This afternoon, I made cranberry sauce with zinfandel, white and brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, clove, allspice and orange peel, then a pumpkin pie and Nina made the cranberry pie, only this time with apples. She added 3 chopped up granny smith apples and an extra half cup sugar to the recipe and baked it in a large deep pie dish I made several years ago when I lived in Texas and was making pottery. I will let you know how it tastes with the apple.
Now the brine is cooling for the turkey. I have a 5 gallon paint bucket I bought at the hardware store years ago specifically for brining turkey in. I will put the turkey in it with a bunch of ice and put it out on the balcony overnight, it is supposed to be 29° tonight with the possibility of flurries in the morning. I hope we do get a little dusting of snow, that sure would put things in the holiday spirit.