Chris and I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! This is our first holiday in an RV, and we enjoyed it! We really missed our families, but we were able to talk to them throughout the day, so we were grateful that even at a distance, we can still share with our loved ones.
So, what did our RV Thanksgiving look like? Probably not that much different than yours.
- Visiting with loved ones Check (although by phone & skype this year)
- Being grateful Check
- Thanksgiving Day Parade Check
- A huge meal featuring turkey Check, or should I say Gobble
- The stringing of Christmas lights Check
- General lounging Check, Check
What made Thanksgiving different in an RV?
- We could spend it anywhere that it is warm. This year is Destin, Florida.
- We did not have a normal kitchen, regular sized fridge or oven to work with.
- Our day included plenty of sun, palm trees and a walk on the beach. (Speaking of being grateful!)
- In an RV park, you get to say Happy Thanksgiving to a lot of people! A good friend that I made while we have been here left this morning to go back home, so we were able to say Happy Thanksgiving and farewell for now to them. The park we are staying in is 100% packed for the holiday, and it is nice to see young families, as well as retirees enjoying tropical beauty on Thanksgiving.
Let’s get down to what you are really wondering…What did they actually eat??? As I mentioned, due to the small size of our kitchen; I had some different considerations for this meal. We also had an ant scare when I found a dozen of them in one of my cupboards; so Chris cleaned that mess out for me. (Ants at Thanksgiving??? That just doesn’t happen back in PA!) Despite the ant crisis and juggling of items; we were both really happy with the end result. This meal was dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free.
The Menu: Turkey Meatloaf (unconventional, but worked well in my tiny oven), mashed sweet potatoes with roasted sunflower seeds, red cabbage and collard green salad, deviled eggs and fresh cranberry sauce with pineapple puree (for an island flare). Voila!
And for dessert…pumpkin chocolate truffles-ish (not exactly truffles but kind of)…
Well, a clean plate says it all…
Thankful for a God who does not just provide for our needs, but delights in giving abundantly. Hope you had an abundant day this Thanksgiving and all your days!