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A Thanksgiving feast

November 28, 2010

The guest of honor 🙂

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.

Roasted Veggies

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!

Crab Dip

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2010 9:56 pm

    I am envious of your wonderful spread…we had Indian food in NYC for Thanksgiving. And while I love a good dosa it isn’t quite the same thing as what you enjoyed!!

    • November 28, 2010 10:52 pm

      Haha! Can’t deny enjoying a good dosa either. I’ll be in India in 2 weeks and I can’t stop fantasizing about all the amazing (and authentic) street food I’ll get to eat. Hope next thanksgiving is better for you Ameena!

  2. Rachel permalink
    December 29, 2010 5:17 am

    Looks yummy. chichken always tastes good. Hope it does’nt add more to my weight. Thanks for sharing

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