For two consecutive years now I haven’t been home for Thanksgiving. While it’s sad not to be with close friends and family, each year I have made new friends to be with; even when it’s in a country where it’s not celebrated. It’s not really what you eat that makes Thanksgiving special (even though it’s part of it), it’s who you spend it with. Luckily I have always been able to spend it with family and friends.
This years Thanksgiving took place in my apartment. In attendance were Jess and Cat (the two American girls also teaching in Tomelloso). Sadly they are leaving at the end of December. Two of Jess’s friends who were visiting from the US. Three of Jess’s and Cat’s friends from Tomelloso and three of my friends from Tomelloso. All in all we had 11 people, snugly fit into my apartment. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a turkey, so we instead cooked four pre-cooked chickens that actually tasted like turkey (or so we thought). We had a broccoli casserole, made by me, mashed potatoes that were prepared by Jess’s friends, a Spanish omelette, a salad and rolls. We also had a lot of wine and a lot of dessert. There was cheesecake brownies and this sugar bread thing. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Of course, I video chatted with my family while they were sitting down to dinner.