Turkey Day in Poland

Yet another tradition that no matter where we live, we celebrate is Thanksgiving.  Last Thursday was no exception.

 But what made this day extra special is that 4 of our church missionaries wanted to do all the cooking just that they wanted to use my food and my kitchen.  So I had more of a supervisory role and as well cooking instructor.  Days like today made me miss my son in more ways than one.  

I can't believe I am letting these 4 guys cooking Thanksgiving!  They had just a wee bit of fun I think.

I can’t believe I am letting these 4 guys cook Thanksgiving! They had just a wee bit of fun I think.

They had ever cleaned or prepared a turkey before. They were to funny when they found out they had to put their hands inside it and pull stuff out.

They had never cleaned or prepared a turkey before. They were to funny when they found out they had to put their hands inside it and pull stuff out.

Time to get the green bean casserole in the crock-pot.

Time to get the green bean casserole in the crock-pot.

Well the main stuff is cooking so that means, American football time!

Well the main stuff is cooking so that means, American football time!

Time to get the table set for dinner. Now which cup goes where?

Time to get the table set for dinner. Now which cup goes where?

"E" learned how to fold napkins all fancy at school a few weeks ago during a cooking class, so she made sure they done just right.

“E” learned how to fold napkins all fancy at school a few weeks ago during a cooking class, so she made sure they done just right.

Time to start the stuffing!

Time to start the stuffing!

How many people can fit in my kitchen?

How many people can fit in my kitchen?

Woo Hoo!!  The turkeys are done.

Woo Hoo!! The turkeys are done.

Yep, I think we are ready to eat.

Yep, I think we are ready to eat.

Turkey & sweet potato's with over cooked marshmallows on top.

Turkey & sweet potato’s with over cooked marshmallows on top.

Stuffing, mushrooms and rolls.

Stuffing, mushrooms and rolls.

This is what I am thankful for, to be surrounded by family, friends and God.

This is what I am thankful for, to be surrounded by family, friends and God.

How much food can you get on one plate?

How much food can you get on one plate?

The after dinner stomach blues!

The after dinner stomach blues!

The best part about Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie!

The best part about Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie!

Since I am 3 weeks into the diet, I had to cut calories somewhere!

Since I am 3 weeks into the diet, I had to cut calories somewhere!

Since he is lactose intolerant, pecan pie was all his according to him.  The hubby had something else to say about that.

Since he is lactose intolerant, pecan pie was all his according to him. The hubby had something else to say about that.

Unfortunatly eggnog doesn't exsist here in Poland BUT fortunatly is way easy to make for scratch!  I will never purchase eggnog again homemade is AWESOME and super easy!!

Unfortunatly eggnog doesn’t exsist here in Poland BUT fortunatly is way easy to make for scratch! I will never purchase eggnog again homemade is AWESOME and super easy!!

It would not be Thanksgiving with a bunch of kids and young adults if someone didn't do this with the whipped cream.

It would not be Thanksgiving with a bunch of kids and young adults if someone didn’t do this with the whipped cream.

What a great night it was with 7 teenagers/young 20 somethings at the same dinner table.  More times than I could count I was speechless.  

Yet another turkey day in Poland a success!

What is your favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving?  Me, sweet potatoes!

love kelley
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4 Responses to Turkey Day in Poland

  1. Me says:

    Hello,
    is eggnog similar to adwokat/ajerkoniak?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advocaat

    • Close but not quite! I don’t drink so adwokat is gross to me when I have the flavoring in doughnuts or other things here in Poland. Eggnog is a lot smoother to me and the version we made was non-alcoholic but if you like alcohol you could add rum or brandy like some people do. I will try to get a recipe posted this next week for you!

      • Me says:

        That would be great, thanks.
        Don’t be mislead by flavourings of adwokat taste as they often are only similar to adwokat, more or less.

  2. Pam Saltmarsh says:

    Oh boy, what a meal! Your table was gorgeous, and the food spectacular. Thanks for letting them help. I can’t wait for Ty to cook when he gets home. Ty made eggnog last Christmas morning. I hope you get the candy canes SOON! AGH!

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