Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tonight was a welcome break

from Taco Tuesday.

I just don't know if I can do Mexican fast food once a week much longer without tearing some hair out. And I don't have that much hair to spare.

Which was why I jumped right into "instigating" everyone to go to the free H.E.B. "Feast for Sharing Holiday Dinner" when I found out it was on a Tuesday. Well, not really, but that it fell on a Tuesday was pretty nifty, for my purposes.



H.E.B. is a grocery chain in Texas, which has since expanded to Mexico. The first annual "Feast for Sharing" dinner in Abilene was held last year, ( which we also went to ), even though it had been serving free holiday dinners annually in various cities in Texas since 1989. It was initially started to target the needy and has since turned into a huge community event, with live music, exhibition stalls by community service organizations, and a children's area with activities and visiting with Santa.



Last year in Abilene, 5250 people were fed and tonight's projection is 7500. From what we could see, they certainly did not underestimate the number of people who would attend.



Good food, good family and community time, happy memories and thoughts of Thanksgiving on how blessed we truly are.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wished we had HEB up here, I always liked the stores we stopped at traveling down south.

That food looks good! Glad you didn't have to pull any hair out while eating Tacos!

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Did people wonder why you were taking pictures of your food? :)

Ams said...

Oh wow. That pie looks so yummy!

Monica said...

I havent eatern taco bell in a while and now i cant, i am on LI where The e coli outbreak is!!!!

wow i wish we had H.E.B. here too!!

Anonymous said...

You have this nasty habbit of making me hungry.

Oh, how was the snow?

dobbs said...

Taco Tuesday sounds way better to me than McDonald's Saturday - my son's favourite food ;)

teddY said...

Although I've never been to the US before I've heard of Taco Bell (I can't remember why I heard of it)...

It is surely nice to see everyone contributing back to the society, having time together and etc!

Joseph A. di Paolantonio said...

Looks like a very wonderful way to give thanks, and something back.