Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving in Europe
Well, my friend Karel and I were lucky enough to be invited to Thanksgiving dinner by an American girl whose parents are Czech and is living here in Prague for a year to improve her Czech. I was in charge of vegetables and my friend Karel, dessert, so before dinner we did some shopping at the local market. Our shopping list included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, Czech beer, mineral water, and fresh raspberry cake for dessert.

The event was quite an international dinner since the guests included a man from San Francisco, a girl from New York, me from Ohio, a man from the UK, a girl from Ireland, my Czech friend, the host who is from Pennsylvania, her father who is Czech but living in Hungary and his wife’s son and daughter from Slovakia. We had a cozy time, enjoying the light conversation and warm food. We had all the staples such as stuffing (brought from the UK), turkey, cornbread, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Afterwards, coffee and cake was accompanied with a little Expat-style humor of translating a Russian-English phrasebook.
Pictured, Karel and Susy's step-brother take their shot at breaking the wishbone after enjoying their first Thanksgiving.


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