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Feast!

Or, if you prefer, Ritual Sacrifice With Pie.

Had a perfect turkey, brined and roasted, with plain old-fashioned bread stuffing (properly inside the bird, as God intended) by Barb, green beans, rice casserole, yams & apples, and of course gravy! Everything came out perfectly -- all I really did was the turkey this year, Barb handled most of the sides (and the pie!); I roasted mixed nuts for the table and opened the wine.


Mom overlooking the aft deck of the Allure of the Seas:



Sailing out of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale:







Looking up the Atlantic Coast of Florida from Lauderdale, tall buildings as far as the eye can see:







It really is a marvelous ship, although having sailed on it once, I can just say it was an experience, and I hope if Mom and I go on further cruises, we stick to the smaller ships, because they're much more personal (and a LOT fewer kids -- on the smaller ships they're better at hiding them...), and it's easier to get to know where you are and what you're doing. Still, by the end I knew my way around pretty well, and we were off to a glorious start!


Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving, with much celebration and feasting (and just a good Thursday, if you're not in the States!).

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ljs
Nov. 25th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving indeed. :-)

[hugs]
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving!
cornerofmadness
Nov. 25th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
happy thanksgiving. We took our first shot at brining this year. I foresee this becoming a tradition.

Nice pics
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
I've been brining for years now; can't imagine doing a turkey without it! (Also pork roast and chicken.)

Thanks!

cornerofmadness
Nov. 25th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
different types of brine or a similar one for chicken and pork. (I don't eat pork but parentals do)
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Very similar for chicken, tend to sweeter for pork (more brown sugar or maple as well as salt).

I always play around with brining recipes, anyway -- salt is about the only constant.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 26th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
sounds good. i passed that along
sillymagpie
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Glad you had a good one! Your mom continues to amaze me--it's inspiring how active she is at her age!
wildrider
Nov. 25th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yup! She'll be 77 in March!

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