thanksgiving a few days early

The Bird

beans and shallots and mushrooms

curried fruit

That’s two great meals with friends in two days. I’m having such a good time this weekend already, I think I need to take tomorrow off just to recover!

Highlights of the evening:

  • I got the fruity curry juice stuff all over my jeans when Tammy came to pick us up and the liquid sloshed over the sides of the pan. It wasn’t her driving; it was the fact that we’d made a double-batch and neglected to check how much liquid there actually was in there. Fortunately I borrowed some sweat pants from Matthias and they washed/dried my jeans while we ate.
  • We met Matthias’ sister and her boyfriend who are very nice.
  • We spoke a lot more German than normal for us on a weekend. This also applies somewhat to the party we attended in Munich last night.
  • While packing up and getting ready to go, it seemed my shoes had disappeared from the front hall of their apartment. Then I looked down and spotted them on Rainer’s feet. Mirth ensued.

The Curried Fruit seemed to be a success, even if some parties were a bit cautious about trying it at first or thought it must be intended as a dessert (and it does go great with vanilla ice cream, for the curious). I am pleased that most of it got eaten and leftovers were divvied up. And I’m looking forward to all manner of leftovers tomorrow.


One thought on “thanksgiving a few days early”

  1. Tammy

    Thanks for coming to the feast (and sacrificing your pants for the cause). We had a great time, and we are so happy our tiny kitchen could handle all of the cooking!

    I think that’s the most German I have spoken with you guys ever.

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