Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 3 Days Later

After 6 years of not celebrating, I sat down to a Thanksgiving meal today, 3 days after the American holiday. Since I live in Italy and found myself working 10 hours at a fair on the actual festivity, the relaxed meal had to wait until Sunday, but it was worth it. We had our feast in the company of 4 Americans, a Venetian, a Paduan, a Roman and a Romanian. Wine and food abounded. There was turkey, cranberry sauce (homemade and can variety), sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, string beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie and tiramis├╣.

We stuffed ourselves into a small apartment and then proceeded to stuff our stomachs with the American traditions. We joked over the food and Italian wine. It was a great company of foreigners. Coffee and cognac finished off the meal. It was a very satisfactory experience.

Compliments to the chefs and good work on the part of those who found the difficult ingredients such as cranberries!

Baci a tutti! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

5 comments:

  1. OK OK WHERE did you find fresh cranberries to make the sauce?

    Happy belated Thanksgiving :)

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  2. Thanks! My friends found some at the market, believe it or not.

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  3. Ah the advantages of living in the North

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  4. Wow, amazing!! Who knows if I'll ever find any in Genoa? :)If I do I'll buy half a ton and freeze them!!

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  5. eloradaphne-you'll have to do that!
    Diana and "Guido"- yes, there are some advantages of being in the north.

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