Thursday, December 25, 2008
A Madrid Thanksgiving-November 27th
I spent Thanksgiving in Spain, and the Alvars did a wonderful job of pulling together a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. This was Ana and Alfonso's second Thanksgiving, as they spent 2007 in the U.S.A. They managed to cook two turkeys, make mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and veggie/relish trays. Unfortunately Spaniards aren't familiar with "pie" so we had to make due with cakes from the local pasteleria. (bakery)
We had a great time, Doug & I decorated the table, the undergrads helped Brent cook, and we played football in the yard while waiting for the turkeys to brown.
At dinner we laughed, ate, and played games. The girls even got to wear their Thanksgiving dresses I brought them!! I was thankful to have accompanied Doug on his trip, and to spend the holiday with good friends, both old and new.