Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving in Cambodia.

While our plans to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner, all together as K5 volunteers changed, thanks for Peace Corps inevitable last minute changes, we were still able to make the best of it and have a blast with our half of the volunteers, a week early.

Now really a huge thanks has to go to the K4's who spent all day slaving in a kitchen to create a wonderful feast for us. They did an amazing job. That turkey hit the spot just right, and I was thoroughly satisfied. Who knew that you could make turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pasta salad, and an almost endless amount of baked goods in a country where they have turkeys, but don't eat them, and a country where ovens practically don't exist? Well, they did it. And many thanks to the staff for bringing some of the deliciousness from the lovely western stores that exist in Phnom Penh. All of this definitely made for a lovely Thanksgiving night with my Peace Corps family.

You see that napkin overflowing with dessert? Yeah, that's my dessert plate, since I didn't have room on my actual plate. And yes, I did eat them all. You can't turn down baked goods in this country, they come few and far between.

The thing I am the most thankful for on this day? That Hal is brilliant and made a turkey, mashed potato, cranberry sandwich, and took a handful of brownies, and hid them in our mini fridge. We had the best free lunch the next day, and we had time to take a nap. Best 24 hours yet in Cambodia? It's definitely a contender.

Stay tuned for the Peace Corps Cambodia version of the Macy's Day Parade.


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Hehe, I so see your dessert "plates". ;)

Happy Thanksgiving Sam!!!!

And oh yeah, can't wait for the Cambodian version of the Macy's Day Parade...


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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