So . . . yesterday we attended our first Christmas Party. And today? Our last Thanksgiving Dinner!
Three of the four interns at eMi this semester are American. And (especially since two of them were on their project trip over Canadian Thanksgiving), they decided to make an American Thanksgiving Dinner for us. Not just any Thanksgiving Dinner . . . they were going to make us Turducken. For the uninitiated, this is a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken. Apparently, it’s quite the process to make, since it involves partially deboning the turkey and fully deboning the other birds, before layering them together (with three different kinds of stuffing). Here’s a picture of the finished product:
Along with the turducken, we had all the traditional Thanksgiving fixins’ . . . including apple pie, chocolate pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Mmm. Needless to say, I’m STILL stuffed.
Yesterday’s Christmas Party wasn’t quite as fancy – but it was still a lot of fun. The Calgary Geocachers Association puts on an annual “Cache-mas” party, and this was the first year we were able to attend. It was a potluck with crafts for the kids, a silent auction and a gift exchange – along with a geocaching-themed Christmas decoration contest and, of course, a puzzle cache to find. It really was a lot of fun and we enjoyed putting faces to some of the geocaching names we see regularly in logbooks in the area . . .
So, I guess this means that the Christmas season has officially begun. We were a bit remiss, not pulling out our advent wreath today (what, with Thanksgiving and all 😉 ), but that will come soon too. The advent season, leading up to Christmas, is my favourite holiday (more so, even than Christmas day itself), so I’m looking forward to lots of crafts, baking, and other fun activities . . .