Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving in Australia Part Two

So many blog posts to catch up on...the rest of our Northern Territory trip, our time at the country races and in the Grampians last weekend, our friend Jon's visit from September, etc.

In the meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving! You may remember our Thanksgiving celebration last year. This year, we celebrated at Adam and Emily's place again; I think there were 22 people there in total! We weren't all American; there were some Australians and Brits there as well. It was fun to watch the non-Americans try the various traditional dishes and share in the holiday with them. We even watched part of last week's Denver Broncos game after dinner (because watching football is part of the Thanksgiving tradition!). I was so busy eating and having fun that I only managed to snap a few poor-quality phone pictures throughout the night. This picture is part of the feast after we had all had our first helping.
I made pumpkin pie to contribute to the dessert portion of the meal. As canned pumpkin is a bit tricky to obtain (and costs a ridiculous amount when you do find it), I made the pie totally from scratch...roasted the pumpkin, pureed it, added the spices, made the crust, etc. It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself (and I do). The best part is that I made a big enough batch that I had enough left over to make another pie that Zack and I can enjoy all weekend long.

It's hard to be so far away from family for the holidays, but we're very thankful to have great friends we can celebrate with and delicious American-style food to enjoy!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Wish you were here!

  2. Did you make the whip cream as well?