Friday, November 28, 2014

Moving Day and an Early Thanksgiving Feast

What a busy day! I started my day roasting a 10 lb turkey in our little convection oven at about 9:00 am. I had been a little nervous about using our convection/microwave oven in the MH when we first got on the road, but I am starting to feel more comfortable with it. It does not seem to cook any faster than a regular oven, which surprises me, but I am fine with that.  It did a fine job with the bird, and it was done about noon time as we were getting ready to move to a different campground on Belton Lake.  I also made a brown rice "stuffing" with walnuts and cranberries, and some mushroom gravy to go with it.  The stuffing and gravy were vegan and gluten free so the vegetarians in our family could enjoy it. We brought some turkey to share with Shawn for dinner.

We drove the 10 miles to our new campground without difficulties and soon were settled into our new site.  We have a view of the lake from our living room, and have seen many deer already.  They come really close and don't seem very afraid at all.

At 4:00 we headed for dinner.  What a wonderful meal and visit we had at Gail and Mark's house! The table groaned with a variety of yummy dishes, so much so that some didn't even get sampled.  It's a good thing we are getting together for leftovers on Thursday to eat more.  Gail, Mark, and Caryn are vegetarians (Gail and Mark are also vegans) so it was a little challenge coming up with food that fit the criteria of vegan + gluten-free, but where there's a will there's a way, they say.

Caryn, Shawn, and the two little ones were with us as well, and we had so much fun hanging out together. What a joy to be able to "live" close by this part our family for a couple of weeks, even if we do miss our children and grandchildren.

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