Good day-after-Thanksgiving morning, my friends. I hope you're all recovering from your food comas. We had a nice dinner here. I didn't overeat, and enjoyed a reasonable plate of food with some of our family favorites. We had a small gathering. I don't have much to report since it was a busy day in the kitchen. Mae brought dessert, and Mike did the turkey on our Traeger grill. The turkey was especially good. It was brined, then given a spice rub, and basted with a 1:1 mixture of melted butter and triple sec. The skin was like candy, and the meat was moist. The only Thanksgiving-related picture I took was this one of our table after it was set:
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! It's my favorite holiday of the year. I was able to get quite a bit of our dinner done yesterday. Today there will be more, beginning with stuffing the turkey. And, yes, I know there are naysayers out there who will tell you not to stuff your turkey, but we do it anyway. We just check the temperature when everything is done to make sure it is hot enough to be safe.
But let's back up to yesterday, shall we? Mike and I are endeavoring to get more movement in our lives. To that end, we recently purchased a Bowflex, and we are liking that a lot. It's filling in the space left behind when we sold our pool table earlier this year. We also moved our treadmill down with the Bowflex, and now we can watch TV while we do our walking. But I'm also going to try to get outside for more walking when weather permits. It looked as if yesterday would be my only chance for some time, and so I did that first.
The sun was shining at the top of our hill. We were above the clouds. It's the same this morning.
This is how it looks on a better day.