My Most Memorable Thankgiving

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Real Estate Agent with RealtyONEGroup BRE#01231053

My Most Memorable Thanksgiving

 

I've just returned home from a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with friends and now I'm faced with writing my blog (as part of the 30 day challenge) and my ideas are weighted down in a turkey induced stupor. That's when I ran across Patricia Kennedy's post that was inspired by Roger Mucci's post about his most memorable Thanksgiving. So here's my story….

 

When I first moved to San Diego in 1989, I made a number of good friends that like myself, were all transplants from all over the U.S., from Colorado to New York to Florida.  Since none of us had family in San Diego, we were all without dinner plans for Thanksgiving.  So one of my girlfriends and I decided we would make Thanksgiving dinner and invite all our friends who had nowhere else to go.

 

While we were very well intentioned, our cooking skills were pretty minimal,  we didn't have a cookbook, and of course that was back before Google, so even though we knew what we wanted to cook, we didn't have any recipes.  Our first shocking discovery was when we were trying to stuff the turkey only to find there was something inside of it!!!  I put my hand inside and starting putting on something that eventually loosened and started coming out… I couldn't image what it could be.  Of course it was the turkey neck and innards, but it was a surprise to us!  We cooked the potatoes way too early and they  turned a dark purple color by the time we decided to mash them.

Oh no, what next??

 

I lived in a little beach cottage on Mission Bay, it was a warm, sunny day and we set up our table on the patio. That day, with a lot of laughter and a few mimosas, we managed to present our friends with a beautiful, traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  And although we all missed our own families,  we were together enjoying this meal that is so much a part of all of our lives.


Thanksgiving dinner


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Comments (14)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

That's what it's all about Suzi............I love your Thanksgiving story, what a wonderful memory you created and recalled years later.

Nov 22, 2012 03:47 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

It was a wonderful time. Thanks for taking me back there!

Nov 23, 2012 12:28 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Suzi, I'll bet those purple mashed potatoes were delicious!   And yeah, I remember being a little grossed out when I pulled out the neck.  Ick!

Nov 23, 2012 12:01 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Yeah, I think I might have gagged a bit (I decided to leave that out of the story). But those things sure are funny when you look back at them. 

Nov 24, 2012 04:12 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey Suzi, I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Nov 24, 2012 11:32 PM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA
SF NYC LA

I'm over here via Patricia's post... thank goodness.  What a great story - and even though pulling out the neck and innards was gross, that's a mighty fine looking turkey you made!

Nov 25, 2012 12:23 AM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Thank you Patricia and Peggy!

 

Nov 25, 2012 08:33 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I remember the first time I found that bag of stuff, too!

Nov 25, 2012 01:53 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I love the picture you included. It made it so much easier to visualize you as a young girl brand new to San Diego.

Nov 25, 2012 10:47 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Michelle - I'm glad I'm not the only one that was fairly horrified by that bag and neck!

Jill - Thank you! It's funny when I look at that picture, it doesn't seem like it could possibly have been that long ago!

Nov 26, 2012 05:06 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Suzi ~ your story was fun to read and it brought back memories of cooking my own first turkey for Thanksgiving ... I was a student at UCSB and had no idea what I was doing, and didn't even have a good cookbook.  My older sister mailed me instructions and I did my best to follow them.  Unfortunately, unlike you I left the neck inside the cavity LOL!!!  We had a good laugh over that, once we discovered it later.

Nov 26, 2012 02:16 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

That is funny! It's nice to know I'm not the only one who didn't know this stuff! 

Nov 27, 2012 03:26 AM
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

Wonderful Post!  That turkey looks perfect, like it was done by a professional.  

Nov 28, 2012 12:34 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Awwww, thanks Debbie!

Nov 29, 2012 12:24 AM