Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving November 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner with President Podvodov and his wife Sister Podvodova (sitting at the head of the table), other mission office staff, and the McArthur's (CES couple). Everyone brought a food item. It was a great experience to eat Russian food for Thanksgiving. All the food was very good.
Although Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Russia, the mission president holds this annual dinner for the benefit of the missionaries. Prior to dinner Sister Podvodova shared a popular Russian story of giving thanks and we sang a hymn "Love One Another."

Table being prepared. Joe's chicken/vegetable lasagna in the foreground.

This was a 3 layer cake. Tasted a bit like a spice cake.

This is a cream cheese cake

Turkey covered with cheese, and yes, mayonnaise. Made by Sister Podvodova. Very delicious.

This is a pumpkin pie. Very delicious braided sweet bread filled with shredded cooked pumpkin.

These are a mushroom mix inside little pastries.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Luna's!
    Thank you for all of your hard work and love for these people of Russia and our missionaries. You are priceless.
    Much love and blessings to you both!