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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

We feel so very blessed this year, even though we are far away from family and friends. Our Thanksgiving was a working and school day, which was a new experience for us. There are no parades to watch on TV and no Turkey Bowl to play in. I cooked during the day and Laura helped me finish preparing the meal when she got home from school. Paul came home early from work and we had a feast!

Going shopping for our Thanksgiving was an experience. Laura, and I searched for the necessary dinner supplies, potatoes, yams, cranberries, pumpkin and a turkey, but we didn't have much luck. We didn't think we would be able to find much, because our little Suisse and French grocery stores don't usually have "American" food items.
Today, we pulled together a yummy meal fit for our first Suisse Thanksgiving! We had a full chicken, which stood in for our Turkey. :) Our side dishes were fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn bread, lingonberry sauce (which is like cranberries for Switzerland) and I made pumpkin pies for dessert. The meal was not quite like we have back home, but close to it. Next year we are going to find fresh yams. It will be our quest!

Paul carved our chicken, we ate until we were full and then called family back in the states to wish Happy Thanksgiving to those we love. Our night was finished off with homemade pumpkin pie and whipped cream. What a wonderful, yummy Thanksgiving day!

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