21 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

This year about 50 citizens of the good old U.S.A. are gathering at the home of friends here in Atenas to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everyone is chipping in to bring a favorite dish from the old country. We have volunteered to bring dinner rolls, so John will be busy baking his award winning Blue Ribbon Zephyr Buns early tomorrow morning.

Earlier this week, I took a look at the incredible list of food everyone is bringing to this feast, and much to my dismay, I didn't see any cranberry sauce or relish on the list. Now, I'm sorry, but I just can't call it "Thanksgiving Dinner" without the cranberries. I've been stewing over this for a few days, and knowing we wouldn't be going into San Jose (where we just might find some cranberries), I decided to invent a solution.

We just happened to have a large bag of Ocean Spray Crasins in the pantry. I combined the Crasins, with some other key ingredients, and I came up with some of the best Cranberry Relish I've had in years. I'll never go back to the canned stuff again. You can see the recipe at this link: Crasins Cranberry Relish.

This year will mark our second Thanksgiving holiday without you, our beloved family and friends back in the old country. We want you to know how grateful we are to have you in our lives and wish we could set a place for you here at our table. We are also thankful for our wonderful new life in Costa Rica and we are especially grateful for all the amazing new friendships we have found in this place we now call home.

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends.

Pat & John

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