Hey, where’s the rice?

A holiday touch The WorldTeach Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday turned out to be a huge success. We were able to pull together quite a feast from seemingly “un-American” ingredients.

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!”

Eating on the floor

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.

A rare bird in Northeastern Thailand

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:

The real deal


3 responses to “Hey, where’s the rice?

  • Aunt Val

    Great, it’s only 9 in the morning and now you have made me hungry for Lunch! You aren’t helping with my diet!! Watch out Caitlyn, Michael is just above 5’2″ and Samantha just broke 5′, will she be taller than you before you get back??? (It’s already too late for you with Michael…)

  • gerri

    Looks like a bountiful feast!
    A cornucopia of delights!
    I am truly Thankful that you
    all have each other to share in the

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