Six Things Saturday

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! With family in town this week, I postponed the usual Friday post to spend more time with them… but it simply gave me one more thing to be thankful for! Hope you all had (or are having) a wonderful weekend with loved ones.

Here are the six little things that made my week… (What made yours?)

Bacon-wrapped turkey

1. Bacon-wrapped turkey in our smoker. A beloved Thanksgiving tradition at our house.

Morning-after breakfast

2. Morning-after brunch (complete with mimosas) at our favorite breakfast joint, Starling Diner in Long Beach.

Neighborhood stroll

3. Disconnecting from the Internet, Black Friday sales, and household chores… and opting for a beautiful stroll on Friday in our neighborhood.

Double rainbow

4. Double rainbow!

Stormy sunset

5. This stormy sunset.

Thankful for many things this year

6. Family, friends, and many more things to be thankful for this year… including a very exciting project that I hope to share soon!

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November 30 2013      17 comments     Linda Ly
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  • Lisa M.

    What a mean comment!
    Anyway, I was wondering if you could share how you did the turkey? I know you wrapped it in bacon, but did you put any other seasonings on it and how long did you smoke it? My husband LOVES smoking and we would like to try a turkey for Christmas.
    Love all the pictures!

    • Lisa M.

      The comment I referred to was the one from Manjit.

    • http://www.gardenbetty.com/ Linda Ly

      LOL I know, and what a random comment at that.

      My husband first brined the turkey overnight in a half-gallon of apple cider, an orange (halved), honey, fresh sage, cinnamon sticks, and garlic. Then on the day of, he wrapped the turkey in bacon and stuffed the cavity with a generous amount of oranges, sage and garlic. The skin was rubbed with a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, garlic, onion, sage, and a touch of cinnamon and honey. We had a 12-pound turkey and smoked it for 5 hours using a mix of orange wood and olive wood (both were cut from our trees). It turned out delicious!

      • Lisa M.

        Thanks! We will try that for our Christmas turkey!

  • Manjit

    Ammmmmm Lynda, the dead Turkey in the smoker was once alive just like your beloved chickens.

    • http://www.gardenbetty.com/ Linda Ly

      I certainly hope the turkey was once alive. I don’t eat fake meats, and I never said I was vegetarian. (For the record, I do eat chicken. Just not my own chickens.)

  • Luisa Chandler

    That is your neighborhood? Lucky gal! :-)

    • http://www.gardenbetty.com/ Linda Ly

      Sometimes it can be a bit distracting when I’m trying to get work done at home. ;-)

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