Palm Trees in southern Florida

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Let the Holidays Begin!

The holiday season starts again.
For most of my life Thanksgiving Day was the start of the 'holidays'. This Year I saw a store putting out Christmas things next to the Halloween stuff.
Part of living long enough to see these changes I guess.

I saw a Christmas tree in a pick-up the day before Thanksgiving & wondered it that was too early. Then I thought some more and wonderd "why" that thought?

In Hawaii the boat with the Christmas trees came in around Thanksgiving. You either got one then or waited until later and got want was left, the boat had come in.
Since those days the family went out the weekend after Thanksgiving to cut one down. I guess I had a brain fart on seeing the first tree of the season, I guess it's not really too soon.

I'm going to smoke a turkey in the Weber this year, it's 10.5 lb bird. This is not the first time I've done a turkey on the Weber, smoked turkey is really good. I'm looking forward to it!
The plan is to make dressing in a dutch oven, there will be a lot of coals getting used out here!

This is the first time I've used the Weber in a year, it's been stored in a storage box on the roof along with the charcoal chimney starter. I took it down, put it together and saw I was missing  the grate that hold the coals.
Took some driving but Lowes had a box full of both the replacement grills so we are ready!
I did carry it around for a year without using it, that was not part of the 'plan' but I guess that's how it is...

Have a good Thanksgiving folks!

Roof top storage box

The Weber grill's home

The 'new' grate
Get the fire started
1st check & tin foil time
The dressing was cooked in a 10" dutch oven, 14 coals on top & 7 on the bottom
Sliced smoked turkey
Oh darn, too many leftovers! On the other hand not too worry about what to have for dinner for a few days.


  1. If you don't want the left overs, send them to me. Left-overs was always my favorite part of holidays.

    1. Thanksgiving leftover have only looked like 'too much' the night you're putting them away! Three days later it's "what happened to the turkey?" !

  2. I admire your self contained life style. Who would have thought you could carry so much equipment in that vehicle.

    1. This is 'home', it's here or it's gone. Spending money to store something you are not using just seems so wasteful after the first few hundred dollars.