Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas Feast

Morning photos.........
It is so pretty, but it was very cold here last night and this morning...we need to get our one little fireplace working. We have discovered someone roofed it over, years ago, and we are thinking that we may need to get up there and figure out how to unroof it and light it in the mornings.....
Last night it snowed in Nogales, of course that is quite a distance from us, but we are getting some of the cold weather coming down from there. Look at the fog following the hillside!

Over a week ago, a neighbor asked what we were doing for Christmas Day and I told her that we were going to put a little turkey on our rotisserie spit......the rest is a blur........suddenly 16 people were getting together at my neighbor's casa and we were rotisserie spitting not one little turkey, but two big turkeys.
On Christmas Eve, we got a good brine going and dropped them in........esmeralda is in the bucket with the green bowl and fernando is in the bucket with the blue bowl...............I wish I had a better story, like we went to this turkey ranch and picked out two live turkeys with those names, but I named them myself and we got them at the frozen section of the market in Navajoa, already wrapped and ready to take home.....

So, we let them soak in the brine for over ten hours and then, on Christmas Day, we put them on the spit around noon.

Bill had a local iron worker make the metal plates to hold the rotisserie. The motor for it is attached to the end of the spit to Bill's left.

Once esmeralda and fernando were on the spit and rotating, Bill covered them with the wire mesh and then, with aluminum foil. I did not have time to photograph that because we had to run quickly up the street to an open house and when the wind started blowing real hard, we had to run quickly back to make certain the aluminum foil had not blown away. The foil was still there, but things just did not look right. Bill removed the foil and we stood there and watched as the spit begin to sink lower and lower to the grill. Before we could do anything, the spit bent and broke, depositing the turkeys right on the grill, where Bill proceeded to stoke the fire and roast the turkeys...........
We took the turkeys to our neighbors, where each couple chipped in to cover the cost of them and proceeded to have a huge feast of dressings and gravies and salads and condiments and potatoes and desserts and the best turkey we have ever had!
It was a very special Christmas feast!

Over a week ago


Glenn Ian Huntington said...

Hi and Happy New Year!

I really enjoy your site, the pictures, your experiences and your perspectives of living in Alamos. Look forward to every post. So glad that your were invited to the mayor's party - WHAT AN HONOR! You deserve it!

Brenda said...

Sounds like fun. Hope you have a great New Year.

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