Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving in South Asia

We hope all of you are enjoying Thanksgiving, wherever you are this year.

We were conflicted about how much to share about our Thanksgiving here in South Asia, because we want all of you to know that we actually have friends and family to spend our time with during this holiday, but we also didn't want you to see how good we have it and think we were living too cushy a lifestyle!

So, just think of having to cook your entire Thanksgiving dinner in an "oven" this size.

And there were no turkeys to be found in our town, so we had to cook two of the hormone-free chickens found here (i.e., small chickens).

But man, we had some good food: Stove Top Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and French's Fried Onions for the Green Bean Casserole (all three imported through visitors from the USA in the past year) topped off the homemade rolls, mashed potatoes, pecan and pumpkin pies, sweet-potato casserole, and smoked pork loin (or some piece of a pig--pretty unidentifiable by shape).

Watching these cute kids play and eating all that food made our families feel holiday-like in a town of 1.5 million people where maybe 20 Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving.

And although there was no American football, we did get in a game of basketball and eat enough to fulfill another American Thanksgiving tradition...

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