Friday, November 27, 2009

Serving 250+ for Dinner

Yesterday, we went to help prepare Thanksgiving for the needy and homeless. We've been doing this for a few years now and each year we set the tables for more people. This year, the tables were set for close to 300.


I spent over an hour and a half just cutting bread. We put lots out on the tables, then cut pieces and stashed them in 25 gallon bins as refills.


Making mashed potatoes for that many took lots of muscle:


Rows and rows of dessert were waiting for everyone to arrive.


Because we work during the day, we have a more low-key Thanksgiving at home. We don't spend much time cooking, but we do spend time baking! Apple cranberry cake is one item on the top of our list.


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and can continue to spend time with friends and family.

6 comments:

j.dávila said...

What a fantastic way to spend the day and what a wonderful experience for your family.

jane

Cindy Green said...

Wow, how admirable of you and your family! one of those things I always say I'd like to do and never seem to manage... Glad there are people out there like you...

norma said...

What a wonderful lesson for you to pass onto your children. I do admire your thoughtfulness and generosity. Like Cindy, I always said it would be a good thing to do and somehow I never have. God bless you and others like you!

wlstarn said...

The apple cranberry cake looks good. Do you have a recipe? My 19 YO son is getting into baking lately, and made a cherry pie Thursday, with a (good) crust from scratch. Maybe he'll go to culinary school someday.

Karen L R said...

Very cool!

Municipal Cupcake said...

Great idea, don't we have a lot to be thankful for. An inspiring way to spend your day. I wish we had something equivalent in the UK - perhaps I should start a Gratitude Day.