An Abu Dhabi Thanksgiving

Well, I believe our Thanksgiving Feast was a resounding success!  We fed probably over 30 neighbors, professors, and students, with all of the trimmings, including:

  • Two 6 kilo beautiful turkeys with regular gravy and Josh’s pomegranate gravy, and stuffing

Our Turkey, hot outa the oven

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Momma Warshay’s Candy Sweet Potatoes
  • Green beans and a biiig salad
  • Josh’s homemade garlic biscuits
  • Steve’s bread-o-copia,

Steve's Bread-o-Copia

  • John’s homemade pumpkin pie and whipped cream

John, prepping for his pumpkin pie with mini-pumpkins, the best we could find

  • Josh’s homemade apple strudel and marble cheesecake

Josh's marble cheesecake

  • Steve’s homemade coconut custard pie, and
  • numerous other international dishes donated from other students.

It lasted from around 4pm until almost 11pm, with lots of good conversation, full bellies, and even two birthday celebrations! Our wishbone competition did not go so well, but we were able to get a surprising number of people to try the turkey neck, heart, liver, and gizzard. We could not have done it without the help of the local Germans, Italians, Taiwanese, and everyone else who attended and enjoyed.

Josh at the carving station, serving up our good eats


Thanksgiving Dinner


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jodi on November 29, 2009 at 4:54 am

    How wonderful!! You’ve gotta give thanks!


  2. Posted by Rany Metry Deskoores on November 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hey Brian …

    Uhm … I’m thinkin of comin to Masdar next year … and I kinda have a million questions that the site doesn’t have answers to …

    Ur blog has been very informative so far (not to mention fun to read), but I still have some unanswered questions … perhaps I can have your email address and we can communicate via email?




  3. Posted by Mom on January 17, 2010 at 12:30 am

    brian ,
    This addition to your Thanksgiving celebration with the pictures is amazing! so proud of u, my son.
    you & your friends with all their heartfelt work to make this holiday happen in AB did more for understanding human relations and promoting world peace than any UN ambassor! Kudos to All


  4. Posted by anita on January 25, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I believe this is you back in the big Desert.
    Keep the adventures coming I have not seen you in quite a while and I love the life you having. enjoy every day anita


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