Friday, November 28, 2008

Gobble Till You Wobble

Thanksgiving was yesterday. My sister had to work all day, so rather than sit around the house by myself, I signed up to help with the set-up of a couple of local community Thanksgiving Dinners. Both were in Placentia, where I used to live and I have to say that I was pretty surprised at the state of several neighborhoods in Placentia. You basically make a right turn, where I would have normally gone straight, and all of a sudden you are in a run down neighborhood, with bars on the windows and gangs on the street corners. They blocked off an entire block, cleaned it up and set up tables, chairs and just as I was leaving, the caterers (who donated all of the food) arrived. Then on to the second location, the Placentia Boys & Girls Club, where I helped to move tables/chairs around and decorate the location. Then back off to home where I spent the rest of the afternoon making a modified, scaled down version of Thanksgiving Dinner... really the only difference was that I just cooked a Turkey breast vs. a whole Turkey... the rest was the same. Here are a couple of pictures...

My first attempt at Sweet Potato Pie... turned out pretty yummy!

Had to have the Cranberry Sauce from a can... for nostalgia's sake.

Suzy getting the turkey ready for serving.

Hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!