Happy Thanksgiving

Hello all, Just wanted to pass on Thanksgiving wishes to everyone.

Casey & Amanda are off to Hatteras for the holiday and I am sure they will be in touch with sailing and surfing updates. I also hope this embarrasses him into editing up all the video he shot this fall while riding the reef.

In case any of you rum loving reef warriors need to liven up your turkey feast, here are a couple of recipes for stuffing, rub, and cranberry’s.

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

1/2 cup light rum

4 cups fresh cranberries

1/2 cup orange juice

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

wash cranberries. mix berries with o.j. and rum. bring to a boil in a sauce pan.

stir over medium heat, add sugar and seasonings. continue to stir untill dissolved.

serve warm or cool until ready to serve. makes 4 cups

Turkey rub

1/4 cup rum

1 tsp. each

rosemary,sage,thyme, basil

add pepper to taste

make sure all the innards are removed

mix together and rub on the inside of turkey. .

add stuffing and cook per turkey cooking instructions

Turkey Stuffing

1 cup light rum

1 small onion

1/4 lb.chopped mushrooms


1/2 cup raisins

1 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup each chopped walnut and pecans

1/2 lb sausage cooked and chopped

1 cup apples cooked and chopped

1 cup pineapple crushed

8 cups soft bread crumbs

1 cup chicken stock or broth

saute’ onion and mushrooms in butter and set aside.

soak raisins in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.

mix celery, pecans, walnuts sausage, apples, pineapple, & raisins in a large bowl.

add bread crumbs and toss until everything is completely mixed together.

add chicken stock and rum and continue to mix together.

this should stuff a 12 to 14 lb turkey.

do not pack stuffing in too tight as it will expand during cooking process.

any extra stuffing can be cooked in a covered dish along side of turkey.

most importantly keep a glass of your favorite rum handy, for your enjoyment while cooking.

all these recipes are from the Rum 1000 book, by Ray Foley



9 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to You too, from Stan and Petra. You are doing fine job maintaining this website, keep working at it.
    Greetings, Stan

      1. Got it. Thanks! So you guys are in Canada!! Somehow I thought you were sailing in the Buffalo area. What wind direction works there? We will have to make an effort to come out and sail with you guys sometime next season!!

      2. we are americans who spend the summer on the canadian shore.
        we have quite a multi-national group of sailors here. keep in touch and we will set you up to sail here in the spring

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