Giving Thanks 2011


So 2 weeks back my foreign friends and I organized our 3rd anniversary Turkey Day festivities. So far, due to table space and the ever-important oven requirement, we’ve had it at either my house or Mary’s.

Since Mary and her man – Carlos moved up to Santander in the North of Spain on the coast of the Bay of Biscay we had decided to head up there this year for our delicious yearly extreme feeding. This way we’d be able to see her new place and get the hell out of Madrid for a day or two. It was totally worth it even when Inaki’s car broke down just about 10kms from Mary’s place. (Hahaha….it was like something that WOULD happen to me and my friends…sometimes I feel like I live in a movie.)

Mary ended up getting a 15 kilo (33 lbs) turkey since it was that or a really small one for our group of about 16 people. She had to get a saw to cut it in half and she had to cook it half and half since it didn’t all fit in the oven (Ha!).

Talk about crazy Thanksgiving experience….this definitely hit it right on the spot!

Thanksgiving Napkins (Photo by Alex Simoes)

We had all the trimmings…


Mashed Potatoes…and GRAVY!!!!

Green Bean Casserole

Stove Top Stuffing

Mary’s Homemade Mac-n-Cheese (Drooling as I think about it now!)

Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Potatoes….although I didn’t like the recipe I chose, gonna have to try another one for next year.

Roasted Autumn Veggies

And our international guests brought some typical Spanish dishes and also some Indian food…these came in handy later with our hangovers! 😉

And for dessert…..Polly’s Famous Chocolate Muffins and Brownies, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crumble and Tiramisu.

Sooooo basically, everything was DELICIOUS!!!!!

I thought I’d share some of my pictures and some of the pictures my friend Alex took (I really need to get a good camera….haha).

Enjoy the pics!

We all had a blast, as always! Hope you don’t drool too much looking at these pics! 🙂

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