On years we host Thanksgiving I’ve been know to do something a bit , shall we say, unconventional. This year we invited people who didn’t know each other (and couldn’t understand each other!) so I thought we DEFINITELY needed an “ice Breaker”.
Did you spot: Who cheated and looked? Who was allowed to look? Which were drawn by men and which by women? Which turkey got eaten?
The meal was a beige feast. The only thing that wasn’t brown, beige or shades of red was a token dish of green peas. (I had planned a salad but didn’t put it out since two healthy dishes was too overwhelming). turkey, my Brother’s nuclear sweet potatoes (more butter and brown sugar than potatoes), noodle kugle (with apples & almond), rolls, cranberry sauce (with orange zest & juice) stuffing and chicken tamales (hand-made by Mr Albertsons)!
Topped it off with more brown & beige – Flan and Banana, Coconut Cream Pie with a layer of chocolate on the crust made by Patricia, a most incredible baker. (Had the remaining slices as soon as everyone left)
A feast of unmentionable proportions of butter, carbohydrates and sugar.
And the fact that one person only understood Spanish, one person only understood English, two people were bilingual and the rest of us could barely communicate in either language made for a LIVELY night of mis-communication and lots of laughing at each other!