Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Island Thanksgiving!

I think it's really funny whenever my friends or family back home say things like, "Oh, you poor thing! You don't get to celebrate American holidays down there!"

If they only knew...

Because we're so far from home, Ross students actually tend to overdo the American holidays. We have 3 or more potlucks for every holiday with everyone making some favorite traditional dish from back home. We do it up big time, people! This past Sunday my nearest and dearest down here threw together our own potluck. Everything that makes a traditional Turkey Day dinner was present and accounted for: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread... It was awesome. And I got to spend it with people who have come to mean a great deal to me in a very short time.



From left to right: Vanessa, Justin, Sako, Mia and Tricia. Not pictured: Laura, Jessica and Angie, who showed up a little later.

Tricia's mom sent us a care package of Thanksgiving-themed plates, napkins and tablecloths to set the mood.

Angie also made this delicious, traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving dessert called tembleque, a coconut custard with cinnamon and cloves. It was amazing!

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