Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hello! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I hope so!
We enjoyed a couple days off- which was nice.
I've been thinking about traditions lately. When I was little I remember always thinking some day I will have lots of traditions. So far my list is not as long as I had once hoped for. But it is growing longer every year.
Antonio has a lovely tradition. For years now he smokes our Thanksgiving turkey. This is an over night ordeal. (that we wake up fully rested & gladly participate in)
He starts out by selecting the turkey, then brines it in a mix of beer and BBQ rub for 12 hours, purchases bags of cherry wood & fires up old faithful (his old smoker) around midnight. Placing the perfectly brined turkey in the smoker. He returns every 20 minutes throughout the night to spritz with more beer & feed the fire. Crazy... I know but the result is magnificent & we are all appropriately Thankful!
Traditions are such a beautiful thing to share with family & friends. I am hopeful to add some more meaningful ones to my life!