Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Australian-Fusion Thanksgiving!

Yesterday, I celebrated Thanksgiving in Australia for the second time. But really this time felt like the first because it had so many more friends and family present.

We had about 10 people on the patio for dinner and it was wonderful. We ate nibblies of wasabi peas, olives, cheese and crackers, brought by Kahlee and Jess. For dinner we had stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegan green bean casserole, jellied cranberry sauce (not beet root haha!)-sent from America by my Mom :)- wombok salad, made by the lovely Kahlee, and everyone else ate Turkey. For dessert we had apple pie with (melted) vanilla soy ice cream, sugar free mango crepes made by Kahlee and Woody/Aaron and cookies and cupcakes decorated in a USA theme by Kat, Rachel and George.

 The gang before eating (missing Jess and myself)
 Another of the gang (missing Jess and Rachel)
C sharing her turkey with Dad

She really didn't want to share...

She's definitely part American, she LOVED her cranberry sauce

after dinner

sucking the cranberry off her thumb -- cute!

Yummy, festive cupcakes!

the end of the night

The turnout of friends and family was wonderful and we all ate way too much. I cannot wait to do it all again next year with everyone and hope that even more family and friends can join in on the festivies! Thank you to all who came and helped me celebrate my very favorite holiday! I have the best friends and family and that's what I'm thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


  1. Looks like fun! Glad you guys had a wonderful day :-)We missed you all here in the US for our Thanksgiving!!! Love you!

  2. Thanks so much for having a blog. We really enjoy it. Looks like C's First Thanksgiving was a big hit. If Your Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands. :o)