Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Pass the...KFC?

I love this holiday. So much. Family, friends, and lots and lots of food. The only reason Christmas beats it out for favorite holiday is because presents are added to that list.

I was a little sad to not be home for the holidays this year;  I have never spent a Thanksgiving or Christmas without my family. But I was so excited to invite our Flagship family over to our little apartment to celebrate with us.

But how do you have a realistic Thanksgiving dinner when turkeys have to be imported from the states and cost an arm and a leg? You improvise.

Luckily KFC is wildly popular in China and there is one just down the street from us. An excellent turkey substitute. Add mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, delicious dip, apple pie, a crepe cake, and pumpkin pie (all made from scratch, by the way) and you have one amazing Thanksgiving dinner in China.

Just to clarify, I didn't make all those things.

But they sure were delicious. And it was a great day. There was lots of food, good friends, and even some football.

We loved having a bunch of our Flagship friends over, and I honestly could not have picked a better way to feel more at home on Thanksgiving day. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Looks like you had a good holiday. Glad that you celebrated even being so far away :)

  2. My friends and I had KFC also. None of us have an oven, and whole turkeys are expensive. Yay for celebrating American holidays outside of America!