Last week was exhausting but great. We worked hard, setting up tables, creating centerpieces, translating food descriptions, and making enough food for a LOT of people.
Thursday turned out well. We got to dine with 42 of our friends. We introduced them to all of our families' traditional Thanksgiving foods. While some weren't that different, I have a feeling a few may have seemed odd. In particular, we saw interesting reactions from the sweet potato soufflé, cornbread dressing, heavenly hash (mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut, marshmallows, and sour cream - yeah, that does seem weird!), and green bean casserole.
But overall, a lot of food was consumed, and it seemed that everyone enjoyed themselves. Looking forward to next year... after we rest up!
|Zack preparing turkeys|
|Daniel was amazed at the amount of dressing|
|Cooking, cooking, and more cooking! We were thankful|
to have access to a large kitchen all week.
|Zack prepared homemade cranberry sauce.|
All I can say is - yum!
|Macaroni and cheese - the boys both|
|So much food!|
|My friend Hege prepared one of the turkeys -|
and her presentation put ours to shame!