Monday, November 29, 2021

Turkey Toss, 70, and No Surprise About the Winner

Sorry it's been so long. I've been thinking about you and hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Last Monday through Thursday I worked 40 hours and walked more than 70,000 steps preparing for our Thanksgiving Outreach. We served 850 people on Thanksgiving Day! A delicious meal, great entertainment, family photos, games, prizes, then those that wanted to could go upstairs to our clothing bank. And everything throughout the day was free. Every year I'm a little more sore at the end of the week, but it really is a privilege to serve our community.


A few weeks ago our office manager decided to do a turkey toss. We all went out to the south parking lot and... tossed a turkey! I tried to hide in the back but I was spotted and called to the front. 😁 It was fun though! It was definitely the topic of conversation for the day!

This is me. Gotta love my good form! 😂


This was Diana and Peter's first Thanksgiving with us and he brined the turkey. We'd never had it that way but it was really good. The white meat was juicy and tender, like it was falling off the bone. Did you ever brine a turkey? Or eat one? We had all the usual food: green bean casserole, dressing, rolls, Sharaya made the mashed potatoes... for dessert I made an ice box pie and Diana and Peter brought a pumpkin cheesecake. That's something else we'd never had before. 

Then we played Mexican Train. Sharaya won. Again. She wins a lot and we always take the opportunity to tease her about it!

We ate way too much and laughed too hard! Exactly like time with family should be. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving! That turkey toss idea is a bit scary...was that a real turkey? How much did it weigh? I'm afraid I wouldn't have done very well with that...I hope it wasn't still could knock someone out! LOL. Anyway, your church did an amazing thing to feed so many and provide clothing, etc. What a blessing! And your family Thanksgiving sounds and looks perfect. A very happy way to spend the day together! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jeanie said...

That's really impressive -- feeding that many people in one day. And what good it did. Your home Thanksgiving looks delightful -- filled with love and wonderful food and memories. Onward!

16 blessings'mom said...

That's so impressive to feed so many people at your church! Wow! We had brined turkey this year, my son and daughter-in-law hosted, and provided the turkey, it was so good! We all brought sides, and it worked well...I brought 14 pounds of peeled potatoes, and made mashies up fresh right before dinner, one of my daughters brought stuffing, one roasted veggies, ect. It's much easier than one person making the whole meal! But yes, brined turkey is good. :)

Susan said...

That is wonderful how you fed all those people. I never had a brined turkey. We have that game but I forgot the rules. I will have to ask my son. Have a great week!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Wowza... did you ever work your tail off last week. What a wonderful cause. You're right, you do have great form. Looks like you have a bright future in it. Have a wonderful week!

ellen b. said...

Great form on that turkey toss! :)
Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Terri D said...

I've never heard of a turkey toss!! Wow!! Bless you, for serving so many! I'm glad you had such a wonderful celebration! I've never had a brined turkey but understand it is good. Have a blessed week! xo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have been busy. That is so wonderful that you feed 850 people on Thanksgiving. The turkey toss sounds like fun but also a bit scary. I have not had a brined turkey. Sounds like you had all of my favorites! I wasn't lucky enough to have a pumpkin cheesecake....yum!!!

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Kerin said...

Cindy, it's an incredible feat of charity and goodwill to feed so many people, and I imagine it's a blessing for you to be able to be a part of it all :)
You do have good form, on the turkey toss (never heard of such a thing before)and it looks like y'all had a fun day together.

Yes, a brined turkey is a game-changer, that's for certain. I love a brined turkey, then smoked low and slow in the smoker :)

Warm wishes..