We managed to do it again--cram 10 people aboard our boat and consume mass amounts of turkey and pie!
This year's preparation was surprisingly easy. In fact, I'm fairly confident that I didn't actually do anything. I remember roasting a head of garlic (which requires almost no effort) and then making the cranberry compote (which also requires almost no effort), but that's about it. The secret to our stress-free Thanksgiving? We outsourced turkey production! This was key, as our galley contains only one microwave-sized oven and a stove with only 3 working burners.
A few Hanukkah-inspired dishes made their way onto the menu in honor of the never-to-occur-in-our-lifetime-again phenomenon known as Thanksgivukkah.
Latkes with Cranberry Apple Sauce
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Baked Sweet Potato Mash with Pecan Crumble
Oil-less Fried Jerk Turkey - Courtesy of JR's Jerk Joint
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Corned Beef
Celery Root, Potato, and Pear au Gratin
Cranberry Bourbon Compote
Sweet Potato Pie
Old World Apple Cake
Like last year, we spent the Friday following Thanksgiving on the water for--what we can now refer to as--our 2nd annual Black Friday sail. Unlike last year, though, we didn't spend the day basking in the sun. It has been raining for days here in Miami, and although it didn't rain while we were out, the weather wasn't all that great:
|Dark Sky, Dark Water|
After it was determined that the wind would not, in fact, roll our boat, everyone enjoyed the sail--especially Helina.
|Black Friday Sail 2013|