Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This Thanksgiving holiday we are outside of Whitsett, Texas, gate guarding for the oil wells.  This will be the first time since we’ve been fulltime RVing that we will be by ourselves.  The last six years we’ve been at an Escapee RV Club park in Florida, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico or Arizona with other members or parked somewhere with friends.  Sharing a table with others has been nice and enjoyable, but we like own cooking and enjoy leftovers more than the original meal. 

This year we knew we’d be on the ranch by ourselves, so we planned for a full-blown turkey dinner “with all the fixins”, as they say.  Then we found out one of the ranch owners was going to bring a complete dinner for each of the four gate guard couples.  Humm….but we want leftovers….so decided to go ahead and cook anyway.

At noon the ranch owner delivered our turkey dinner with a plate of five desserts and wonderful rolls.  We sampled everything and boy can his wife cook!!!


I found a Lil Butterball weighing nine pounds at H.E.B Grocery that was a perfect size for the oven. Happily I had the convection oven to also cook the yeast rolls, asparagus/bean casserole, stuffing, candied yams and pumpkin pie.  Cooking a full turkey dinner took me seven hours of prepping Wednesday night. Jim stuffed the turkey and put it into the oven while I was asleep.  Together everything came out grand! Everything was delicious! Just shows you can cook any meal in an RV’s three foot of counter top space.



We invited Curtis, one of the production crew, to

CIMG1155eat with us.  Curtis stops by every day to chat with us.  It was funny, Curtis is always sitting in his truck when he comes to visit and we had never seen him out of his truck….till today... we were surprised. He is a tall glass of water…he’s a good six four LOL!!!

It was a nice, nice Thanksgiving Day dinner. One we thoroughly enjoyed!  I hope you had an joyous holiday as well with someone who loves you.

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  1. Yummy...everything looks great ! So glad the ranch owner takes good care of you. Boomer and I had a quiet day of reading and enjoying the 60 degree temps. Linda went to VA Beach to spend a last visit with her kids and grand kids. Will be heading to Florida next Friday to spend the month of December. Hugs to you both !

  2. Looks like you got to enjoy all kinds of great food and plenty of leftovers too!! Yumm!!! We had dinner with friends, but we're still going to do another one of our own this next week so we can have our own favorite foods that we missed at our friends. :-) Happy Thanksgiving you two!! Hugs!

  3. Now that looks like a great TG meal. I don't think I've ever seen a 9 lb. turkey LOL!! You were lucky to find it.

  4. butterbean carpenterNovember 24, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Howdy B&J,

    Y'all certainly didn't go 'hongry', didja?? Everything looks good enuff to eat & eat & eat!!
    Go ahead eat what you desire & I won't tell a soul; because I don't know anybody named Soul!! Hope you're as happy as I am today!!! Y'all are too, also!!!

  5. butterbean carpenterNovember 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM


    Did y'all happen to see the 'big' 5r in the midst of the 140 car pile-up; sitting there WITHOUT A TOW VEHICLE?? It didn't look all that damaged, tho!!!

  6. no need to suffer. . .good cookin' is definitely doable. . .looks delicious!

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