I had mentioned sometime earlier that I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year. Well, it turned out I didn’t. But I did get to talk to all of them and it felt so nice. One thing that that phone call made me realize… was that now I am an adult. Around the Holidays my family calls me when I can’t be home. I feel like the missing aunt. It’s nice to have such a lovable family around me and it’s nice to be in France too. It’s just a hard relationship to maintain both ways. I’m sure there are tons of people that have felt this feeling of being tugged between two places… yet, I feel tugged between three. Mexico, USA, and France. [Quite a combo]
Anyway, I still did celebrate Thanksgiving, yet in a different way. I did most of the cooking but couldn’t have done it with out the help from my international friends. I decided to have a mini Thanksgiving shindig and try to cook all my favorite meals for them. Some of them a bit harder than others but overall a great success [even though I did have chicken instead of turkey.]
Creamy Mashed Potatoes [which were gone!]
Green Bean Casserole
Butternut Squash [best success]
Rosemary Garlic Chicken
And for dessert:
Thanks A, for the beautiful Apron with a matching oven mitten! ;)
Aww, V was sick so A made her some tea!
My Excellent Helper Y
Shout out to H on his Bday today! [He thinks he cooked the cake—haha]
I <3 my international family!