Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Turkey Anyone?

Boy, were we surprised to know that Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October, as opposed to the 4th Thursday of November in the US. We never celebrated Thanksgiving in Malaysia, but when we were in the US, we used it as an excuse to bake a Turkey. And since we're back in North America, why stop?

So we secured a 17-lbs bird (which was the smallest they had) from the local halal meat store. And as usual, we surfed the internet for a recipe. We settled for the Herb-Scented Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing from bettycrocker.com. And since there was no way our small family of 4 could finish this feast on our own, we invited some Malaysian students who had nothing better to do on campus this holiday.

What a feast! Melur and Arman got their first taste of turkey. And it was also our first organized get-together with some of the Malaysian students. They took to the kids rather well, and were very well-behaved. One of them even helped wash the dishes. It was quite a memorable evening. We look forward to many more gatherings to come!

"Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!"

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