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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Actions of Thanks

Just like the Indians taught the pilgrims about growing corn and constructing giant Mr. Potatohead floats, we showed 10 European friends the greatness of Thanksgiving. We picked up a 8.6 kilo turkey from la Boqueria, then I struggled to find something to brine it in, then we struggled to squeeze it into our tiny oven, but eventually everything was perfect.

The turkey was delicious. The gravy was bonkers. We had stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, three pies, the works, really. The most heart-felt moment was not when we got everyone to go around the table and say what they were thankful for, or when I made my mother happy by making everyone make turkey hands, but when our French friend Pierre, looked at Sarah and sincerely said, "This is the first American food I've had that's not shit."

Also, thanks... I think, to Pierre for the nice sketch.