Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This photo is of "sitting" Cornish hens Mama made the other day

Preparations for the Thanksgiving dinner are on "foot and leg". The dinner table is ready, so are most of the side dishes, the tea table and the fireplace. Moody and Tala were very anxious to help this year. It is a very special Thanksgiving!

Lately we've been spending our days cooking, baking Eid goodies, playing Uno, and board games, watching Arabic TV, and having lots of fun. It's been unusually cold for this time of the year that we are trapped at home most of the time.

Mama, bless her heart, never tires! She cooks delicious meals; Tala bestowed on her "The greatest cook on the world" title. She cleans, organizes closets, does laundry, etc. I can't imaging how we could have been without her. And Baba is always entertaining the kids, and engaging with Sol in intelligent conversations that drags us all in.

Dregias Thanksgiving menu:

  • Turkey
  • Peach and mango chutney
  • Gravy
  • Rice with liver, kidney, almonds, raisins and pine nuts
  • Candied yams (made with pomegranate concentrate - a dernawy variation)
  • Green beans casserole
  • Baked potato casserole
  • Cranberry poppyseed salad
  • Pecan chocolate chip cookie pie
  • Pumpkin pie
Guests: Big drum roll'... Safia and Abdelrahim!


  1. I hope you all enjoy this lovely dinner, it all sounds good exept for the raisins! I usually picked them out :o)

  2. Happy thanksgiving! nice picture of the hens striking a pose, whose idea was it?