Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thanksgiving November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving, in Korea, is not celebrated when, or as, it is celebrated in America. So, I mailed Elder Rice two Hormel Compleats dinners turkey and dressing meals, some instant mashed potatoes, a gravy mix, cranberry sauce, olives, and a "pumpkin pie kit" of graham crackers, pumpkin butter, and shelf stable whipped cream.

Korean Mashed Potatoes: eaten with chop sticks with Kimchii added. 

His makeshift pumpkin pie. I guess it worked. 
  We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year. We cooked pizza the night before and then roasted the turkeys. It was good, though kinda sad, because this year, half of my kids weren't able to share it with us: Allison in Vegas, Morgan in Odessa, and Elder Nathan in Jeonju.

Some of the Korean melon...a bit of Elder Rice with our dinner.

We had roasted turkey, Ethan fried and smoked two turkeys (the smoked one was my favorite), Nano made her stuffing and the mashed potatoes, I made gravy, Cam brought her awesome mac and cheese, Liz brought some delicious green beans, plus we had my cranberry salad, Dorrie's sweet potatoes, olives, cranberry sauce....and rolls. 

Our dessert table. Since Elder Rice was away, we had a Costco pumpkin pie. Amber and Doran made yummy pumpkin cheesecake desserts, and Dorrie made her pumpkin chocolate chip cake. 

This squirrel nutcracker certainly gets around. I had made turkey favors, with  Fall candy for tummies. That darned squirrel climbed off the fridge and snatched one!

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