Thanksgiving 2010 in the camper

I know that Thanksgiving was last week, but I’ve had some technical issues which makes this blog a little tardy.  I started to write this post this weekend but my database on the server was messed up preventing me from having access to my blog program.  Everything was restored yesterday so I’m back in business.

This year we thought that it would be a good idea to have Thanksgiving in the camper at The Farm Country RV Park in Medina.  We had invited my oldest daughter and her family to be with us and they had planned to be there.  Plans don’t always work out the way we wish them to.  One of our granddaughters is highly allergic to bee stings.  On our previous visit to Medina, we noticed that there were quite a group of bees working around the camper in the trees.  When we told our daughter about the bees, she checked with her doctor about the feasibility of our granddaughter coming to Medina.  The doctor advised against it eventhough they have eppy pins in case of bee stings.  Medina is about 30 minutes from a hospital and that is too far in the doctor’s opinion.  So for plan “B”, we brought three of the grand kids with us so we would have some of our family for Thanksgiving.

Part of our plans were for me to take two of my grandsons deer hunting out at the deer lease in Rocksprings, TX during the first part of the Thanksgiving week.  That part of the plan worked like it was supposed to.  We got to the camper on Sunday afternoon and my grandsons and I left Monday morning for the deer lease.  It is about a 2 hour drive from Medina to the lease.  That gave us a chance to hunt Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Each of the boys shot a doe each.  They had a great time at the lease and we came back with deer meat.  What more could you ask for?

Rather than cook a whole turkey in the camper, my wife went into town and bought a smoked turkey breast.  All she had to do was to heat it in the oven for about 1 and a half hours.  She fixed the usual cornbread dressing that she always fixes and then several of the other dishes we always have on Thanksgiving.  Due to limited space and only a few of us present, she didn’t make a much as she usual.  My wife made a pumpkin pie and I made my world famous pecan pie.  The recipe that I use for my pecan pie has been passed down for many, many years and from generation to generation.  It has been in existence since it was first put on the label of the Karo Syrup bottle.  I always say that it is the technique that makes the difference in the way the pies taste.

We had a great Thanksgiving week at the camper and have many, many things for which to be thankful.  We are truly blessed for the things that God has provided for us and for our wonderful family and friends.

Inside camper

Getting ready (fixing) to make the pecan pie

Jane in camper

Jane cooking Thanksgiving dinner

Pecan Pie

My world famous Pecan pie


Outside camper

Breakfast outside Thanksgiving morning

Thanksgiving dinner in camper

Thanksgiving dinner in camper



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