We are looking forward to celebrating with you for Thanksgiving at Solivita!
Mosaics for Thanksgiving!
Mosaics is hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner
In the Ballroom starting at 3 pm.
Was the first Thanksgiving actually in Florida?
According to the History Channel, it might have been!
In school, we learn about the 1621 feast between the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts and the Wampanoag tribe. They were celebrating their first successful corn harvest.
But, 56 years earlier on August 28th, Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Aviles landed on the coast of Florida and named the area St. Augustine. 8/28 is the day Catholic’s note as St. Augustine’s feast day. Members of the Timucua tribe had been there for 4000 years! They greeted Menéndez and his group of 800 Catholic colonists. Together, they celebrated what’s called “a mass of thanksgiving” and shared a communal meal. No turkey, stuffing, or pumpkin beer for these travelers. Historians think they probably ate a stew made from beans, garlic, cabbage and salted pork along with hard sea biscuits and red wine.
Thanksgiving Day To-Dos!
It’s a great day to take your families to Disney World, Universal or SeaWorld. They will all be hosting Thanksgiving dinners.
Want to have dinner at home? Skip the hours of prep!
Give Publix 72 hour’s notice and they’ll take care of everything! Publix
Simple Grilled Turkey Recipe
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day without heating up your kitchen!
- 12 pounds whole turkey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium-high heat.
- Rinse turkey and pat dry. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place. Return legs to tucked position. Brush turkey with oil. Season inside and out with Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.
- Place turkey, breast side up, on a metal grate inside a large roasting pan. Arrange pan on the prepared grill. Grill 2 to 3 hours, to an internal thigh temperature of 180 degrees F.
- Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.