Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The challenge of the relish tray

Tomorrow, many of the folks camped at the LoW-Hi RV Ranch will be participating in a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone will bring something to the table, which is reminiscent of the first Thanksgiving dinner. How apropos is that? I don't think there will be any venison (thank goodness) though.

I signed up to bring a relish tray since there will be plenty of savory and sweet items brought be others. To me, a relish tray should include the following: green and black olives, pickles (Claussen's of course), scallions, celery strips, marinated mushrooms, and cinnamon apple slices. So, today, I headed for the Peppers grocery store to purchase the ingredients. Here's where the challenge part comes in. Apparently, no one eats marinated mushrooms or spicy cinnamon apple slices in Deming, New Mexico. I checked both Peppers and Walmart with no success. I decided to substitute pickled beets for the apples (same color), but that left the shrooms. What's a girl to do?

About five years ago, my friend, Susan, from Minnesota, gave me a recipe for marinated mushrooms. Of course, I didn't have the recipe with me, but at least I bought some fresh mushrooms. When I got back to the rig, I dug out the recipe, and started preparations. They are now marinating in the frig, and boy do they smell good! If they turn out as I hope, I'll surely be making them regularly as I do love marinated mushrooms and the recipe is quite easy.

I want to thank one of my readers for leaving a comment on yesterday's post about where to stop for the night as I head into Texas. I have stopped at the park in Van Horn in the past, but have never stayed in Fort Stockton. Looks like I'll try to make it to Ft. Stockton if the winds behave themselves. :)

Enjoy your turkey tomorrow!!!

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later, Judy


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