Thanksgiving weekend was bittersweet. It was the first time I celebrated Thanksgiving without my family and also the first Thanksgiving that was celebrated in a country that does not recognize the holiday. As my Dad said 'The Pilgrims didn't land in Paris!' :) No football in the front yard, Black Friday shopping, movie theater matinees, and the Aggie vs. UT football game.
BUT we did celebrate French style on Friday evening. I made corn casserole (which was challenging without any creamed corn or Jiffy cornbread sold here) and jello salad- yum! (They also don't sell jello over here, but Sheri always stocks up when she visits the states, so we dipped into her stash.) Kristin prepared the meat, homemade stuffing, green bean casserole (without cream of mushroom soup, no less!), and pumpkin pie (from a real pumpkin- no canned pumpkin found here!) SO basically... with a lot of effort, substitutions, and experiments, we had an American style Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious!
The next morning, we woke up and decorated the dining hall for Christmas with a big tree, wreaths, and garland. Later that day, Logan and I started decorating our little place. It looks SO cute! I will share pictures with you once I finish :) What is it about Christmas and me not wanting any spare counter space or corner un-decorated? I think I have a problem ha!