Officially, Thanksgiving is about getting together with family and reflecting on what you’re thankful for, but unofficially, we know it’s all about the food. I was invited over to EK’s house again this year and, like last year, the food was to die for.
First off, EK’s family is reallllly nice, so that automatically sets the stage for a good meal. But her mother is an amazing cook who practically made enough to feed an army. We had to start off with just the appetizers because there wasn’t enough room on the table for everything. We had some greek yogurty dish, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, Russian salad, and burek (my personal favorite. According to google, byrek (or borek or burek or however you want to spell it) is a pastry made with really thin dough stacked up and filled with a spinach and cheese mixture. I think EK’s mom uses leeks instead of spinach and it tastes awesome).
Then we had the turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce. Again, delicious, though the turkey was a little too dry for EK’s family. Then after having a piece of fruit came the pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie, and Thanksgiving is pretty much the only time I get to have it.
After dinner we watched some weird movie that I don’t remember the name of, but basically it was about this guy who gets kidnapped in Columbia and his wife gets help from this hostage negotiator from London, and of course the wife and the negotiator fall in love and make out right before the negotiator goes to rescue her husband. But in the end the wife stays with her rescued husband and the negotiator thinks about opening a business with his colleague, who’s played by the guy who plays Horatio in CSI: Miami. And that was pretty much it 🙂