Saturday, November 29, 2014


On Thanksgiving, a group of the Fulbrighters in Hungary gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving.  For Dan and I, it was our first time away from home and family for the holiday.  We were so grateful for this chance to gather with friends.  One the Fulbright professors hosted at her lovely apartment overlooking the Danube.  She has an amazing view! There was turkey, stuffing, imported cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes.  Dan and I decided to challenge ourselves to bring 3 dishes. After scouring the internet for dishes we could make with the ingredients we have here, we made 3 vegetable sides.  Four hours of hard work later, we had orange-ginger carrots, garlic parmesan zucchini, and bacon wrapped sweet potato fries. Everything turned out well. The bacon wrapped sweet potatoes were the favorite. We also enjoyed 3 desserts. One Fulbrighter made apple/pear crisp...yum! A Hungarian student of our host brought a chocolate and coconut banana bread. And finally, our angel and Fulbright wonderwoman, Annamaria, brought a homemade pumpkin pie. It was a wonderful dinner! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect Thanksgiving in Hungary. This year and every year to come with include my thanks for receiving the Fulbright. This has been an amazing experience! I'm excited to see what the next 6 months have in store!

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