Turkey dinner turned out wonderfully! We ate him Saturday night with some amazing friends. I cooked him three different ways.
First was half a breast, soaked overnight in apple juice; I brine all my turkey in apple juice. lightly salted, slices of peaches, that had been soaking in white wine. Wrapped tightly in tin foil and cooked in a rotisserie basket over a camp fire for two hours.
Second half breast was also wrapped on tin foil, in a rotisserie, over an open camp fire for two hours. But was seasoned with several types of dried peppers, sweet, mild, warm, hot and peppercorns. With some butter, lemon slices and green beans.
Third was the dark meat. I thought long and hard about how to make dark meat spring-like in flavor. This isn't easy, dark meat compliments fall and winter favors. So I used my Dutch oven, buried in the coals of the camp fire to cook it. I cut the meat into bite sized pieces, layered with Italian sausage. On top of that I placed white rice and mushrooms. I poured some red onion soup over the entire mess, and threw several hands full of spinach on the top. I cooked it for an hour in the coals, removed it, and allowed it to finish off fire, I forgot the sprinkling of a hefty serving of white cheese, asiago, over the top to melt before eatin' time.
We had a great time hanging out and talking. Had Large's girlfriend's mother over as well.
Sunday as Husband and I lounged about, storms popped up. We had an EF-1 (so a small one) hit a few miles south of us. We merely enjoyed the thunder that shook the house and the rain that plummeted down. We are informed that tonight should be worse. I don't mind too much, as long as no one gets hurt. I will enjoy my last Kansas storm season with zest!