It is a wonderful day to be firing up the smoker for cooking our turkey for Thanksgiving Day.
Normally, we do something more bold like duck, turducken, or the like. But, we are keeping it simple this year and just smoking a turkey on our Big Green Egg cooker.
It is not often that I am up at 6:00 AM and cooking on a grill.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Middle Prong Trail
We had a great time hiking the Middle Prong Trail, which follows the Middle Prong Branch. This is the first of the many water falls a long the trail.
We even saw an abandon car dating from maybe the 1930’s or earlier.
Middle Prong Trail
Karen decided to give the child carrier a try on the trail back from the Walker Sisters’ House.
She moaned a little, but she was a trooper. She said she appreciated me more after trying the carrier.
We are out hiking to the Walker Sisters’ House.
The weather is nice with blue skies and cool air. The leaves are crunching under foot.
Our first water fall of the day as we drive towards the Metcalf area to hike in Little Greenbrier.
It is Meigs Fall, which is viewable from the road.
Karen and Katie Beth are already relaxing in the hot tub.
The weather is wonderful with blue skys.
The hot tub is getting them ready for hiking all day tomorrow.
My first beer pairing dinner was very enjoyable this weekend. Karen helped out so much.
Here are the trout after being just put on the Big Green Egg cooker to be smoked. They turned out very tasty, but I wish they had been 100% bone free.
The Rotisserie Chicken Salad was very flavorful, but I made too much. Karen and I really loved the vinaigrette that I made for the salad.
The raspberry crisp was awesome. I am looking forward to making more of them especially with all of the apples around the here.
Katie Beth and Jameson are ready for the Galaxy of Lights. Jameson has on a cute dress tonight.
The weather is great tonight.
Karen and I enjoyed chatting with Jessica and Jeff while strolling with the girls through the lights. The girls got to visit with Santa Claus, too.
I hope some of the pictures turned out. I will post them later at http://www.theallens.info/photos/. Remember, the username and password are “friends” and “photos”.