Beyond Stuffed

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252022

The turkey wasn’t the only thing stuffed around here yesterday. Not by a long shot! Our friends Jesse and Jennifer had invited several people to their house for Thanksgiving dinner, and the ladies went all out getting ready for the big meal. Terry was up by about 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, making desserts, relish, and all kinds of other stuff. She didn’t stop until about 11 o’clock that night, and then she was up bright and early yesterday morning and back at it again! And she wasn’t the only one. Our friends Jennifer, Tami, and Kim were also doing the same thing.

Yesterday Jennifer and Tami each baked turkeys the traditional way while Terry smoked a turkey breast in her Orion smoker. It went on looking like this (top) and came out looking like this (bottom). And trust me, it tasted even better than it looked.

While the turkey was in the smoker, Terry was doing last-minute chores like making a big batch of rolls and some amazing pecan tassies.

I couldn’t begin to tell you all of the different delicious food that was loading down the table and counters in Jesse and Jennifer’s kitchen. All of that turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and all kinds of delicious treats. By the time we finish stuffing our faces, I’m pretty sure all of us were ready for a nap.

I think there were ten of us at dinner, but nobody stood still long enough for me to get pictures of everybody. In this one, starting on the right, we have Jennifer, Kim, Scott, Scott’s son Tye at the end of the table, and then coming up on the left, Scott’s mother Pam, and our friend Jesse. Not shown are Miss Terry, Tami and her husband Dennis, or yours truly. A good time was had by all, and we appreciated the opportunity to spend time with our friends, blowing our diets.

Since I didn’t make my goal of finishing Big Lake Drunk by Thanksgiving, the next couple of days will be spent trying to wrap it up before we leave town on Tuesday. I am very close, but like they taught me in the Army, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – The strongest people make time to help others, even if they’re struggling with their own personal problems.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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