Happy Monday everyone! This was quite the busy weekend for The Fisherman’s Widow! I’ve been working on a new video introducing The Feider Fly by Outkast Tackle that will be ready for release by the end of the week and needed some additional video footage to be able to put the finishing touches on it. Thankfully, the guys were able to get together this weekend so we could do the necessary re-shoots. While we were working on that another opportunity for Seth Feider came about to do an pre-intro video for The Feider Fly as well as an in-depth look at the setup he uses while fishing this technique. We were able to make quick work of it and knock out the filming that afternoon while I worked on the edits for most of Sunday. As of this morning the finished video is up live on BassEast. Check it out when you get time! If you or anyone you know is in need of media work, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever made something so good that after you taste the finished product, it puts all other experiences you’ve previously had to shame? Enter the biscuits and gravy that I made yesterday. There’s been some leftover buttermilk in my fridge that needed to be used up and I’ve had a hankerin’ for biscuits and gravy for awhile now. Seems like a match made, no? Now, I love me a good biscuit but I’ve never really made a successful one before. They always seem to be too dense or crumbly, but while I was perusing Pinterest the other day I came across this recipe by The Chunky Chef. They were quite easy to make and came out fluffy, flaky and perfect! My husband along with our friend, Andy, were my guinea pigs for this endeavor and according to them, these were the best they have ever eaten! Pretty tall order considering they both travel across the country for a living and are eating out constantly. If you have about 15 minutes, I highly recommend you give them a try. You will not regret it! I mean, come on. How good do these look?????
My mom celebrated her 60th birthday over the weekend. On the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl to be exact. I thought she was going to bitch slap me when I joked that she was older than the Super Bowl. Some kids never learn.. Any-whoo, my mom has had a trying year, with the most difficult part being the loss of her sister shortly before Thanksgiving which left her as the sole survivor among her immediate family. She took this loss pretty hard and understandably so. As with most families, my mom is the rock of ours. She cares for her children and grandchildren so selflessly and with everything she has all while maintaining a grace and elegance that is enviable to most.
Since this year was a milestone birthday we wanted to do something for her that celebrated all of her awesomeness and what better way to do that then surprising the bejesus out of her? Planning and preparation started in November when I was trying to decide if this was even a good idea or if it was going to get me a “stern talking to” a la my high school days. I remember my mom saying at some point that if anyone ever threw her a surprise party then she would kill them. I’m sure she meant that in the sweetest way, so I decided to take my chances and go for it. After all, she brought me into this world and I suppose she can take me out of it. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that.
My husband has horrible allergies. He’s allergic to dust, grass and cats. We don’t have cats but we have plenty of grass and dust hanging around so he’s using our neti pot constantly. A few years back his allergy doctor gave us an easy do it yourself recipe for the solution so we didn’t have to keep buying the packets. It was less waste and less money so we decided to give it a shot. We haven’t bought the packets since. This stuff is so easy to make it makes you wonder why anyone would buy the packets in the first place. It’s only baking soda and salt.
I’m an auntie again! On Monday morning, my brother and his wife had a beautiful baby girl, Cora Noelle. She was 23″ long and 9lb 10oz. Yes, you read that right. Her mother is a champ. And sore, which is understandable. Ms Cora is rolly pollie in all the right places and on her way to being a tall drink of water like her aunt! And, I was told she even has the misfortune of having pod people toes like my dad and I. Flip flops will always be a struggle and she’s going to get weird looks every now and again, but we’ll be here for her to get through it. Isn’t she precious?
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I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!