Monday, November 30, 2009

A Madrid Thanksgiving

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.


  1. That sounds like an awesome Spanish Thanksgiving! It's totally weird being abroad during holidays; I bet Thanksgiving is the strangest though. Too bad you couldn't get a turkey, but those pies look and sound D-lish!

    In ultimate news, A team won ClassicCityClassic this weekend in Chattanooga, TN! It SNOWED on Saturday morning and it was 27 degrees outside! It was absoutely insane, but ended up being tons of fun. We even played a point of all B-teamers from last year and SCORED against Florida :) It was totally baller and Savannah high-fived me so hard I thought my hand skin had ripped off. Anywho, we miss you!! I hope you are having a generally baller time in Madrid!

  2. OMG the news about CCC is AWESOME!!! you guys are such ballers, playing in the snow. In my ultimate news, about a month ago I was asked too move up to the Coed "A team" that practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays (instead of Wednesdays) which was super exciting! It has definitely been more challenging but I think I'm improving much more! We don't really play in tournaments until the spring time but this weekend there is a hat tournament organized by one of the guys on the team that I am playing in. I'm super excited to play in a tournament in Spain and see what its like. No worries I will definitely post about it and hopefully include pics! Thanks for all your comments I love them!! And I miss you (and Pleiades) like WHOA!