Friday, 16 November 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

In lieu of my regular Cooking/English class in City Heights, the teachers and I prepared a feast.

A typical Thanksgiving meal.

And served it to the 40+ refugee students learning English as well as American customs and traditions.

We held up a picture of a live turkey.

"Gobble Gobble."

Then brought out an oven roasted turkey and pointed out the wing, the leg and the breast as the bird was carved and presented on a platter.

That is when a hand popped up.

"Where is the head?" asked a student.

"It was not included in the Butterball frozen package."

It was easier to explain gravy, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie and cider.

All dishes they were able to identify and spell by the time dessert was served.

At the end of the meal, one gentleman leaned back in his chair, rubbed his belly in a circular motion and said, "I am very full."

A sentiment sure to be repeated all over the country next Thursday!