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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well...... I did it! I made an entire Thanksgiving dinner, minus a few very important dishes, for 15 people. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn't such a big deal here, obviously, because I made everything, had it all ready and out of the oven at the same time and went to bring it out and no one was here. Hahah, we put it all back in the oven and warmed it until our guests arrived. Let me assure you, they were late, I was not early. However, it all turned out PERFECT! I made a whole turkey filled with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple and thyme roasted sweet potatoes, rolls (ok, I didn't make those), a green salad, and chocolate cake for dessert! We had a fun night and the only difference here is that the Australians would rather drink instead of eat. Hahaha, needless to say we have a quite a few leftovers but it will make for the best turkey sandwiches.The biggest "Chicken" they had ever seen. This was the initial response of all the Aussies and Kiwis.
It was great to skype with my family. I got to say hello to my grandparents, aunt and uncle, cousins, one of my three sisters, niece, and my sister's in-laws and sister-in-law! It was really nice to say hi and tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving all the way from Australia. Now it is off to work. Brett left early this morning for the boat and we both work a double. Bummer we don't get to watch football or relax but hey, we got to celebrate Thanksgiving our way and now it is on to Christmas!

We miss everyone and love you guys! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Dick and Bo said...

Hey Brett and K8,
Congrats on your first Thanksgiving dinner. What a chicken! :-) Kate, your meal looked and sounded amazing. That was so nice of you to treat your Aussie friends to an American tradition. What a memorable first Thanksgiving together. Love you guys!
Mom and Dad T