|a turkey that size would NEVER fit in a European oven. BBQ it is.|
We had vegetarian chili for dinner.
An approximate 2pm gathering and mealtime for our families in Oregon meant for a brief Skype with Pete's side of the family and an even briefer phone call with mine before we headed off to bed.
Many Americans learn quickly here that if you're going to "do Thanksgiving" with your family, you may as well opt for the Saturday after. No work, no school, and plenty of time to cook and hang out. Fortunately, our friends Peter and Marcia (from church and borrowed-their-concrete-drill-for-several-weeks-to-hang-pictures-and-light-fixtures fame) invited us to a traditional American feast. As they are former military, they can do much of their grocery and household shopping year-round at a full-on American grocery store at a nearby military base in Germany. We were joined at their house on Saturday afternoon by a couple of other Americans - but this is a Luxembourg after all, so of course there was a Brit and a German thrown in to round out the group.
|we all loved Marcia's mix-and-match China set, we each got a different place setting...|
|and James got the best one, for sure.|
|We even got to do some singing of our thanks. (Marcus plays professional basketball in the Luxembourgish basketball league. Who knew?)|
|a rare photo of the two of us|
Peter and Marcia, you've now saved us twice. Many thanks!