Saturday, November 25, 2006

Turkey Day



So it was quite a Thanksgiving. You see it all started when we slept in on Thursday morning, a good start to a long day. I (matt) went to the store to get some groceries around 1 then came home and prepared for THE JOURNEY. I got all the stuff together that I was to bring (2x11 pound turkeys, ceramic casserole dish, spices, bottle of olive oil, bottle of wine, laptop, bag of briquettes, our unopened bbq, and tools to assemble the bbq) aka 65lbs. I loaded up the backpack and set out on the 1.2 mile journey to Peter & Jen's place. Once I got there the boys did the some assembly required stuff on the bbq and then we got the birds on around 5pm. Melissa, our friend working for Crusade in Germany, arrived in Lithuania around 5 and then got to Kaunas, our town, around 9. The birds were a little slower than I anticipated but we got them done at 10pm or so. Dinner then commenced between 10 and 10:30. It was so late when we were done that no even thought about all the desserts that were made. But, that was ok because the team from Vilnius came on Friday to have our team cook a Thanksgiving dinner for them. So we got to do it all over again the next day. We had a great time with our friends on both days, and we got a lot of turkey.

5 comments:

Marc Peter said...

So... I thought you were supposed to wear a gas mask when you bbq indoors?

Happy Thanksgiving (a couple days late)!

Rakel said...

Thanks for sharing your lives with us!!

heidi taylor said...

So is there some special reason for BBQing the birds...no ovens available? BBQ Turkey a Mormance specialty? Sounds like fun!

Melissa said...

I feel blessed to have experienced it! :-)

cheryl said...

you guys have been on my mind all weekend...constantly. i miss you so much and love seeing you having a good time! i wish i could have been there. love you guys.