Spending another Thanksgiving in Australia was surreal, as I’d never imagined that I would be gone for another family gathering of cream corn, the ‘kiddy-table’ and Minnesota cold. Luckily, I was able to spend Thanksgiving with a group of such incredibly beautiful and marvelous people, that I had enough to be thankful for, to make me forget about my homesickness that had been persistently lingering on my mind, throughout the day.
I attempted to make my mom’s most delicious recipes…however her version of relaying the ingredients and measurements was very ‘mom’ and lacked any basic structure, which resulted in dryer, crispier and saltier versions than what I’d intended to set out to do. This in itself made me quite homesick, but Carolines Pumpkin Pie- and the reaction on my Australian and British friends faces when they tried Pumpkin Pie for the first time was as good as a distraction as anyone could hope for.
I have a LOT to be thankful for and could truly go on and on for how and who and what and why I am thankful. I’m a very lucky person and although spending a holiday far away from those that I wish I could spend it with was difficult…maybe being this far has made me realize more than ever, how thankful I am.
#thankful for sharkie…sriracha🌶🌶🌶…FRIENDS that made me forget how homesick I was…family that makes me feel like I’m home via kitchen/dinner table facetime…shoes on my feet- a roof over my head and an overly full belly the morning after🤗. happy thanksgiving from cozy paddo…and a bunch of first time thanksgiving-er PROS🍽🌽🍷