Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving in Caen

Yesterday the twin cities committee between Caen, France and Nashville, TN hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for any American students who wanted to come. It was a catered event, fancier than I had expected, but so is everything I encounter here!
The menu was as follows:
--Cocktails
--Hors d'oeuvres
--Pastilla filled with vegetables and perhaps fish
--Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes (excellent and American tasting, but they forgot the part where you serve the mashed potatoes in a gallon-sized bucket)
--Cheese/salad plate
--Creme brulee

Yum, yum, yum! At each table was two or three of the seventeen Americans who came, and ten or so French people. Most of the people in the room were able to speak English, but we spoke French as much as possible. I sat across from a girl who is about my age, named Mathilde. She and her mother were so, so sweet, then again, so was everyone there. I am so glad I went! I was surprised at the number of Americans who weren't students who were there. I know there was at least five. I sat next to a woman from Chicago who married a French man and has lived here for 38 years. Wow.

3 comments:

mathilde said...

Hello Suzanne !
What a nice "blog" it is !!!
I've been really happy to meet you on this Thankgiving evening !
We should definitely keep in touch !
Hope to hear from you soon,
Mathilde

Melissa said...

I'm glad you weren't too homesick on the holiday! You will always remember your Thanksgiving Day in France!

Jayna said...

Le gobble with a wobble.