Thursday, November 25, 2010

Truckin' Turkey

My Unique Thanksgiving has ended, and it was pretty great!

Here's the story. The other night at a party some of us were talking about what we were doing on Thanksgiving, and then the conversation turned to a truck stop just off the Admiral alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa which serves "pretty good" food. The plot was hatched! A truck stop Thanksgiving! What could be more Route 66 than that?!
So today Ron M., Jim, Margaret, Joe, and I proceeded to the Route 66 Diner at the truck stop for a full Thanksgiving dinner -- turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, home made roll, and pumpkin pie -- for a grand total of $7.99 per person! The food was marginal at best, but our expectations were pretty low, so it didn't really matter. I didn't have to cook, for a change! I provided appropriate tabletop decorations and, of course, my camera. We were the only people there -- except for the Blues Brothers and Elvis, of course. Eventually, as we were leaving, a few others came in, but for the most part we had the place all to ourselves.

I recommend Truck Stop Thanksgiving, if you're willing to temporarily suspend your gourmet tendencies and settle for fake mashed potatoes, "pressed" turkey, and canned green beans. After all, it's the thankfulness for our ability to eat among friends in a beautiful country that really counts on Thanksgiving, isn't it? And in case you're wondering what became of the turkey I picked up from David yesterday, I plan to have a "real" Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.

P.S. The truck stop diner is clean and the decor is cute Route 66, '50s stuff. The waitress was great. And the menu brags "the largest chicken fried steaks in Oklahoma". What's not to like?


Beth said...

Looks like it was a great time! Glad you enjoyed your time with friends!

Ken Riches said...

Glad you spent the holiday with friends on the road you love.

Trevor Hilton said...

A Blessed Thanksgiving to you, Laurel.

Richard C. Moeur said...

Glad you all had a happy Thanksgiving.

I wonder if that's the same truck stop we visited right after seeing you last October? ( Duncan liked that place. :)

M.M. Gornell said...

What fun! First time I've visited your blog (followed the Route 66 listserve link) and I like it. Subscribed. Glad you had a good and adventurous Thanksgiving!