Friday, December 2, 2011

An overseas Thanksgiving feast for an American in Paris

By Global MBA student Lesley Green

"The Global MBA students enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving spread!"Global MBA students enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner

The 4-day Thanksgiving weekend is a big deal in the US. It's pretty much four days with tons of shopping, NFL football games and of course, a huge stuffed turkey.  Being in France for a year for my MBA obviously meant that I was going to miss out on all these wonderful traditions.  Yet, somehow I convinced a good portion of my MBA class to have a traditional American Thanksgiving with me!  15 people, a 6 kilo turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, gravy, creamed corn, carrots and rolls, plus a ton of desserts!  Everyone chipped in and brought a side dish and helped contribute to making our Global MBA unofficial "American" Thanksgiving great!  It was a wonderful night with great friends, food and fun! ...


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