Pilgrims and Indians on Thanksgiving Day in North Carolina


It was a great day.  We spent the day in costumes

It was a great day. We spent the day in costumes

 

Cathy and Bob, Tribal Leaders

Cathy and Bob, Tribal Leaders

 

This was the best Thanksgiving I’ve ever had.  We had an Iroquois Prayer, homemade cranberry sauce, deep fried and oven cooked birds, potatoes, brocoli and carrots cooked in foil with a ton of butter, and stuffing cooked separately and scrumptious.

It was a grand time.  Some mid-afternoon singing of grass and folk tunes and lullaby’s.

Cathy made the best darn mashed potatoes I’ve ever had and oh by the way, Cathy orgainzed this entire family gathering and it took a enormous amount of time.  She provided bedding, kitchen stuff and food, all organic for both the Pilgrims and Indians.

 

Jennifer, Jeff and Ingrid and the Tribal Counsel Jury

Jennifer, Jeff and Ingrid and the Tribal Counsel Jury

Jennifer and Jeff and Ingrid flew all the way from LA to join us in North Carolina.  Jeff is an expert chef and helped Paul with the Deep Fried Turkey, and he made the scrumptious cranberry sauce and a day earlier a Green Pasta.  He also did the carrots and brocoli, also out this world.

Jeff got the best hat award. 

That’s Luke about to clobber someone.

Cathy and I had a chance to visit with Jennifer and Ingrid for the first time since spring.  Jenn is the busiest person I’ve ever scene.  She had some time to relax and led a lullaby for Ingrid mid afternoon.  We had to work hard to keep her and Cathy away from the gravy.  (Inside job: top secret recipe.) 

 

Paul, Michelle, Maggie, Jake, Marli and Luke Johnson, Iroquois

Paul, Michelle, Maggie, Jake, Marli and Luke Johnson, Iroquois

The Indians were friendly on this Day of Thanksgiving, although they looked pretty tough in this picture.

Paul brought the deep fry kit for one Turkey and it worked like a dream  It was delicious.  This process has some risks.  The oil gets up to over 300 degree’s and putting the ambient temperature turkey in the oil requires a gentle touch so it doesn’t explode and spill the oil.  But with Jeff’s help he got it done.

Michelle is not only a good cook she is also a baker of the highest order.  And a stuffing guru.

Looks like Jake has some mayhem on his mind.

More to come, some more pictures and video.

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