Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving in Cyprus with friends

Last year I wrote about our good friends Mark and Joan, who provided a wonderful feast for Thanksgiving - an American feast which we have enjoyed ever since we lived in the USA for a couple of years, back in the early 1990s.

This year, we were invited again. Joan said she was not going to cook quite such a feast as she did last year, but when we arrived on Thursday evening, it looked, once again, like a sumptuous spread. All the more amazing because her hob/oven had broken, and had not yet been replaced, so most of it was made using a single burner!

There were: stuffed eggs with carrot sticks - standard Thanksgiving fare where Joan comes from:

Greek salad - since we were in Cyprus:

And a spread of other dishes - turkey breast, corn on the cob, butternut squash, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, green beans.. and some Cyprus halloumi:

So we filled our plates, and then realised there was also a ham and potato casserole which had been simmering in the crockpot:

I had offered to bake a pie, but Mark and Joan prefer a lighter dessert, so she made a jelly mould with lots of fruit in and around it:

We ate it with yogurt.

All the food was all delicious, and the company was very enjoyable. After eating we played a game of Ticket to Ride, although I forgot to take a picture. Then we decided to pose for the occasion, using the delayed button on the camera. For some reason the lighting looks rather strange and dark, but I like the expressions of all four of us:

1 comment:

Jackie said...

You look amazingly happy in this photograph.

How wonderful to see friends together at a special time.

Happy Christmas to you.