Turkey, volley and pomegranates

Thanksgiving came and went with great success.  I somehow managed to scrounge together a full Thanksgiving dinner for myself and three other teammates without burning anything or catching the kitchen on fire.  I didn’t attempt a full turkey, partially out of fear and lack of time, but mostly because turkey is very hard to find here in France.  My teammates all came over for a lovely dinner, and although I definitely missed being at home I am so grateful to have a few amazing new friends to share a special holiday with.image_1

(check out this MASSIVE sweet potato!)

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Being together reminded us all how thankful we truly are for all we have, and a late night Skype call from my whole family post dinner finished off the night as perfect as it could be for being away from home.

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(Hi fam!  The pioneer and indian costumes made me so happy :))

We had another rough weekend with a loss against neighboring Venelles, with our veteran setter still out with a sprained ankle.  We only have one more match to finish out this part of the season, and then a four day training camp and I get to come home!!

Hainaut Volley-Istres (132)

(Subbing in, in our last match vs. Le Hainaut)

It’s finally December.  I can’t believe how fast the time has gone.  It’s my birthday month! But more importantly 2 weeks til I am home celebrating the best time of year with my family and friends in hopefully snowy Ohio.  Until then I’m going to continue to enjoy cooking up a storm, I’m having a serious pomegranate obsession right now!

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(Here with greek sheep yogurt, frozen raspberries and cacao nibs)

Yum!

Anyways, until next time..Bisous!

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One thought on “Turkey, volley and pomegranates

  1. martha towns says:

    Wow! Your Thanksgiving table looks just beautiful. I am so proud of the cook you are becoming. You will have to teach me what to do with pomegranates. I think they are beautiful but I have never made anything. The pilgrim chipmunks are adorable. Where did they come from?

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