A quick scrambled egg for breakfast and it was off to work to start a new week. Wouldn't you guess it - pouring rain this morning on the drive. I'd much rather have it raining on a Monday though. All of this water is going to make for some really nice gardens in a month or two. I bet the corn this year is going to be fantastic! And the tomatoes - we are well known in Jersey for our corn and tomatoes in July and August. I just hope the crabbing is even half as good as it was last season. No sign of them yet though.
Not much to say about today. I was teased a bit at work and tempted with chocolate all day. We are doing a 12 week "Biggest Loser" at work and I am WAY ahead of everyone else at this point. There's about 6 weeks left in that contest so it should be interesting to see what happens to me after the SDC is over next week. I'll probably splurge for a little while but I'm going to try my Secret to Losing Weight (and keeping it off) for a while to see if it actually works.
After work I had a bunch of striped bass sashimi for dinner (the kids ate just as much as I did but I have plenty - so sharing isn't a problem). Then I got busy on making the fish jerky. There was a lot of it this time around - the biggest batch so far. I fired up the smoker grill with a pan of wood chips to get a good smoke going. I had three trays full of fish strips and skin strips also. I finally found a way to make the skin correctly - smoke it and dehydrate. It makes a tasty jerky treat. I experimented with some pieces by leaving the skin on the meat to see how that turns out after dehydrating.
I ended my night by placing 4 trays of fish and skin strips on the dehydrator and letting it go while I slept. In the morning it should be ready for cooling and bagging. I've got the system down now.
That's all for today - pretty uneventful. On Wednesday I may try to catch some fluke in the Navesink River. That would be a delicious finish if I could get a couple fluke for the final days.