I know I know, I’m over 2 weeks late with this one.
Anyway, I had mentioned before we had our friends come over for Thanksgiving and were also inviting our neighbors too. Well, zero neighbors showed up for lunch BUT we did have 20 people in our flat for dinner!
I seasoned the turkey (only my second turkey ever making!) and made mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and an apple pie. All homemade! I felt very Rachel Ray-y… you know, awesome in the kitchen.
Not a bad spread, eh?! We had turkey, ham, stuffing, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, salad, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, biscuits, cornbread, and finger rolls. And, that doesn’t include the desserts. There was pumpkin pie, apple pie, cupcakes, and scottish tray bakes! Seriously, we all ate like kings and queens.
I think the best part was our British friends who made traditional Thanksgiving dishes. It meant the world to me how they wanted to contribute to an authentic holiday.
Of course we went around saying what we were thankful for and community was the number one pick. None of use in the room were from Edinburgh which means we all understood each other’s craving to find our place here in this city and our community. It’s been so evident how important community is in life and God has provided that for us in ways I could never have imagined.
What were you most thankful for?