Thanksgiving at the Convent 2013

Here is hoping that you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving.  As for me, well we do pretty well at the convent with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.  The Sisters begin the day with Mass then it is off to the kitchen where we begin to prepare our dishes for the community.  I signed up for the TURKEY this year and I would like to thank BOB and ROGER our wonderful cooks for the help they provided me in making sure it turned out just right.

Most of the Sisters started from scratch on their meal contributions but the TURKEY is the star of the show on Thanksgiving!  Bob and Roger made sure it was perfect and ready to go which means they cooked it, carved it and put it in a “hotel pan” ready to heat up and serve to the Sisters on Thanksgiving!  Thanks guys!  I got it heated up just fine…poured the  heated broth over it then put it in the oven for 40 minutes…simple!

Thought you would enjoy some pictures from the convent from this past weekends Thanksgiving feast with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon!

It all begins with Holy Mass!

It all begins with Holy Mass!

Sister Anna Hertel and Sister Catherine Hertel team up for the fruit salad!

Sister Anna Hertel and Sister Catherine Hertel team up for the fruit salad!

A Thanksgiving decoration

A Thanksgiving decoration

What, Julienned carrots?

What, Julienned carrots?

Potatoes all cut up and ready to cook

Potatoes all cut up and ready to cook

Sr. Theresa Lan

Sr. Theresa Lan

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Team work!

Team work!

Sister Theresa Lan's famous cabbage salad…a holiday would not be a holiday without it!

Sister Theresa Lan’s famous cabbage salad…a holiday would not be a holiday without it!

Another look at those mashed potatoes

Another look at those mashed potatoes

Me and my flowers from my cousin Dan and his wife, Rhonda (Indiana)

Me and my flowers from my cousin Dan and his wife, Rhonda (Indiana)

Sister Charlene Herinckx and her famous 7 layer salad!

Sister Charlene Herinckx and her famous 7 layer salad!

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Sr. Francesca Cuna made the mashed potatoes!

Sr. Francesca Cuna made the mashed potatoes!

Sister Theresa Lan and her famous dishes from Vietnam!

Sister Theresa Lan and her famous dishes from Vietnam!

Whats for lunch?

Whats for lunch?

flowers sent to Sr. Krista from her cousin in Indiana! How about that?

flowers sent to Sr. Krista from her cousin in Indiana! How about that?

Is it our turn yet?

Is it our turn yet?

Me and my Turkey! (With a lot of help from Bob and Roger)

Me and my Turkey! (With a lot of help from Bob and Roger)

Sister Adele Marie's stuffing (An old family recipe)

Sister Adele Marie’s stuffing (An old family recipe)

Sister Adele Marie shows off her stuff(ing)

Sister Adele Marie shows off her stuff(ing)

Wow…who made those mashed potatoes?

Wow…who made those mashed potatoes?

Whats for lunch?

Whats for lunch?

Home made cranberry sauce

Home made cranberry sauce

Sister Josephine Pelster and Sr. Adele Marie Altenhofen

Sister Josephine Pelster and Sr. Adele Marie Altenhofen

How about that turkey treat?

How about that turkey treat?

Valley Catholic Kindergarden class provide decorations for the Sisters on holidays!!!

Valley Catholic Kindergarden class provide decorations for the Sisters on holidays!!!

Yams with marshmallows!

Yams with marshmallows!

Sisters preparing for Thanksgiving Feast

Sisters preparing for Thanksgiving Feast

 

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