A Thanksgiving feast
This was my second Thanksgiving after I moved to the US and I must say it keeps getting better and better. Last year, the experience of Thanksgiving was a completely new one to me and learning about its traditions was such an amazing experience. As I’ve said before, my friends are big foodies and so this year as well, we planned a really big spread. The Food Network was a huge help and most of us borrowed recipes from their website. This is what everyone made together:
Clockwise from the Turkey – Bread, green beans, roasted veggies, stuffing, roasted potatoes, spinach and strawberry salad (I made) and mashed potatoes. Gravy and salad dressing are in the middle.
In all the excitement of cooking, chatting with friends and preventing kids from running in the kitchen, I was unable to take individual pictures of each dish. I did manage to get a decent shot of the one above. This simple dish of roasted butternut squash and potatoes made by one of my friends was so easy to make and tasted so so good!
Another friend made this delicious appetizer that people munched on while the turkey was getting cooked.
Apart from the salad, I also made deviled eggs for the first time ever. Here’s a shot of me halfway through filling in the egg halves.
Needless to say, all the food was lip-smacking good. Even after 2 years of living here, special holidays such as Thanksgiving make me homesick and remind me sorely of my family. I am so fortunate and thankful of the fact that my friends here are like my family away from home and every time I get together with them, it feels like I’m home again 🙂
All pictures taken by my friend and host of the party.
How was your thanksgiving? Share a link to your blog post or picture set in the comments below. I’d love to know what everyone else made.