This year, we're bringing a little American tradition to Ghana.

Despite not having found a turkey (in time and within our budget - $150 for a bird anyone?!), finding no pumpkin, and trying to survive the heat in November, we're putting together a Thanksgiving bash for a few friends, British and American alike.

We'll be grilling meat on our patio. A friend, who happens to be a chef from London, is making a pie using squash that apparently tastes similar to pumpkin. And we'll turn on our air conditioners to simulate the coldness of November in the U.S.

Things we're thankful for this year:

Carole recently got a job!
Tim has a job with a social enterprise in Ghana, and is getting first-hand work experience in the field.
We have friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with.

Wishing you a wonderful time with friends and family

11/25/2011 04:56:17 am

Grilled meats on the patio?! I can't imagine a better Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble, kisses from America!

Debra Wade
11/28/2011 12:05:46 am

You can probably find sweet potatoes or yams for pie, and here is an intriguing substitution...bean pie:

Apparently you can take virtually any tasteless high carb vegtetable, and with enough ginger, nutmet, cinnamon and sugar, make it into a nice pie!

I'm on a cooking streak. Pasta Puttanesca for dinner tonight!

Carole, good luck on your new job!


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