A big belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family in the US that celebrate this wonderful holiday! We got to celebrate the feast twice this year which makes me so happy since Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American holidays. I LOVE it because all of my favorite foods are served, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie to name a few traditional dishes!
Here is a picture from our office celebration...the pink and white bit at the bottom right is my daughter's foot that somehow snuck into the photo ;)
For the actual Thanksgiving dinner yesterday we spent it with some good friends. My husband and I attempted to make our first ever Cheesecake and it turned out great! I also made some other dishes that turned out well too. This year was special too because for once I wasn't sad to celebrate the holiday overseas. Normally this is hard because to me the whole point of Thanksgiving is to gather together with your family which is usually not possible when we are living outside of America. Maybe it was seeing the traditions anew through my daughter that helped me keep a happy heart this year, but I am really looking forward to next year when she can try more of the special holiday foods!
Also I want to wish a happy Black Friday to all of you American Shoppers out there! I only went out on Black Friday once in my life back in 2008 but I got some great deals so good luck everyone! I can't wait for Cyber Monday which I can participate in, but I'm not sure what I will buy. This year I had started to shop a bit early for Christmas but we will see if something tempts me this coming Monday...