It is far enough but close enough and is a pretty area of Texas.
Everyone decided that even though we were going untraditional in our location, we still wanted the traditional food fixings. So the menu consisted of everyone's must haves and favorites.
- Fried Turkey
- Mac and cheese
- Hashbrown casserole
- Green bean casserole
- Corn soufflé
The turkey obviously was fried in a turkey fryer. We injected it with Tony Cacheres and put a whole stick of butter under the skin. We had never fried a turkey and it turned out delicious. Jarad did a good job cooking it and carving it.
The sides we fixed were all done in a crockpot. I mixed them up the night before and put in large plastic containers ready to put in the crockpots once we arrived. Between all of us there we had enough crockpots to cook everything. It was a sea of crockpots.
The weather was nice and clear but quite chilly. We went through 10+ bundles of wood in only 2 days. Spent a lot of time just hanging out, playing games and relaxing.
Friday night we had chili dogs and wings. We decided to reuse the oil to fry the wing rather than grill them. Peanut oil is expensive and we wanted to get a lot of use out of it. Natalie was our resident wing fryer and did a phenomenal job. They were pretty delicious and we may even fry wings this weekend too. Katrina was her cheerleader.