Saturday, December 1, 2018

Jeddah - Joy!

It's always nice to bring some of the traditions and holiday experience to our home in Saudi Arabia because it makes me feel not so far away from my family back in the US.  Thanksgiving is one of those times of the year when I feel nostalgic for the days gone by from my childhood.  Our house was the gathering place for our closest friends - often we would have 25-30 people over for Thanksgiving dinner. 

I can't fit that many into our home here in Jeddah, but I can squeeze in a few friends to enjoy the meal.  It was a pot luck with everyone bringing their specialty.  We enjoyed the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn pudding, green bean casserole, cranberry, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, garlic bread, rice, and of course dessert!

Afterwards we enjoyed playing a word game called Fictionary, which is educational as well as fun.  Lots of laughter helped our overstuffed stomachs help digest the feast!  I have to say, it's my favorite meal of the whole year!

City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers that share images of life in their cities around the world.  The first of every month is Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  This month's theme is "Joy."

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Jim said...


Small City Scenes said...

Nothing says JOY like friends and happiness

William Kendall said...

The table is well set up. Excellent take on the theme!

Klara said...

nice gathering.