Past cook using Alton's 2 hour vinegar/mustard brine on a hen. Brining is our friend.
Meanwhile, back in Cypress,Texas...Timeline...Yesterday afternoon, Chubby tells me that his plan is to leave the house by 8:30 this morning. 9:45 this morning, I call and they are in the kitchen cooking breakfast...."Well", I says,...It's just a bit after 8:30 for Desert Oasis Woman and Cookin' Biker,....and it's 45 minutes until Smitty sees 8:30. But you are already 1 hour and 15 minutes late in leaving the house if we are going by Texas time!" Jumbled reply.
As the morning progresses, I am cleaning, shopping pampering like royalty is coming. 2:15pm (Texas time), I call and get the word that they have just passed through Katy. That's about 20 minutes from his front door. If this were a weekday,...tomorrow's mail would be here before he is. Time for a nap...I've certainly got time.