I told my husband a few weeks ago that the first time we don’t spend a major (read, Thanksgiving or Christmas) holiday with our families, we’ll be officially “adults”. I guess we’re adults now, since we spent this Thanksgiving here in Mexico celebrating with our new ex-pat friends. Some things that made this experience unique:
– Dinner at 7:00pm because most people had to work. Its hard to digest all that food when you eat it so late!
– Yeast, or levadura as I luckily looked up before I set out on my grocery trip, is not sold in all grocery stores. Fortunately, I eventually found some and was able to bring homemade rolls to dinner which were heartily appreciated.
– Cheddar cheese is also not sold in Mexico…except at Walmart! Props to my husband for stopping there to complete our cheesy mashed potatoes.
– Made mashed potatoes and rolls without a mixer. “Like a pilgrim” my mom said!
– Walking 15 blocks carrying potatoes and rolls is fun stuff.
– No TV with no football showing.
– Conversation with these ex-pats is really interesting but hard to come by sometimes. How do you follow up after someone says “I’m not really a heterosexual”…? There was also the famous “Good thing I don’t believe in the free market!”
– Tried to convince a French girl that even though it may seem like Thanksgiving is just about pigging out and watching football, there really is more to it than that.
Thanking God for everything. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!