Appetizers, Too many to mention - all made by me.. bacon wrapped shrimp, plain shrimp, dips & chips of all kinds, Veggie plates, cheese & meat plates.
always tons of nuts of all kinds with Nut crackers everywhere.
Sit down meal with kids at card tables.
First thing we ate at the table - Grapefruit halves with Cherry in middle drenched with white wine. Or drenched in Grape juice for kids
Both Turkey & Ham
Sweet vermouth was what I basted turkey with.
stuffing full of nuts mushrooms and other goodies
Ham covered in pineapple slices with whole cloves and cherries on top a brown sugar and mustard paste
Bread stuffing with lots of goodies - pecans, mushrooms, etc. as well as onions, celery, etc.
Turkey gravy made from turkey drippings
Breast for Turkey Day and Breast for Hot Tky sandwiches that night and next day.
Mashed - two 10lb bags - some bowls had cooked garlic mixed in with lots of butter
Whole baked sweet potatoes but some chucked
Whole Cranberry sauce made by me. But plain store bought
All kinds of mustard & other condiments available.
Sweet peas, Corn niblets, French style Green beans
Coleslaw & Green salad 30 bodies with mouths
Crescents and biscuits
Pies - Pumpkin, Lemon Meringue, Mince, Apple all made by me
Cake Chocolate with Chocolate icing made by my Mother
Cream Puffs by me
Always homemade Ice cream - this was in Calif at my home once I was married. I did all B'days and other holidays the same way.
I was WACKO for two solid weeks since I worked all through this.
I got to be real good at group events. ROFLOL especially while teaching and doing parties and picnics for the clients.
My mother told me she was training me to be a wife. Thing was I was so good I did alot of her "job" while living at home while in Jr High school
This has been an interesting look back at my TRAINING.
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