Sunday, November 26, 2006

A belated Thanksgiving wish! - Een verlate Thanksgiving wens!

We know American Thanksgiving was last Thursday, but we we're too full to type!

"Mom" forgot to order the turkey (kalkoen) , so we had baked chicken (kip) instead - which was fine with us because we love chicken. We had lots of little nibbles of the chicken on our Thanksgiving plates. ;o)

Our "family" (gezin) also had:
Cornbread stuffing (maisbroodvulling) with Calvados soaked currants (krenten)
Homemade cranberry compote (Amerikaanse veenbessencompote)
Tiny potatoes (kleine aardappeltjes)
String beans and carrots (sperciebonen en wortelen)
Spicy pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing (kruidige pompoentaartjes met kaneelroomkaassuikerglazuur <-Yes! that's one long word, that is very Dutch! Eventually, you get used to it. )

"Mom" spent all day in the kitchen (de keuken) and we didn't bother her at all ... we behaved this time... we are little furry angels, you know!?! ;o) Well, there was chicken to be had, we're not stupid - wij zijn niet stom. hee hee!

Here are some photos of the food and pen & ink with watercolors that our "mom" did ... from our American Thanksgiving in the Netherlands ... yummm.
(click each row for larger image)

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© 2006, Judith Nijholt-Strong.
The pen & ink pieces were done with Micron pens, Winsor & Newton and Yarka watercolors on Arches hotpress watercolor paper. Each one is 5"x5".

We came running into the house when "mom" called out; "Dinner is ready!" (Het eten is klaar!)
After everyone around the table expressed what they were thankful for, "mom" said; "Eet smakelijk!" (bon appetit, tasty eating, tuck in, dig in, etc.), and so we did.


© Judith Nijholt-Strong, 2006

We are very thankful for being so well cared for by our humans.
We hope you found something to be thankful for as well.

Beste wensen, (best wishes)

Finn & Sacha
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1 comment:

paris parfait said...

The photos and the art are wonderful! And it sounds like a terrific Thanksgiving!

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