Before I ramp up coverage of what it’s like to be living in Medellin in December, as the festivities for Christmas get under way, I want to briefly share how I celebrated my expat Thanksgiving in 2010.
Aside from comments on Twitter and Facebook earlier in the week, I wouldn’t have known it was Thanksgiving back in the USA.
I’m growing accustomed to the Colombian holiday schedule since that affects my daily life to a greater degree.
In spite of my passion for cooking, I don’t do it much here. On Thanksgiving morning, I heated up an arepa, and made a comment about it on Twitter. Pretty pathetic.
Appreciating his enthusiasm for the holiday, I headed over and played the part of sous chef in the kitchen.
Mike had written down a few recipes, and already bought all the supplies.
The menu included turkey breast with gravy, wild rice with mushrooms, cornbread, and my favorite, the cream of corn.
We washed it all down with an inexpensive bottle of red wine from Bordeaux.
If you’re reading Mike, thanks again for making my 2010 Thanksgiving one worth writing home about.