First Thanksgiving on the Road

We intentionally scheduled our first trip to be near my sister and knew we would get to spend our first on the road Thanksgiving with her family.  She also invited my Dad, his wife Carol, and Jake down to visit as well.  Plus we got to spend tons of time with the new baby Wendy is adopting which was so much fun.  My sister and her husband met in cooking school, and even though she is a nurse and he is a banker now…wow can they cook.  Since I didn’t want to suffer by comparison I made Lee’s favorite deviled eggs (recipe below) and a celery tray. It was fun cooking in the rig and I didn’t have any stress from worrying about the rest of the meal.  It was a little sad, since it was our first Thanksgiving in years without at least one of our daughters, but Wendy’s rowdy bunch more than made up for it and we had tons of great food and fun.

Lee's face after eating one of my deviled eggs

Lee’s face after eating one of my deviled eggs

Lee feeding Abram. He loved the sweet potatoes. Can't show any pics of his face on social media until the adoption is complete

Lee feeding Abram. He loved the sweet potatoes. Can’t show any pics of his face on social media until the adoption is complete

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My sister Wendy and her son Bryce

My niece Bailey hugging her brother..he's thrilled :)

My niece Bailey hugging her brother..he’s thrilled 🙂

My step-mom Carol

My step-mom Carol

Jake towers over the baby :)

Jake towers over the baby 🙂

Lee and my brother-in-law Josh

Lee and my brother-in-law Josh

My nephew Alex is a very energetic 10 year old.

My nephew Alex is a very energetic 10-year-old.

Wendy had it all under control. It was fun not having to be the chef!!

Wendy had it all under control. It was fun not having to be the chef!!

After dinner Wendy, Carol and Bailey all went shopping, but since we just spent months getting rid of all our stuff that was the last thing I wanted (or needed to do) so no Black Friday shopping for me…which was actually awesome.  I didn’t miss the craziness at all.  Friday Dad came over and checked out Lake Wylie with the boys and then we all went to Captain Steve’s, a local fish restaurant.  It was reasonably priced ($30 for two of us) but the food wasn’t that great.  Lee said the catfish at Anna J’s was way better.  The company was good though and we took up a long table in the restaurant.

Dad and Carol

Dad and Carol

I love this picture of Josh as the long -suffering parent with his kids lol. He's a really good dad

I love this picture of Josh as the long suffering parent with his kids lol. He’s a really good dad

Saturday was the Ohio State – Michigan football game and as every person in my family went to Ohio State at some point or another we are all big fans.  I loved being with them for the big game and although there were some tough moments, Ohio State was of course victorious!!

Dad and Bryce

Dad and Bryce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee who is not a football fan decided to go to visit a Roadside attraction that is right near Wendy’s house.  I have talked before about this great app I love called Roadside America .  Every where we go I look the area up and I am so glad I did because there is a TARDIS in a person’s backyard right near Wendy’s house.  The Tardis is a London phone booth which acts as the Time Machine for Doctor Who.  Lee, Kay, and Kat all love that show and he was beyond excited someone had one in Rock Hill, SC.  Turns out the folks are huge Dr. Who fans and their TARDIS is actually a chicken coop.  So funny.

 

Lee and the Tardis

Lee and the Tardis

Inside is a chicken coop

Inside is a chicken coop

The back has the exit for the chickens

The back has the exit for the chickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Lee had a great time and I got to watch the big game with my family.  We had so much fun and although I did miss the girls, I was so glad we got to spend our first Thanksgiving at Wendy’s house.

I will be traveling for work the next couple of weeks, so not sure how much blogging I will do, but Lee and I will try to get out some on the weekends.  I think Lee is excited about the alone time because he can finally get things organized without me being in the way.  We are staying here through  Alec’s birthday and for Abram’s first Christmas so we will definitely have time to explore.

 Lee’s Favorite Deviled Eggs

I usually make some plain, some with paprika, and some with olives so everyone is happy. Lee is incredibly picky about his deviled eggs and this is the recipe he likes the best.  I always have him taste test one before I start stuffing.  He really is a deviled egg aficionado. 

  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 squirts yellow mustard
  • paprika (optional)
  • Green olives (optional)
  1. Boil Eggs
  2. Run cold water over eggs, then place in refrigerator until chilled
  3. Peel eggs
  4. Slice eggs in half longways
  5. Remove yolks and place in bowl
  6. Using a fork break yolks into very small pieces
  7. Add mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, celery, and onion salt
  8. Mix very well with a fork
  9. Using a small spoon place egg mixture into the center of the egg whites
  10. Sprinkle with paprika (if desired)
  11. Cut olives and place a slice (without pimento) on each egg (if desired)
Lee's Favorite Deviled Eggs

Lee’s Favorite Deviled Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “First Thanksgiving on the Road

  1. So glad you had a nice holiday with your family! I missed my kids also – they both called though (and again on Saturday!) so while it wasn’t the same – spending the day cooking with my Mom and being with my parents for the first time in many years was really nice! Just FYI: 28 days til you get HERE!

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