Friday, November 21, 2014

Wow, Ready, Set, Here We Go

Are we ready? Well we have turkeys and fixin's and volunteers. We have one sad lonely can of cranberries on the shelf.  I should have taken a picture of it, it's so lonely the gravy is trying to keep it company. More shopping to be done. Have I mentioned that I HATE shoppping. But in the interest of full disclosure I may treat myself to sushi after a grueling shopping trip In Reno.

Enough of that. Here are the current plans.  If you want to set up, prep cook, or drop off or pick up  ingredients come to the Event Center 8318 N. Lake Blvd. Between the hours of 9-3 Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. You will find us (oh I so hope it's us and not just me) slaving away in the kitchen. My phone gets absolutely NO reception at the event center so just show up or call 530-546-7249.

Wednesday is the set up and decorate day, kids welcome to help. If you plan on dropping by on Wednesday you might want to bring a snack to keep the troops happy.
Especially one that looks like this!
Happy Thanksgiving preparations to all!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

What Are you Thankful For?

I am thankful for so many things, how about you? Biggest thing; Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior and my best friend, without Him I am nothing. Big things like my family and friends. Fluffy things: my foster dogs, although Bizibela is not the least bit fluffy but she is adorable.
They are patiently waiting to see Santa Paws last year.
Or maybe they were waiting for their turkey leg.
Just like this guy.

So what are you thankful for?

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Food Preparation and more on Monday-Wednesday Nov 24, 25, 26
Decorating & Set Up Wednesday November 26, 12 pm
Clean-up and help get the leftovers to hungry people! Friday November 28 10am-2pm Time approximate

Thanksgiving Day Volunteer Opportunities  I could also use some people who will coordinate these areas and the volunteers.
We need help to make this event run smoothly. It is a volunteer driven event, last year we used over 1000 hours of volunteer time, not counting me!!!
Call, email or just show up.
  • Transportation:
  • Kids Room handlers: Oversee and engage kids in activities
  • Kitchen Help: Cook, clean, pots, pans, dishes
  • run food from kitchen to the food line and back

  • coffee servers
  • table busers
  • food servers
  • greeters
  • Hosts & Hostesses
  • Security
  • Doggie Zone: handlers Oversee and engage the doggie guests
  • Clean Up: Stay All Day or Come later help clean up and Pack

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The I Hate To Shop Please Considering Doing it For Me List #1

The title pretty much says it all.
  • Potatoes: Idaho or yellow
  • Yams/sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Chopped celery/onions (about 10 pounds each)
  • Zucchini green and yellow
  • Broccoli
  • Red, yellow green peppers (just a few pounds needed)
  • Carrots
  • Salad greens (American Blend is fine)(need only about 6 pounds total)
  • Pearl or boiler onions (small bag)
  • Cranberries (fresh or canned)
  • apples (anything but red delicious works well)

Generally speaking these things come in cases of between 20 & 50 pounds. Since we do not want to be a burden to our donor’s, one of anything is plenty. If they want to do more that’s ok too. Remember to arrange a follow-up date (to remind them to order goods) and a pick up date. Fresh needs to be at the Event Center on Monday Morning November 24 by 10 ish. Any unused perishable uncooked food goes to Project MANA for the next distribution.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lost for Words

Saw a great movie last night called "Words and Pictures" Clive Owen & Juliet Binoche. Well worth the $1.50 I paid for it and more. You should check it out.  Makes me want to go out and get a giant mop brush and paint like crazy.

On another note. I really need someone with more words than I have to work on the blog and Facebook page. So if you are a social media maven give me a shout.

 Updates! Oh my, oh my, oh it REALLY gonna really snow really lots on Friday the 31st? Spooky news.

Looking for a good cause to support and great chocolate & wine offerings try  Chocolate Wine and Roses for Tahoe Safe Alliance on Nov 8th see more here:

Or if you want great food and can't wait until Thanksgiving come to Passport to Dining at the North Tahoe Event Center on November 13th

We are working hard to cook up a great Thanksgiving Day event for the community. Show your support and come eat!! The more you eat the less we have to clean up!.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Race Towards the 4th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Is About to Begin

Isn't this too cute? The kids from the first Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving created these pine cone turkey centerpieces.  This year kids from the local SOS program will be doing the decorating. I am having trouble believing this will be our 4th annual event.  It takes so much work but is so much fun for everyone. Last year I figured we used over 1000 volunteer hours, not counting the time I put in but for those 1000 hours we fed more than 600 people. 

Does anyone want to make this great plate for our decorating day on Wed Nov 26?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hullo, I realize I am not doing well as a blogger this year but blogging, Facebook and community dinner for several hundred people leaves me speechless. If you know me you know this is a joke, I am never speechless! Please join us at 8318 N. Lake Blvd in Kings Beach California 96143 between 2 pm to 6:30 pm.  If you want to volunteer, come and volunteer. We have lots of work, lots of fun and lots of food.  We would love to see you there.  Phone calls are not likely to be returned for the next few days.  If you don't know what to bring just bring a friend.  We will have a Dog Zone! Outdoors for our furry buddies.