Friday, November 26, 2010
Turkey and lettuce and strawberries
Well chickadees, the Peruvian Thanksgiving dinner was a success, you'll all be happy to know.
The bumps in the road were minor:
-underdone pumpkin bread still a big hit
-soupy mashed yellow potatoes not as important as mashed potatoes often seem to be
-spicy Peruvian sauce slyly added to the turkey much milder than originally thought
But the best part of the actual meal, I personally thought, was all the different reactions to the salad we threw together for the occasion: lettuce, basil, strawberries, dried cranberries, walnuts, pear and plum dressing, beauty and deliciousness.
The Peruvians not so much. One guy tried to explain to me that in Peru, they eat strawberries more in juices and desserts and such. And as one of Beth's host sister's said at the beginning. "Mmmm everything looks good. Except the lettuce with strawberries."
Ah well, they ate the pumpkin bread. How much can you really ask in one night?
Other highlights included:
Pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread.
Who would you like to thank? ("I'm thankful for..." idea doesn't translate well.)
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