Baked Turkey

Thanksgiving Day — We drove down to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving weekend with the younger son and his family, my niece and her husband. I took my camera with me, with every intention of taking photos of my grandsons, especially the older one with his new quilt. Didn’t think to take a single picture. Darn. I’m just not a photo taking type person. <sigh> But their pictures are carried in my mind and my heart. I got lots of hugs while we were there. Nice…

We had our Thanksgiving dinner on Friday night and on Saturday we drove out to Painted Gorge off Hwy. 8 to a piece of property owned by my great nephew, B.C. Vogt. It was a gorgeous day — warm sunshine, but cool breezes. I managed to get in a couple of nice naps in a lawn chair. I sat there listening to my nephew-in-law running a bulldozer, grading the property and leveling the dirt to make pads/sites for two trailers which would be coming in that night from Glamis. The drone of the motor, combined with the warm sunshine just lulled me to sleep. My tummy was a tad upset from all the rich food it had been fed over the previous 24 hrs. Turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (ala Gulliver’s Restaurant), fresh Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus cooked on the grill and seasoned with bacon and herbs. Oh, and the desserts! My goodness, the desserts! Jell-O with Cool Whip, Pumpkin pie with whipped cream, Cherry pie, Dutch Apple Pie, and Pecan Pie with whipped cream or ice cream (more about the ice cream later), Pumpkin Cheesecake, Key Lime cheesecake, Raspberry Cheesecake and Strawberry topped cheesecake, and the richest vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. It had to be Kirkland brand it was that rich! There was fresh fruit salad with 3 kinds of melon, fresh pineapple, grapes and a Cool Whip/Marshmallow Creme dip, and huge chocolate chip/chunk cookies from CostCo’s bakery. There were hot rolls with butter too. Sooo much food — soooo good. Glad it’s only one day a year — I don’t think my tummy can handle too many days like that. Needless to say, a good time was had by all, and we finished off the day with a game of Hand & Foot–always a fun game for the 6 of us. Men vs. the women and the women won!

I didn’t have access to a computer (and probably couldn’t have remembered my password to WordPress anyway, so these last entries are posted a bit late.

Future days to follow …

Be safe, be well, and be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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