We continue our detour from our Kathmandu trip with a brief update on yesterday's Thanksgiving dinner.  We'll continue Kathmandu soon, and I promise more stories with monkeys.  Anyway, this was literally the first time that Whitney did not have Thanksgiving at her mother's table.  It made it, shall we say, a little difficult on both of them so we tried to make Thanksgiving as traditionally Schaffer, err American, as possible.  We had 12 people over for dinner (15 for appetizers), including AIDers, Stateies, a new friend on TDY from Hawaii, and a couple of Thai friends (phuan).  Everyone brought their favorite appetizer, and Whit handled most of the cooking (major props to Andy for babysitting the turkey all day).

The menu included turkey, pumpkin soup, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, cornbread stuffing, caramelized carrots, sweet potato pie (the better kind with pineapple), sweet potatoes (unfortunately without pineapple), biscuits, cornbread, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie.  I think I got it all.  At any rate, it was all delicious.  Also, good thing we got GSO to acquiesce and finally give us a china cabinet.  We needed it:

So Thanksgiving turned out to be very similar to Houston except with new friends, less family, and about 40 degrees warmer.

And I think everyone had a good time except for poor Menlo:


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