Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving

This weekend I got together some of my favorite friends to have a classic Thanksgiving dinner. But before it got too American, I had tea and crumpets for breakfast.....haha! A crumpet is a little like an english muffin. To make it a fully American weekend I made some cornbread and had it Mann style with syrup....yummy. I actually started cooking on friday night. I made the pumpkin pie (which is like the cherry on top of thanksgiving dinner). I had to go to a specialty shop earliler in the week to find the canned pumpkin.....cost me about 6 dollars for one can. Totally worth it.
Saturday morning, just to stick to another very American tradition I went and did a 10K run....which I think we subconsciously do so we don't feel bad about the millions of calories we consume. Certainly worked for me! Then the cooking began. Here is the result....turkey, stuffing, homemade "Aunt Karen" rolls, green beans, candied yams, corn on the cob, ambrosia, mashed potatoes and gravy....excellent!

Here is the group that came. Charlotte, Stewart, Lauren's nephew and neice, Lauren and Josh. Josh is from America and a great cook, so he helped me a lot with dinner and it turned out beautifully!

And here Charlotte and Lauren are displaying the best part. The pumpkin pie turned out really great. Everyone, including myself was really impressed. It was so fun to celebrate Thanksgiving and to be greatful for such wonderful friends!



3 comments:

Daren said...

Woah - Niiiice work Denis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yblw3MSviVQ

Maren Romney Leavitt said...

Pretty sure Stewart was in my mission in Poland... Tall British guy, right?

Cassie said...

oh how fun. great job letting your english folk live the american dream! turkey dinner...nothing like it!