Thanksgiving wrap-up

Sunday, November 30, 2008

So, Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. I've been processing the leftovers and weening myself off of the tryptophan this weekend, and feel it's about time to share some pictures from the big day. The turkey went in around 2:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, and besides giving it a little butter basting every now and again, I kept it simple. I can't remember exactly what time it was ready, but it was ready on time! As the guests trickled in, the serving table started filling up quickly - sweet potatoes, mac 'n cheese, twice-baked potatoes, Trader Joe's stuffing, homemade dinner rolls, exotic salad, cheesecake, caramel apples, baguettes, champagne and enough wine to satisfy any Parisian - nothing was missing from our feast! And, it was seriously all delicious. I could not have imagined a better way to spend my first Thanksgiving in Paris. It was simply a perfect evening, and I'm thankful for the group of friends who made it so.

For a much more eloquent summary of our feast, you can hop over to read what Juliet and Tamara had to say.

It's done!

Gui's first Thanksgiving and he gets to carve the turkey!

Pot o' mashed potatoes.

The spread.

Showing our happy (albeit, blurry) faces.

The day after - my leftover plate. :)


The Big Finn said...

It all looks great. I'm glad everything worked out so well for you.

Susu said...


Your festivities look so cozy and just plain fun amongst friends! Cool! My colleague-friend hosted her Thanksgiving Buffet and it was a success as well.

I somehow found my way on your blog and I plan to come back - I'm also a foreigner in Paris. So your experiences can be of interest;)

La Mom said...

Leftovers are the best. From your pics it looks like you are not on the expat mommy track yet..enjoy Paris before you have kids Mademoiselle! If you want to know what it's like check me out.
PS- There's a huge Southern Mom Mafia in Paris.

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