Day Sixty-Five: Thanksgiving! Hell yeah!

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November 25, 2012 by chicagogrilling365

I was pretty excited when I woke up.

Not only is Thanksgiving a day devoted to eating, but it’s also devoted to football and drinking beer.

Let’s go.

Even though Jenny and I only planned on having two guests, we still planned on cooking a lot of food.

I wanted to do the turkey on the grill, but Jenny wasn’t having it.

Turkey is the only part of the Thanksgiving meal that she really likes, and didn’t want me grilling the bird. So I relented and only grilled three sides and did the turkey in our new oven.

While the weather was unseasonably warm, it started raining around five p.m.

Fine by me.

I like my Thanksgivings cold. Rainy is almost as good.

On the list of items to cook were: turkey, stuffing, zucchini and squash, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, mac ‘n cheese, brussels sprouts and bacon, and my favorite: green bean casserole.

And Jenny made her crab dip.

Because why not. It’s Thanksgiving.

The three dishes we planned to do on the grill were the yams, the zucchini and squash, and the sprouts.

Of course, as soon as I lit the coals, the rain started coming down a bit harder.

Luckily Shawn was handy with an umbrella.

The sweet potatoes were simply brushed with butter and wrapped in foil.

The zucchini and squash were sliced, salted and peppered, topped with butter, then wrapped in foil as well.

The brussels sprouts I did in the same manner as DAY ONE with the lamb.

Every dish timed out well together except the yams.

They took longer than expected and didn’t hit the table on queue.

Oh well, we had plenty to eat.

Rob and Chelsea.

Our friends Rob and Chelsea also made it out and we had a great night.

Sorry I didn’t give you a blanket, Rob. Or a pillow. And for leaving the window open when it was 25 degrees outside.

Thank you Jamie Pulford-Simon for reading and giving me a hug tonight. We miss you.

Also, thank you New Zealanders for reading. We hope you can experience Thanksgiving vicariously through Jenny and I.

We hope all of you had a great day and got to be around folks you love.


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