Thanksgiving UAE style

It is always hard to be away from family during the holidays – especially in a different country. After spending the morning working and the afternoon foolishly wishing that the inevitable wasn’t inevitable,  Kassandra and I got to enjoy the evening at Christine’s house. Thanks to my UAE expat friends, we had a lovely Thanksgiving evening.

Here is Christine and her husband Rick slaving away cooking fabulous food. Remember what it was like the first time you cooked a big meal for a group of friends? Christine commented that it felt like cooking her first year out of university when she didn’t have any of the supplies that were needed. Pan for cooking turkey? Needed. Enough serving dishes? Needed. The right spices for pumpkin pie? Needed. 

Somehow despite all of that, they were able to pull together an amazing Thanksgiving Day meal. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten as much on Thanksgiving as I did this year. There was turkey, mashed potatoes, potato salad, green beans, stuffing, sweet potato souffle,  brussels sprouts, bread, gravy, pumpkin pie, pineapple upside down cake, and freshly made whip cream  And it is quite possible I am forgetting some of the other treasures that made too!

So even though I didn’t get to have my family with me or play board games, it was a great evening spent with great company. Thank you Christine and Rick!!

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4 Responses to Thanksgiving UAE style

  1. Daniel says:

    Glad u guys had good day! :))

  2. Christine says:

    What a great time! Thanks so much for coming over!

  3. Cindy Canton says:

    Many Thanks to Rick and Christine for feeding Tori and Kass a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Knowing they would spend the day with friends helped soften the blow of not having my girls home for the holiday.

    • Christine says:

      We are so glad to have made such great new friends! It’s hard to be away from family on a holiday, so we were so happy we could celebrate together – with no major cooking disasters to boot! And any time I get to see Kassandra is a good time – she is amazing!

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