This year I am once again thankful for a family that can just go with the flow! We had planned to enjoy our four days off of work and school on the hook in Chesapeake Bay, but a quick check of systems Wednesday night left us scratching our heads over a hydronic heater that just wasn’t kicking on. We haven’t used it in a few years, and with lows around freezing at night we need it at anchor. Time for...
Plan B! How about Thanksgiving at the dock? We started the day with fresh, hot donuts from The Country Bakery in Deale, MD (if you stop in Herring Bay, definitely worth getting a ride to see these guys!) and lazily cooked, played video games, and watched football. Somewhere in there Frank found the misaligned valve in the hydronic system and topped off its fluids.
Cooking a big meal on the boat is always an adventure and this year didn’t disappoint! My little turkey breast was still too big for our oven, so I shifted to the pressure cooker. I used essential oils in place of some fresh ingredients (and got amazing flavor!), and even with only two burners I managed to bust out a decent traditional feast—turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and gravy! I made my own for the first time!
|One of my helpers!|
|DoTerra Wild Orange in the cranberries!|
|DoTerra Rosemary for the herbed butter|
|Darn thing barely fit in the pressure cooker!|
|Using my 2 burners to keep 3 pots warm.|
|The boy made the eggs!|
|The happy (hungry) crew!|
We ended the night with a movie, Star Wars Episode 7. I am so very thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!