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!


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

    Happy belated Thanksgiving :)

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

  3. Ah the advantages of living in the North

  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!!

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