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Beware the demon rum

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

butter

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

Enjoy,

Lou

Where are the waves and wind?

We may be changing our name to the flat water warriors if the weather does not start co-operating soon. The reason you have not heard from Casey in some time is because he is just staring out at the flat water looking for waves and wind. For the time being we can stir him from his trance with rum but I am afraid his condition will become worse if mother nature does not bless us with her gifts.

 Now on the brighter side all this flat water has gotten some off to a good start logging days on the water. I am up to 20 days, already. Lots of new paddleboarders are joining the ranks and the seasons  paddleboard yoga classes are starting up.

I posted a 2011 photo page, you can see what we are complaining about, not a ripple in sight, thanks to Christina for the great pic’s.

Hang loose, I am sure when the wind comes Casey will be cured and he will treat us all to the wisdom and wit and everything you else read HIT THE LIP for.

Pray for wind, Lou