The fire is roasting away, while outside the fog and drear are shrouding the trees, making us that much more cozy inside. Contented sigh.
Fresh sauerkraut! I loved it. Steve was on the fence. Some people can't fathom sauerkraut for Thanksgiving. My dad begs to differ. He has a thing for turkey and sauerkraut.
Half of a large head of cabbage, sliced fine
Put in a glass bowl, add a tbsp. of sugar and a teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 cup of cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. Toss well and let sit for about an hour or so. The cabbage should wilt and release water. Then put the whole bowl, water and all, in a heavy pan and simmer until the liquid boils down a bit. While it simmers add a 1/2 tsp of celery seed.
Best turkey I've ever made I think!