Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

I went to my grandma's house in Texas for Thanksgiving. There was a crowd of 26 people there: the Eapens, the Gomez family, all the Thomas'(except for Josh and Renee, Abby and Ruth), and great grandma and great grandpa. There was lots of food-so much that it covered the island and a table. The food was served buffet style. Now get ready for your mouth to water...There was dark and light turkey, with gravy. There was applesauce and marshmellow jello- which is made of colored marshmellows, pineapple and pistatio pudding. Its a Thomas tradition. There was also another kind of jello. It was called blueberry jello. It had blueberries, and a layer of white cream. Grandma made a pretty basic stuffing, and mom made one with sausage, apples and nuts. Mom made cranberry creme dream salad. There was squash (which I don't like) and sweet potato casserole from Mrs. Gomez. There were mashed potatoes and Aunt Dena made a green bean casserole. And last of all there was a relish tray, and cranberry jelly, and rolls. I didn't try everything, but the food I had was awesome. I sat at a round table with all the kids. It was fun! Later, when everyone was hungry again, dessert was served. There was peanut butter pie, Aunt Bekah's cake balls, Mrs. Eapen's spice cake, Grandma's pumpkin pie, and Uncle Seth's strawberry chocolate cake. I like Thanksgiving because I can spend time with my family and remember what I am thankful for. Just to let you know, I'm thankful for delicious food. I give 10 stars for Grandma (and her helpers).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sharp-Not Cheesy

On Friday, November 19, 2010, I went to Cheddars in Joplin, MO with my family. We were on our way to Texas for Thanksgiving. It was dinner time, and we were hungry. Cheddars is a casual cafe'. Their goal is to sell quality food for a good price. It was loud and busy, but we only had to wait 10 minutes to get seated. On the ceiling were several fan with woven reed paddles that rotated. It was very eye catching. There were some old time pictures by the bathroom. And there was a long fish tank in the wall between two rooms, with lots of big and small colorful fish. I had a grilled cheese sandwich and fries. I tried mom's steak and dad's ribs. I also had tortilla chips and a hot, spicy spinach dip. The food was delicious. Our waitress was nice because she came to ask if the food was good. The appetizer came quickly but the food did not. I wish the food could have come fast. It was good. The service was good. I will go again because the food was awesome and there was nothing wrong with it. I give 4 stars to Cheddars.

It has been a long time since my last blog. My mom has been sick and tired and it hasn't been a priority. We will try to do better.