Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving at the BC Corral

This was a first for us: we went "out" for Thanksgiving dinner. 

Our daughter was off to her boyfriend's relatives' dinner, so it was just the two of us old folks at home. 

All the prep and cooking that goes into a Thanksgiving dinner just didn't appeal to me.

So we went to.... (drum roll)... the Baker City Truck Corral!

Isn't that classic, with the lights out on a couple of letters?!

We've lived in Baker City for 9-1/2 years, but had never eaten at the truck stop. 

Inside, we were greeted by this sign:

And a little sign on the table gave us the details:

We knew we were going to have the turkey dinner, but we looked at the menu for future reference. Here's the menu cover:

The dinner itself was actually quite delicious.

We had our server snap a photo of the two of us, but even with the flash, it's still pretty dark.  Still, we have photo evidence that we were there!

They had advertised pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert, but they ran out of pumpkin. That left pecan pie - here's the remnants of Jerry's slice. Notice that it was served on an elegant black plastic plate!

I am thankful that the folks at the Truck Corral were willing to fix a nice Thanksgiving dinner, and I'm even more thankful that I didn't have to!


  1. Yum! No cook, no clean up. What could be better. Happy Thanksgiving...

  2. Amen, Adrienne! I think I'm happiest about the no clean up!

  3. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving Dinner. Since our family has scattered far and wide we have gone to having someone else cook. My wife, her mother and I go to our local Bistro Mason. They do a great job with the turkey dinner and if you don't want turkey they have a lot of other choices. Next time you are out west and near McMinnville give them a try. Closed on M and T.

    Sorry about Skippy. Its sad to see and old friend start to fade.


  4. With such a generous serving, you probably had leftovers too! ; )

    BTW: Pecan pie served on any type of plate (or no plate at all) sounds wonderful. Love it!

  5. Thanks for the tip and the sympathy, Bill! I thought of you when I was driving to Portland last week; not sure I came very close to McMinnville, though.


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