Even though there was driving rain and wind gusts up to 70 mph. we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family up in our “shell” It was cozy with the wood stove burning and over 20 people with an amazing array of delicious food. Our house may not be finished but it is already proving to be to be the perfect party house. Jeff and I so look forward to when we can properly entertain.
I’m rather proud of how well our 24lb. turkey turned out. After soaking for 10 hours in an apple/molasses brine for 10 hours, I cooked it on the Weber grill. Fortunately the East side of our house is fairly protected from the wind so I didn’t have to worry about the turkey flying away. It was so moist and delicious. There wasn’t much left at the end of the day.
In preparation for receiving guests and in an effort to close off the structure as much as possible, we built this temporary door. There were a few little scraps of twin wall polycarbonate left over so we could let light through the door.
We hung an oil lantern in the window next to the door which added to the festive nature of the day.
We Have So Much To Give Thanks For! Blessings To Everyone.