Since neither ScooterChick nor I felt that the hours of cooking were required,
de rigeur or recommended we opted for Golden Corral. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, imagine every possible type of food, salad and dessert then imagine it priced at $12.99 per person and there you are!
They started serving Thanksgiving dinner at 10:45 a.m. and we arrived at about around 12:30 and joined the lineup. It took us almost exactly 1/2 hr. to get seated.
Here are your genial correspondents. We had skipped breakfast in preparation for the event, and had every intention of eating until critical mass was achieved.
I will show you my selections. I forwent the salad bar which I usually start with. Tis the season to High Grade. This is round 1 and it's a good un. Going in a clockwise fashion we have Turkey ( a little light a little dark meat) Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, Onion Rings, Green Bean Casserole (with the Requisite Fried Onion Bits), Fried Mushrooms, Cheesy Biscuit and it's topped with a healthy scoop of Moist Turkey Dressing.
It took a lot of work and a considerable amount of time to dispatch the first plate and I had to give serious consideration to what I wanted for Round 2.
I settled on Mac&Cheese, a couple more Onion Rings, Seafood Salad, Baked Honey Ham, and Whipped Potato with Gravy.
I must admit, by the time I chowed my way to the bottom of this plate, my girth was already starting to experience some strain. But wait, there's more.
In round 3 I went to the dessert section. I loaded a plate, with the full intention of sharing with ScooterChick. Alas she, after a couple bites was unable to assist so I had to finish by myself. I sampled their pie: Blueberry, Pumpkin and Pecan and had a sliver of Carrot Cake and most of a Chocolate Tart.
By the time I finished this gustatory repast, I was full enough to have to take shallow breaths. Seriously....I kid you not!!!
By the time we "waddled" out of Golden Corral it was about 2:30. I ate nothing until about 10:30 this morning. I just couldn't!!!
I'm glad this is a only a once a year deal. Seriously I would not be able to handle it more frequently. My expanding girth....my encroaching rotundity.