Thursday, November 25, 2010

This way to Thanksgiving

Today was a regular work day and it was 80-something degrees outside so it didn't quite feel like Thanksgiving.

But it sure tasted like Thanksgiving! We got together with a bunch of American friends and everyone brought their best and favorite Thanksgiving dishes (you better believe I brought stuffing). So all the food was fabulously delicious.

Halfway through the evening, we noticed that Magdalena was not wearing panties. Classy.

Miriam made a traditional (? - it was traditional when I was in elementary school) Thanksgiving hat at KG2 with the hand-trace cutouts and feathers, etc. I'm glad someone is on the ball because I haven't even begun to think about where I can even buy construction paper here. (Though we do have glue.) (But actually we brought that with us from the US.)

The pumpkin dessert I made was, in my opinion, very tasty. However, I messed up the top layer so it didn't look so good. But this turned out to be a stroke of unintentional genius because since it looked so funky, hardly anybody ate it. Which means there's more left over for me to enjoy for the next few days. Note to self: employ this tactic more often at future potlucks.

How was your Thanksgiving?

9 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! So glad you had a joyous family gathering so far from home.

Katie said...

Yay! I'm so glad that you found the pumpkin and that your dessert and your Thanksgiving turned out well.

Mine is going great. Great company and I'm just counting down the minutes until someone says "it's time for dessert!" Maybe I'll be that person, right now.

JuliaKoponick said...

I took the kids up to play in the snow up on Mt Hood this morning. We had our turkey dinner last night with the kids, since they are with their dad this afternoon. We will have a second turkey dinner with family in a few hours.

Melody said...

We just finished eating our Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious! But not as planned. Our family was going to come down, but chickened out because of snow. So I ended up making everything myself.

I'm curious about your stuffing recipe. The one that I made was out of a cookbook, but sounds similar to what you described, although it doesn't look the same. I also ruined it by putting it in the turkey. :)

Susanne said...

I love Miriam's outfit! Cute skirt and awesome boots. :) I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was pleasant enough. :)

Becky said...

Glad you could have a sort-of-American thanksgiving! The story about the missing panties made me laugh. With kids, there are always those interesting surprises . . .

Suzanne Bubnash said...

We had your cousin Ken & family here for TG & the Blairs were here also--14 people total. Lots of food, lots of leftovers. Grandma's stuffing recipe lives on!

Liz Johnson said...

I unintentionally employ that tactic at potlucks all of the time. "Presentation" is not one of my strengths.

Kristen said...

Love the new potluck tactic. Note to self: Eat Bridget's horrid-looking potluck dish because she is only trying to hide its deliciousness.

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