This weekend a few other exchangers and I made a thanksgiving dinner for our host families and a few other exchange students who don’t celebrate thanksgiving in their countries.
Me, Spencer (Washington), Margo (Colorado), and Natasha (Canada) met at Margo’s house at 9:00 and started cooking right away.
Once we started putting stuff in the oven we came across some trouble. First the internet didn’t work so we couldn’t get our recipes, then one of the ovens stopped working, and finally the stove top stopped working. The resulting emotions looked like this:
But then Margo’s host dad bought a hot plate, and two of her neighbors agreed to let us use their ovens. So we had one of the turkeys and the stuffing at one house, the pies at another and we cooked the potatoes on a hot plate but it worked, so our emotions looked more like this:
Once we got it all cooking, Jess (Australia), Nick (Australia) and Joseph (France) came over and helped us finish up. We also took a lot of pictures, because that’s what exchange students do.
All in all we cooked for 19 people and had everything done on time and it all tasted amazing, even though you could slap the pumpkin pie. It was hard but the fact that it was stressful just made it all the more rememberable.