Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Melinda and I had our Thanksgiving lunch. It was just the two of us. We had a full spread. Check out all of the dishes here. We had to make some of it last night because we just have the one casserole dish, and several dishes were a challenge since there is no Campbell's condensed soup here in Bosnia. We had to use powdered cream of mushroom and cream of broccoli soup, but they all turned out pretty well. Our "bird" was a smoked turkey breast that we just warmed up. It turned out pretty darned well.

Melinda here. Wiley wrote the top part but then said I could add or edit (he left out a word up there). This is what cooking's all about, Dear Reader: making do with what you got to see how it'll turn out. And I'm pretty impressed with how we were able to pull it all together. The turkey was of it tasted like deli meat, while parts of it tasted like real turkey. Of course, I'll be very happy when I can make a real bird, where you pull the meat off the bones (though I'm happy not to be dealing with bones), but this was better than I thought it would be.

So have a happy Thanksgiving, Dear Reader, and remember: doorbusters start at 4 am!


Sabrina said...

Hi...I came across your blog while looking for any Thanksgiving happenings in Sarajevo. I am an American also living here. Was surprised to find your page. Glad you were able to enjoy a little something like Thanksgiving!

Melinda said...

Hi Sabrina! Hope you're liking your stay in Sarajevo. If you're up for meeting sometime for coffee or tea, let me know!

Anonymous said...

happy thanksgiving and love to you both. auntie em