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We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend. Since it is not a holiday in Switzerland, Vilay still went to work and the girls still went to school.  It only made sense to wait until we could enjoy it.  

I started baking my two apple pies at around 4 p.m. yesterday. While the first pie baked, I made deviled eggs.

This morning, I got up at 7 a.m. to get the rest of the dinner started. I didn’t stop until around noon when we all sat down to give thanks and eat.

We had deviled eggs, potato salad, mashed potatoes, ham, a sauce similar to cranberry sauce, stuffing, corn and apple pie.  It was a small Thanksgiving meal compared to what we had back in the States with the entire family.  

We will eat the same tonight for dinner.  

Preparing the Thanksgiving table

I asked Vilay to set the table but he didn’t use our nice dishes.  I was too tired to reset the table.  No one cared and everyone was happy to eat our Thanksgiving meal together.


I baked my ham in pineapple juice and Coco-Cola just like my mother always does.  It makes for the best ham.


This is the first time I have had to make stuffing without turkey or chicken stock.  I used bouillon cubes and the stuffing still came out delicious.

A smudge of color

We will take a walk in a little bit.  The kids are playing in their rooms, Vilay is watching tv and I am here at the computer…relaxing with my coffee.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!!!

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  • anne November 30, 2008, 4:24 pm

    I am hungry, the ham looks super :-)

  • michelle of bleeding espresso November 30, 2008, 5:27 pm

    Looks so lovely! Happy belated Thanksgiving (I’m going to have mine even more belated…I don’t even know when yet) ;)

  • Julie November 30, 2008, 7:24 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • expatraveler November 30, 2008, 10:44 pm

    The dinner looks incredible!!! I love your different takes on the meal.. And I must laugh as I know the somewhat different cranberry sauce all so well! By the way, the meet went really well and we had lots of fun. :)

  • Evolving November 30, 2008, 11:00 pm

    Happy Belated Thanksgiving Pumpkin!!! I am glad you had a good one!

  • christina December 1, 2008, 10:48 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Your stuffing looks absolutely wonderful and so does the rest of the meal.

  • Pumpkin December 1, 2008, 11:49 am

    Thanks everyone.

    I hope all of you had a great weekend.


    I am happy your meet went well and can’t wait to read all about it on your blog.

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