I really feel like our Thanksgiving embodied everything good and gracious about our expat experience. It was a last minute decision to host a potluck meal. A friend of ours suggested it and I gladly accepted the hosting responsibilities. I don't need much arm twisting to host any event. If I get to bust out my collections of mix matched vintage silver, I'm in!
table was pretty and there were oysters and olives to munch on as a starter.
Honey glazed ham
Apple cider brined turkey breast
Spicy corn casserole
Cranberry apple stuffing
Kugel (a Jewish sweet noodle pudding)
Homemade crescent rolls with honey butter
Green salad with honey mustard vinaigrette
Roasted cauliflower and carrots
Green beans with caramelized onions and bacon
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream
The meal was absolutely fantastic and truly a special treat while we are here in Ethiopia. Things are hard to find (turkey and ham), special ingredients were used (butter and pecans) and extra special care was given to all the components of the meal. Accomplishing a Thanksgiving meal in Addis Ababa is a feat of greatness.