[Sharon pens today’s blog] - John and I have always enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday. Good food, some adult beverages and watching football are all a part of the tradition. When we lived in our home in College Station it always made me happy to break out the turkey roaster, the good china, silver and crystal for the table as well as a few holiday decorations. Most of those things did not make the cut when we downsized for life in our motorhome. I wondered how I would do without those beloved items but I am finding that actually the BEST parts do not really revolve around the “stuff” I gave up.
This year we are in San Diego reunited with our friends Blake and Dawnderee who are, like us, here rather than with family for Thanksgiving. We agreed to feast together with John and I hosting and doing the cooking so as to thank them for taking us to the Charger and Aztec football games. The boys went shopping for the groceries and Dawnderee bought a turkey roaster! How happy was I to see my old friend, the roaster!
John was in charge of the turkey, making his super awesome cornbread dressing, deviled eggs, stuffed celery and green bean casserole. My contribution was homemade yeast rolls, sweet potato casserole with pecan topping, and giblet gravy. I also love setting the table and doing dishes. Some of the prep we began the day before and the planning paid off because Thanksgiving Day was busy but we still had time to sit outside sipping wine while the turkey roaster did its job on my outside table (I just love that glass top table I found for free at the Florida flea market that I have also made poor John lug around for nearly a year). We even managed to fit in a shorter version of our bayside morning walk on this day.
We ate in the early afternoon and had a wonderful time with our friends. I may not have had my china, the decorations, the silver or the crystal but I had delicious food, wonderful wine, perfect weather here in sunny San Diego and a delightful time with our friends and their dogs. As the sun set it brought the end to another great Thanksgiving. We really are blessed…. I hope you had as Blessed and Happy a Thanksgiving as we did!