Friday, November 21, 2014

THANKSGIVING AT THE CLUBHOUSE


 Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our neighbors at Villa Ramona in the Clubhouse.  A traditional dinner was provided by the Staff and all of us tenants signed up for side dishes or dessert.  I decided on pumpkin and pecan pie.


The clubhouse was decorated lovely and the buffet very nice with all the traditional Thanksgiving flavors.
 These are a few of my new friends.  The young ladies live on the family side, and the little lady standing is Irma and she lives below us and a very good neighbor.
 I thought this decoration was so cute.  Would put that on my table anytime.
This was my plate before I dived in.  Everything was delicious and I must say, my pecan pie was the best I've ever made.  

That got my taste buds working, and now I can't wait till next week when we celebrate with our family.  Who will you be celebrating with this year?  Will you be doing the cooking?

26 comments:

  1. I think you live in a wonderful place, its a perfect retirement apartment and I didn't know there was a side for families, thats wonderful! your pies look delicious!!I have never made a pecan pie.

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    1. Laurie, we do live in a wonderful place. I so thankful and grateful that we were able to move here. Pecan pie is very easy, but I seem to only do it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  2. How wonderful to dine with your neighbors in the new community this Thanksgiving. Your pies make me hungry!

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    1. New friends and new community...I'm grateful.

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  3. Wanda, Yum...those pies looks so good. I bet they were too. You dinner plate looks like you tried a small spoon of many tasty things...that is what I do. I like to try just a bit of it all. How nice that family can live near the seniors. That is nice. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Yes Susie, when I go to a buffet..I like to try a spoon of everything. It was all good. Pies turned out good too. I'm always happy when I'm taking them somewhere. HaHa

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  4. Looks delish... pecan pie is my favorite! Yours looks wonderful and your neighbors look so friendly and fun!

    I'll be doing the cooking....I've made out the menu and written out the shopping list. I lost four days this week with a snow day and then I had Spencer home two days...then an auction! I'll be playing catch-up this weekend! ha.

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    1. These are lovely ladies. Our complex of 71 units are 90% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and me and Don HaHa. Wish I spoke Spanish...but most of the younger women speak English...and they are so warm and friendly.
      I'm excited to see all your Thanksgiving preps in your new kitchen. What a busy busy lady you are.

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  5. TWO thanksgiving meals?! that's just sooo not right! :) Haha, well this Thanksgiving may in fact be the first proper home cooked meal I've had in 6 years! Between Alexandra and I we hope to figure out a turkey even though neitherof us have ever cooked one. Nevertheless, even if that it ruined, I know I make the best mash so that's good and I suspect we can figure out stuffing although Ive never made that either all teh way through, having always just helped chop celery, mix things, etc. I think we have at least my oldest son coming over, Michael, but maybe Ben too, my youngest. My daughter has other plans but is in fact doing xmas iwth us--antoher first in 6 plus years as with thanksgiving as thier Chef uncle is having some surgery, etc.

    So glad you are making friends and settling in. how lovely they would host that for the tenants! Grand. I'm sure your pie was delicious... methinks I want a piece of that too! :D

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    1. Can you believe...I get TWO dinners. One I enjoyed without cooking...next week, I'll be in the kitchen.
      I so excited that you and Alexandra will get to make Turkey and Dressing.....Wish I was there to help. A Turkey Tip....baking it in a baking bag is easy and comes out juicy. Dressing Tip ~ Add cornbread.

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  6. The pies were a very good decision. I really can taste them right now and the crust looks fabulous. Those are two of my favorite pies!!!!! Yummy, you lucky lady. That food looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Nonnie... When Martha visited me this past summer from NY, she gave me some really good crust tips...they worked.

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  7. Yummy! Yummy! What a nice celebrations with new friends and neighbors. We don't have that anymore. I think I'll move to a retirement community.

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    1. We so enjoy our new community and friends.

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  8. I love your little apartment complex. What a great sense of community.
    :0)

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  9. The potluck was just more proof that we are just where God wants us. I was able to say a prayer with the ladies at that table, and one of the residents ask the staff if we could have a prayer for the dinner, and we did!!! Yeah.

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  10. That looks like a nice and tasty celebration. It sounds almost like you have moved into a friendly village.

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  11. Looks like a lovely celebration. My Mammaw always made pecan pie for the holidays. I won't be cooking, we may go out to eat with a friend as the hotels usually do a holiday lunch or dinner. But I may have to make pumpkin pie -- it certainly is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. Looks like fun to celebrate with the extended "family" and any time one gets two Thanksgiving dinners, with space between for a breather, is a good thing!

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  13. We're flying out to California to spend Thanksgiving with Mac's brother and his wife.

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  14. Our Thanksgiving was in October, but maybe I should celebrate yours too! Unfortunately I did not get a dinner as I was in hospital. Sigh. Your pies look scrumptious and your new community friends look lovely. I think the little decorated watering can is so cute!

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  15. Just saw the Snoopy and Woodstock banner appear as I was typing the above message. So fun!

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  16. We'll be going to Steve's home and have our usual gang plus a "special" friend of our Granddaughter.
    I bought the turkey, they'll cook it and I'm doing stuffing and scalloped taters. Everyone else brings the sides and no one goes hungry, that's for sure.
    It should be a wonderful day. My son may even have time to finish setting up my computer so I can post and print my photos.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  17. Would have love a slice of your pies Wanda.

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  18. How wonderful that you have these lovely occasions to join together and celebrate and enjoy each others company. xx

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