usual Thanksgiving Emu party till this weekend so Liz and I could attend. We're a decent source of grunt labor, so it's in their interest.... The rain could have made it difficult, but we got lucky. We get up at dawn on Saturday and make a fire in the pit that Billy and I preped the night before. The logs burn down and make the rocks hot. Then we cut down bananna trees and ti leaves. Once the fire is down to coals and the rocks are as hot as they will be, we throw the chopped up bananna tree and leaves on top. The meat goes on the leaves, gets covered with more leaves, and then the pit get sealed with a burlap sack and a tarp. The meat gets steamed for 5 hours and then comes out in the middle of the party. Good stuff.

The weekend was really chill and we got to stay in Sheila's ohana cause she's housesitting elsewhere. It was a lot better than sleeping on the floor.... Good stuff.


Anonymous rahul said...

Party was great and the food was absolutely fantastic.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You forgot to take pictures of me tearing up the banana "wood" with my big shiny new knife!!! I'm so disappointed.

1:38 PM  
Blogger geekedout said...

sorry cheeks! the camera was doing timelapse, and i was moving the rocks around..... i should have brought two cameras!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I forgot to say that the leaf pic is sweet.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a kick-ass Thanksgiving. I bet you lit Hanukkah Candles before eating the Turkey, no?


11:01 PM  

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