Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Thanksgiving in Spain, Year 2

This year, I went to TGI Friday’s with 3 Spanish friends for Thanksgiving. It was a set price of 17.50 for a bowl of cheesy broccoli soup, a huge plate with a generous amount of turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and broccoli, then a slice of pumpkin pie, and a glass of cava.

Yum!! It was very filling and delicious and I felt very full at the end, so, mission accomplished! Normally I do like helping to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but part of the appeal is doing it with family. Plus, preparing a whole turkey for 4 people just didn’t make sense. hehe.

My Spanish friends all really enjoyed the meal. When the huge main plate was brought out, my roommate exlaimed “Tómaya!” Turkey isn’t eaten very often here, so it was a special treat for them. The stuffing was also a mystery to them. Upon me explaining it, one of my friends was skeptical, but upon trying it he exclaimed “que rico!”

It was a really nice night. I do miss my family, but a year from now I’ll most likely be home with them, so for now I’m going to appreciate how much I love Spain. 🙂

Of course I’m thankful to be living in a country I love so much and to have the opportunity to have such a wonderful adventure. I’m thankful for all the new friends I’ve made since moving here. I’m thankful my family back home continues to be so supportive and loving. And I’m thankful for my good health.

¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2013 by in Culture, Family, Food, Friends, Introspection, Madrid, Spain, Traditions, United States and tagged , , , , , .
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