Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

As with Bulgarian tradition, we celebrate The day of the christian family a week earlier, but since Thanksgiving is an oficial holiday and my husband is not working, we celebrate it on Thanksgiving.
I like the idea of this holiday, to give thanks about things that happend and some that don't.
I am thankful about a lot of things, but the most important one is that we are healthy, we are together ( I still can't forget all these years of waiting...) and we are happy!
I am tankful that even the kids keep me busy I have the time ( mostly because of my husband) to do things I love, to imagine, to create, to feel me.
I am tankful for the bread on our table and as we Bulgarians say, "Pray to have as much[as today], when you have nothing"!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
I'm posting the pictures from our Thanksgiving dinner, I'll probably post the recipes in the next couple of days.
This is my first ever strawberry pie. Until now, we didn't like as much pies. I mean we ate them, but didn't enjoy them, so I didn't bother to bake. My son was talking me into baking a strawberry pie for quite some time and I thought Thanksgiving is a good occasion.
Strawberry pie
Here it is after it was baked. I still can't believe it tasted amazingly delicious!!! The crust was just right, the consistency of the filling was just right, not runny at all as many people complain their pies turn out. I've made it with filling as well as with fresh strawberries. I'll be posting this recipe for sure!

Strawberry pie
And here is a piece of course:
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We also had Thanksgiving bread:
Thanksgiving bread
And our tomato-mozzarella salad:
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And some saute green beans, as well as some mashed potatoes:
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And our pear-jam glazed turkey ( it was delicious, but I prefer the look of the one I've made last year).
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And last but not least, the cranberry-pomegranate freshly brewed drink, that we like to mix with fresh tangerines and lemons, as well with some red wine:
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I just love that last one, of course the kids get only the juice :-)
Have a nice weekend!

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