today, we celebrated our second thanksgiving in thailand. and i had a thanksgiving crisis. i’ve totally lost my family cook book. can’t find it anywhere. i’m sure it will turn up in the house shift. but it meant that i couldn’t make the banana pudding i was supposed to be making – the one that i always make. the same one that has been part of special meals since before i was born. i still took banana pudding, i found a recipe online. it was substandard. so very disappointing. i was also put in charge of sweet potatoes and broccoli salad. and for both i tried brand new recipes. the broccoli salad was okay – which is saying alot, because i don’t much care for broccoli salad. and the sweet potatoes. well, they’re now my new favorite sweet potatoes.
but even with out the banana pudding we still managed to share a lovely meal with friends.
due to space contraints there was no kids’ table. they were kicked out of the house. and yes, there was a kid shortage. one of ours went to the mall with friends. very unthanksgivingly like. two other kids were running around somewhere. hunting for swimsuits i believe, because they preferred the idea of a thanksgiving swim over thanksgiving dinner.
and s10 found the best seat in the yard. i was a little jealous.
this evening we have to do one of those just-doesn’t-feel-right things that happens occasionally here in thailand. we’ve got to get homework done and kids to bed, because tomorrow’s a school day.