Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thanksgiving in Tanzania 2

And so the week of Thanksgiving came and we cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. The teachers, students, and neighbors had all been informed – there’s a large number of Americans coming here. You’re gonna see a lot of non-Africans. They were equally as excited as us.
Thankfully, our friend Beth came a day early. The day  before Thanksgiving (which we celebrated on Saturday) was our baking day. Jon  baked a loaf of homemade white bread and homemade onion/garlic bread. I made my mocha yellow moist cake as a dessert and because 3 people were celebrating their birthdays around Thanksgiving. Jon and I made an apple pie and Beth made a pumpkin pie. We baked from 9:00 am until 12:30 am…past midnight. When you use a charcoal dutch oven, things just take a really long time to bake. My cake took an hour, Beth’s pumpkin pie took 3 hours and Jon’s apple pie took about 2.5 hours. The other thing to note about these pies is that they were HUGE. So large, that everyone got a slice (20 people). The pumpkin pie had to have had about 3x the amount of filling than a normal pie.  Here are some pics of this amazingness:
Above: Mocha cake
Above: Onion and garilc bread
Above: pumpkin pie
Above: apple pie
More to come….

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