What happens when you combine 10 adults, 5 children and 2 turkeys overseas? The ultimate ex-pat Thanksgiving, plus a little poultry rivalry. Dan and Amy (hosts of the fiesta just two weeks before) graciously supervised an amazing spread. Highlights:
- The best stuffing I’ve ever had (sorry Mom and Grandma) was prepared by a Swiss friend living here in Rome. It turns out that any lack of American know-how can be completely remedied by adding TWO kinds of bacon. Eat your heart out pilgrims.
- Our pumpkin pies were prepared by a Californian, living in Moscow, visiting Rome for the week. The best part: she had to use an actual pumpkin. There is no Libby’s pie filling in Italy.
- My contribution included roasted carrots, green beans with lemon and garlic and potatoes. The original request was “mashed potatoes” but since we don’t have a masher in our temporary apartment I went with “smashed potatoes“…but no one believed me that it was a real recipe. Guess they don’t have the Food Network here.