So last Thursday was Thanksgiving in the US and it was weird to have it be just a normal Thursday in Spain. However being Americans Tory, Allison and I decided we definitely wanted to celebrate by having our own Thanksgiving dinner in our apartment. We had to improvise on a lot of the typical Thanksgiving foods like pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. We spend almost all week working to find all the ingredients for our feast. We made our pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin which was quite the experience but actually turned out really well! We also found cranberry like sauce from Ikea of all places, hahaha thank goodness for the Swedes. We invited our friends Bethany from NC, Natalia from Canada, Jordan from Baltimore, Elena from Madrid, and Alberto from Burgos to come so we could show our international friends a traditional American holiday. When Thanksgiving day finally came, Tory and I spent all afternoon after school was over preparing the chickens (turkey is really expensive and hard to find) and stuffing for our feast. We had our dinner around 10 and it was so much fun! We had a mountain of food with 2 chickens, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato balls, 2 pecan pies, and 2 pumpkin pies! Needless to say we have a ton of leftovers. All 7 of us spent the evening talking, eating and enjoying each others company. It was a perfect way to spend Thanksgiving away from home! Although I missed my family a lot on Thanksgiving, I was reminded of how thankful I am to have them. And of course as promised, here are pictures!
Our family photo!
Another pic of everyone!
Our pumpkin pie made from an actual pumpkin. I am so proud that it actually turned out to be delish.
The food! And our friend Jordan haha.