A Rwandan Thanksgiving! (And a few pictures)


As a group we managed to create a pretty fantastic Thanksgiving feast despite limited resources and cooking over charcoal in a massive rainstorm! The actual preparation started the night before with the killing and plucking of the nine turkeys, an activity which I did not participate in. I have no moral objections to eating meat I simply wasn’t feeling up to cutting off a living animal’s head. It took us all day to cook everything but it was well worth the wait to have Thanksgiving food in Rwanda! We even played a game of football in the rain that was lots of fun and caused quite the scene because, as previously mentioned in a blog, Rwandans tend to stay out of the rain at all costs. We arranged the tables so that we could all sit together and while it was still hard to be away from my family for Thanksgiving it was fun to spend a holiday with my new Peace Corps family. We ended up having turkey, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, stuffing, banana bread, salad and mashed potatoes and it was wonderful! I hope that everyone back home had a wonderful Thanksgiving- miss you all lots! 🙂


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  1. Yum! That sounds like a good thanksgiving! I dont know what the best way is to get a hold of you or if you check this regularly or not, but you should call me and we should catch up! Love you!

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