Friday, November 23, 2012

Expat Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving was a blur.  Tegan wasn't even a month old, we were exhausted and living minute-to-minute and ate take-out Thanksgiving dinner when she was asleep.  Two years ago we had a swanky hotel dinner while in Singapore.  This year?  We went traditional... with lots of Nepal-living adjustments and substitutions.  Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce hosted at our house with a small group of friends.

Our turkey, from the American club commissary, came Wednesday afternoon.  Frozen.  Operation thaw-turkey-quick commenced.  Despite load-shedding and worries that we'd run out of water the turkey was oven-ready Thursday just a tad late.  Before long we had a full house, a steady rotation of dishes in and out of the oven and a whole lot of laughing.  Did I mention none of our group had ever cooked a turkey, 1 is vegetarian, 2 had never even celebrated Thanksgiving before and our oven's temperature dial simply says "Off - 1 - 2 - 3"?  Yup.  Put that group around a turkey and try to figure out what to do with it.  However, Jeremiah with a Game of Thrones inspired recipe, took the lead and turned out an awesome bird.

Now to tackle the leftovers!


  1. oh my god, what was the Game of Thrones recipe? Did it involve betrayal and rage?

  2. Here's the link Matt -
    No rage and betrayal but plenty of honey.