"Thanksgiving, c'est un truc bizarre que les américains font pour Noel...?"
I heard this quote on the TV here the other day. It was some young French girl's response to what she thought Thanksgiving was. ("Its a weird thing the Americans do for Christmas") i loved it. Well, i know you are all dying to know if I, previously known as the worst cook in the world, was able to pull off a Thanksgiving dinner for my French families and the answer is YES!!!! i did it!!! i am so proud of myself :) And the food was surprisingly good! (Shout-out to Gramma Net for all her help!) I made a few things in advance like the pies and such, but then the rest I made that afternoon with Solene (my 2nd host sister). It was a lot of fun actually. We ate the dinner that night instead of in the afternoon which gave me a lot of time so I wasn't stressed at all. It was so cool to be able to share this little piece of my culture with my new families here. And i think they enjoyed learning exactly what Thanksgiving is.
and at the end of the meal everyone gave me a "Diplome de la Meilleure Cuisinere" where they had each written a little thank you message to me. It was so nice :) I'm so glad I was able to bring Thanksgiving to France : )