Wednesday, November 25, 2009
As I sit here over 8,000 miles away from home, the day before Thanksgiving, it makes me appreciate all those times and meals and laughs that I have been fortunate to have with a loving and enjoyable family. Family is extremely important to me and I am one of those lucky few to have one...and not just have one, but have a GREAT one! To my fam back home, wish I was there to spend some good Q.T. with you! It is refreshing to know, though, that I will be celebrating T-giving with my West coast 'family' and several locals here tomorrow night. We are doing a Hangi feast... which is a traditional Maori meal cooked in the ground. Several people are all pitching in and we will be roasting duck, bull, chook and pig...plus other dishes like my Mac 'n' chee. And of course everyone will be drawing hand turkeys like back in kindergarten and getting a history lesson on the original Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and the Indians. So enjoy yourselves and your families... eat up and soak up the moment! Bon Appetit!