Monday, December 25, 2006

Dinner with Family

Christmas day we tried to wrap up our project of re-organizing the basement of the coach. But just like the last time I tried this project, I got rained out. The storm that stifled us didn't do much damage here but was reportedly a tornado just north of us near Daytona. We may not have met the goal for the day, but we did work up one heck of an appetite, so the pot luck at the dining/activity hall was just what we needed. Met some interesting new people and had a wonderful meal.
The buffet was ample and varied- some holiday classics and some local favorites and some house specialties. Everything I tried was great . Yes, there were seconds! Ham, turkey, a couple types of stuffings and a couple potato dishes and everything else you could ask for was on the table.
Dessert anyone? Oh yeah! That's Marilyn's dessert- "Stop Your Heart Chocolate Cake" (from scratch) lower left in the pic. The plate came home empty!
We estimated the crowd at about a hundred, plus or minus a couple. This fun loving, high energy crew cooked up the basics with exceptional flare and organized the entire event. If I understand it correctly they are all pretty much full time park residents who do this out of love with the funds that they raise from other dinner events and some bingo nights, although this entire spread for Christmas was compliments of the crew. The meal was really superb. And the atmosphere was delightfully family-like for us. This is our first holiday meal out on the road and we could not have asked for a nicer experience. For all your care and hard work, we say many thanks and...
Bravo! Kitchen Crew...

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