Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Eve, 2009

The pumpkin pie (made from those huge pumpkins we grew in our garden) is cooling and the pecan pie is about ready to come out of the oven. The can of cranberry sauce is ready, thanks to some thoughtful visitors who brought it from the US last year. I brought back some canned sweet potatoes and marshmallows from my trip, so we'll have that traditional dish as well. Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, and carrot salad are also on the menu. What we won't have is turkey. The electricity has gone off several times a day for the past two weeks, so there is little chance of having power long enough to cook a turkey. Instead, David is grilling chicken and Harold Sichimwa is frying some.

We are expecting at least six Peace Corps volunteers from our area to join us. Some we have met, but some will be new friends. Then we'll have a mixture of Americans, South Africans, and Zambians to round out our guest list.

My own children have friends and extended family to share the holidays with, and we are blessed to be substitute family for other young people who are far from home. We have much to be grateful for as we look forward to Thanksgiving Day. And we will be extremely thankful if the electricity stays on while we do rest of the cooking!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I hope, if it is still functioning your gobbling Thanksgiving turkey provides a little timely entertainment and reminds you of our love for you,too. Happy Thanksgiving, David and Linda.

Marybeth

Rebekah said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! My family is coming to abilene since I"m on call or at least some of them are should be interesting!!