Thanksgiving Abroad

hands

hand turkeys!

This week we had our students do worksheets with the infamous turkey hand and a bit of writing: “I am thankful for …” (Estoy agradecido/-a por/para). We did the same at dinner last night, with a large group of auxiliares and friends here at the apartment. Some highlight include: Skype, Carrefour, Spain, pumpkin pie, the Chinos* and each other. We had Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, California, Texas, Massachusetts, and Spain represented at our little shindig and we had A LOT of delicious food. Turns out there is no Spanish equivalent for potluck .. they better figure it out!

On the menu: turkey (!), gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, corn, salad, green bean salad, bread, cheese, spinach & artichoke dip, sweet potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, pork loin, apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate-banana cake .. and 9 bottles of wine.

Thanks to our parents for sending so many crucial ingredients (hello, Stove Top stuffing and cranberry sauce) and fun decorations. Thanks to Loli from school who gave us a touch of Spain on this holiday with her homemade tortilla de patatas. Thanks to our neighbors for the two extra seats and the carving knife, and thanks to little old Antonio who opened my cranberry sauce can with a knife because we don’t have a can opener. Lots to be thankful for ❤

Enjoy the photos! http://picasaweb.google.com/Kelly.M.Holland/ThanksgivingInSpain

*I promise a post later about the Chinos. I’ve been brewing this one for awhile!

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