Thanksgiving with a lovely family, so sweet :)
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November 27th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
We left the hotel around 9am and arrived to his aunt's house, where the family would be reunited, before 9:30. It was early, but the cooking has already started. His mom and one of his aunts were already working in the kitchen and his uncle was taking care of the living room and dining room. We went to play cards and games while the TG meal was getting ready. I was enjoying it, but wanted to go upstairs and help in the whole preparation, hehe. Not in the cooking itself, since the 3 sisters had everything under control, but an extra hand is always helpful.
I got some experience setting the table in a really nice way! Thanks to my teacher Mal! And while I was helping with small stuff in the kitchen, I was able to listen more about TG and the traditions involved in it. It felt so good being able to help and really being part of this important day for the family. This kind of things are priceless for me.
What can I say about the food? Well, besides there was a lot of food, it was so yummy!!! We had the turkey, of course, the stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, squash, succotash (a side with corn and beans), Cabbage salad, a cranberry sauce, olives, pickels, beans, croissants, rolls, etc. OMG! There was so much food!!! The table looked so beautiful... We were 13 happy people and I loved the fact they accepted me as one more of the family.
How could we say no to a slice of pie? There were 4 delicious pies in front of us, so yummy!!! The whole meal was absolutely delicious. And it was so nice to see how everyone worked together to make it happen. Now it was time for football, another tradition, after Macy's parade. We were taking the left overs away and re-organizing the kitchen, which looked as new after everything was cleaned ;)
The rest of the day we were just playing cards, watching the football, just chilling out and enjoying an relaxing day. Of course nobody was thinking about eating anything else, haha. It was so good that Eric taught me some cards games while we were in the farm, so I wasn't completely lost, haha.
We got a lot of brochures regarding the sales for the next day, the "Black Friday" I have been waiting for that day too, haha. All the women took a look at it and studied the info, haha. Well, it turned to be we wouldn't have to get up so early at the end, haha. We left the house around 11pm, with the brochures the stores we would visit the next morning.
Next day was just about shopping and chilling out with the family a quiet afternoon after being shopping the whole morning :P
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