Sunday, November 28, 2010

american thanksgiving....

a three meal affair for me this year....

meal #1--at school with my kiddos--thursday's lunch in the cafeteria was traditional thanksgiving fare.  i had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy with three rolls with butter.  yum!  the best school lunch i have ever had, i think.  i went back to the classroom quite stuffed and in need of an afternoon nap, but i had to rally through the afternoon.

meal #2--at lone star saloon with paul--this place is great.  the owner is from fort worth and knows how to make food from the south.  we have been there once before where i was able to quench my hunger for home.  we went in and learned that the only thing on the menu thursday was thanksgiving supper.  yum!  here is what the supper included--a before meal bit of two stuffed peppers, one deviled egg, and a small helping of a pasta salad.  main meal--turkey, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread stuffing, baked mac and cheese, green beans, piece of bread, and a side of cranberry sauce.  dessert--choice of pumpkin pie or apple cobbler.  we chose the pumpkin pie.  the cost was $14 per person and truly was AWESOME!  it hit the spot like no other.  it was just like home.  the plate was overflowing with yummy, home food goodness.  paul and i came home and proceeded to take the "after meal" nap for a few hours.  it was great and the only thing missing was football.  fun times!

meal #3--at E's house with paul + three other school friends A, D and G--E insisted that she host a thanksgiving dinner.  i was game and thought it was a great idea.  she made turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, apple cake, and roasted pumpkin.  we brought pumpkin pie, homemade rolls, my grandma's fruit salad, and some caramel spice buttons.  she was not sure how it would all turn out, but it was a success.  a nice night spent with friends and sharing our american thanksgiving with two south africans and a englishman.  E, paul and i are all american.  it was fun night and i ate way tooo much.  i got home and had to lay down to subside the overstuffed tummy.  ugh.  it was worth it and we already decided we would do it again next year.  well done, E!

 me, A and E (cook/hostess extraordinaire)

desserts...both get the thumbs up!

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