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!