Nice spread, woman!

I could eat that for hours…

You sick, sad people. What did you think I was talking about?

As I mentioned in the comments for yesterday’s entry (in response to my sister’s snippiness…), I did have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year. I had it on Wednesday, and not on Thanksgiving Day itself, but it still counts. All the necessary items were there – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (with marshmallows melted on top!), green bean casserole, assorted vegetables, cranberry sauce and three kinds of pie.

What more could you ask for?

Now, since the Japanese don’t celebrate the American Thanksgiving, you may be wondering where all this stuff came from.

I have my boss to thank for that.

She wanted to put on a traditional dinner for the staff and some of the adult students who come to our school in the evening (after all the little kids have gone home). Counting students, staff and family members (her husband and brother-in-law) we had 13 people at dinner. All the foreigners gorged ourselves – as one should at Thanksgiving dinner – while most of the Japanese guests made little plates, tasting a bit of everything.

I went back for seconds.

It was all very, very good. My boss and her husband are both great cooks, and it was the best turkey day dinner I’ve had in years. (I got the traditional foods when I was in the army, but that’s not the same as a home-cooked meal, so those Thanksgivings don’t count.) Unfortunately there won’t be a repeat performance for Xmas, since we’ll all be on vacation.

A 3-week, paid vacation.

(Have I mentioned how much I love my job? ^.^)