To the left is the beginnings of our spread, and a great shot of my mom’s Thanksgiving placemat. I have to say it really pulled the entire meal together =)
Below is a picture of our Thanksgiving table. As you can see we are setting up on mats (a word in Thai that also means “shirt” and “tiger” depending on the tone you give it), a common way to eat in Thailand. Instead of adding leafs to the table like home, we just unrolled more mats. This gives a whole new meaning to “get your feet off the table!”
Below is a picture of the turkey we were finally able to find in Nakhon Phanom. It is definitely an uncommon bird in Thailand, or at least in this part of the country. Needless to say, it was great having an actual turkey for our Thanksgiving meal. There was plenty of meat left over for cold turkey sandwiches in the morning, another “American” food most Thais have not yet experienced.
Below is a final shot of our meal. All of the food was delicious and for the first time since arriving in Thailand I sat down to a meal without rice: