I love this time of year! Generally by November, we have a little break in our Southern California heat waves, just in time to turn on the ovens and enjoy some good comfort food. Turkey with cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes (yams), ham, apple salad, pumpkin and pecan pies are wonderful traditional foods we have at our Thanksgiving celebrations. Generally, I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to have my favorites, so I will “jump the gun” and cook a turkey before the actual holiday. At San Clemente Villas, Salvador, our Director of Food Service Director extraordinaire, is planning a special Thanksgiving meal as well at the lunch hour. He and the Dining Room Staff do a terrific job of preparing those traditional dishes we like and his staff serves them with love! Please tell your family and friends to make their reservations early if they are planning on having their Thanksgiving meal here.
I also want to remind residents Salvador has a “Food for Thought” meeting on the 3rdWednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the library. Last month there was a record turnout and it gives you, as a resident, one-on-one time to express your wishes to Salvador. I hear he is planning a tour of his kitchen in the near future!
Let’s all think of something we are thankful for this year. For me, it is the fact I have a very large extended family and we all care about each other! We are fortunate to live in the U.S.A., in Southern California, and in particular to live or work at San ClementeVillas by the Sea!Blessings to All!