We had our first Thanksgiving with family since we lived in the States and it was wonderful….not very traditional, but wonderful!!!
Mom, Dad, David, and Aunt Kathy flew down on Thursday, sacrificing their Thanksgiving by spending the time when everyone else in the country was eating by sitting on planes. We didn’t have Thursday off from school down here, but we did have a half day Friday so we decided to celebrate TDay on Friday evening.
After a crash course in Spanish on Friday morning while Alex and I were in school, we dragged everyone out of the house for hot dogs and shopping. Mercado Iñaquito seemed like the perfect place to take everyone for picture opportunities and to stock up on groceries at the same time. We had already decided to forgo the traditional turkey and instead got the fixings for llapingachos, fried eggs, salad, and parmesan chicken. We even got to watch a woman filet our chicken right in front of us!
The power was out at home until 5 so dinner was a little late, but it was fun to be in the kitchen with my mom and surrounded by family at the table.
Maybe next year we’ll be able to convince someone from Alex’s family to come down and join us!