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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 in CA

This was our first Thanksgiving in about a million years that we didn't go to my aunt & uncle's house in Kentucky (near Cincinnati) and we sure missed everyone! But this year we were way out west and decided to stay (avoiding any possibility of snow, plus a cross-country drive). We really missed our tradition, and our family, but we ended up having a wonderful holiday on our own. Okay, not completely on our own, (don't feel too sorry for us yet)... there were two other families in our campground and we celebrated together!
We have amazing cooks in my family and my services are hardly wanted needed there beyond dessert, but here I had to got to cook, and a lot! Which, surprisingly, I really love nowadays! And it wasn't too bad, if I say so myself. And as I'm the only blogger in my family, I do say so! :)
We really enjoyed the day (and especially the food) with the McCloskeys and Travaglinos. There was a grilled turkey and prime rib in addition to my favorite, ham. And a lot of fixins! Despite all the people and hungry kids, we still had a ton of leftovers (which were challenging to stuff into our little fridge)!
Lizzy helped me all day too and did many dishes by herself! We made ham, corn casserole, sweet potato casserole, bread, rolls, deviled eggs, pumpkin pies, cookies, apple crisp, and of course Buckeye fudge! We certainly had to share that with the family from California and the other from Florida, neither of whom knew what a buckeye was!
Added to all the yummy things the Travaglinos and McCloskeys made, it was a very delicious day week!
And we didn't even make much of a mess for a tiny RV kitchen!
I don't know if it's a new tradition or not. Who knows where we'll be this time next week year? But it was certainly a great Thanksgiving and we are very grateful for our family that we missed and also our friends that we enjoyed!
More pics! (I have to show the good food! And Kimberly being banished to the kids' table!)

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