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Like a Stuffed Turkey

Thanksgiving at Theresa’s new flat today. Czech ovens seldom can fit an American-celebration size turkey, so it’s best to cut the bird in half before the baking process.

Asia was excited to experience a real USA-like T-Giving, but she fell sick yesterday, and today was put on Injured Reserved by the Coach. Sidelined. Needs R & R.

It was 5 on 5, Americans vs. Czechs. We Americans explained, in our own peculiar and specific traditions, how Thanksgiving works, what’s it all about, and why it’s particularly both American, and America’s favorite holiday celebration. Then we ate turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, French scalloped potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mac & cheese. For dessert we had Asia’s cheesecake, Toni’s pumpkin pie, some Czech strudel.

Then it was time for me to come home to my sweetie, sitting up (more or less) sick and feverish and generally feeling punk. Boo-hoo … but I brought home turkey!

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