Tuesday, December 3, 2019

An Expat Thanksgiving and a Linky

We try to do something special every Thanksgiving, but since it's not a holiday celebrated in South Africa, we often have to compromise. We invited our neighbor and she said it was her first Thanksgiving. Our son couldn't make it, becaus he was working. Also, this year we were having a heat wave and so we decided to eat only cold food. That meant that we roasted the turkey the night before. Also, my husband said there was only one brand of turkey at the grocery store, so next year we'll try a different grocery chain store to see if they offer a better option.

The decorations were all brought over by my mom two Christmases ago when she and my stepdad were visitng from the States. My husband is the South African side of our family and he's a real star! When I got home from last minute grocery shopping early Wednesday evening with the girls, the turkey was already in the oven. Amanda made the cupcakes all by herself from scratch and they were yummy! We made a whipping cream icing (frosting) by adding icing sugar (powdered sugar) and a bit of vanilla essence and yellow food coloring.

Jessica, Amanda, Samantha, and me


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