This year we had thanksgiving with some friends of mine from work. We went over to Richard and Roza's house. Richard is from South Africa and Roza is from Russia. Her papa was staying with them, and he only speaks Russian. They wanted to try a traditional Thanksgiving, so we got together to cook it. We were joined by Dave, another co-worker, and Sorin who was from Romania. Dave, Ryan and i were the only Americans there! Rose and i cooked all the food and it all turned out great. She cooked the turkey, a veggie stuffing, pumpkin pie from a real pumkin along with some sauteed veggies. I made the mashed potatoes, gravy, cornmeal rolls, tossed salad and a pumkin pecan cake. The cake was a new recipe and it was sooo good.
The dinner conversation was filled with questions about american consumersism, i.e. crazy black friday shopping, and stories of being raised in a communist society and now living in a democratic society and the pros and cons of both. Not the typical conversation, but very very interesting.
It was nice to be able to share a day of thanks with friends from all over the world. I enjoyed cooking with Roza even if it took us all day! No matter where you are from or how you were raised, there is always something to be thankful for. I am thankful that i still have some left over cake!