Proud to be an American.
24.11.2011 - 24.11.2011
Thanksgiving was amazing!! I was soo impressed! I am so excited about how it all turned out. It definitely exceeded my expectations of Thanksgiving in Spain. So, Camille and I had been talking about doing our own Thanksgiving but towards the last minute we decided to join in with the other Americans in our circle of friends. I am so happy we did! Camille and I were in charge of desserts. We made a whole day of it. We went to the “Taste of America” store and bought all the necessities. We made a pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, an apple pie, and chocolate cake. While cooking, we enjoyed a box of some good ol’ American mac n’ cheese and we had the Macy’s Day Parade playing in the background. It was perfect.
Everyone turned out delicious. I was especially proud of the apple pie. I had never made one before and it turned out awesome. Also, for the chocolate cake, I made a turkey design with the icing. It was really cute!
When we arrived to the Americans’ apartment, I was very impressed to see appetizers laid out on the table. This was legit! And, football was streaming live on the computer…a perfect way to set the Thanksgiving ambiance!
All of us were American except for our two German friends (Florian and Matthias) who wanted to get the American experience! Funny story…so, one of the Americans gave a small list of things to pick up from the grocery store to Matthias. One of the things was cranberry sauce. Matthias came back with cranberry juice! It was really cute! Obviously he didn’t know what the real deal was and just got that. No one told him.
Dinner was outstanding. Kevin cooked and sliced the turkey. You could tell he was proud! We had everything! And, there was so much! I cannot describe how happy I was about this night! Everyone actually took it very seriously, which was something I was worried about since we had such a good group. But, it couldn’t have been more perfect. All of the food was incredible! Florian and Matthias were impressed too.
GOD BLESS THE USA!