Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving thanks

We spent the day preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Bernie cooked the turkey, which she had marinated in the fridge overnight. Then she made candied yams.

In the afternoon, our friend TJ made a run to the store with Kristin, and they surprised us by bringing home some green plantains. We had tried for two days to find plantains for dinner tonight but couldn’t find them anywhere. We were very happy they were able to find the plantains. To celebrate we made a toast with mojitos that Bernie made for everyone.

To complete the dinner Mar made arroz con gandules, mofongo stuffing, and flan de queso for dessert. We had two bottles of wine with dinner, one white and one red. After dinner, we played games until it was time for bed.

We truly enjoyed our bicultural Thanksgiving dinner with our new friends and ate so much, we felt like a stuffed turkey!

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