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THANKSGIVING PIE TASTING FEAST 2010

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Published 24 November 2010

The 4th Thursday of November is......Thanksgiving Day in the USA!
You know, turkey day, football games, big family get-togethers, a four-day weekend!
Those of us who are far from "home" decided years ago that we needed to celebrate this auspicious occasion, to show our children what it's all about. So we have our big family turkey dinners on Saturday when we're all free. You see, we have to work on Thursdays in Spain! In consolation, we hit upon the idea of having a THANKSGIVING PIE TASTING FEAST. Tonight everyone is cooking: traditional apple pies and pumpkin pies or whatever else takes our fancy. We've also spent a week encouraging our students, colleagues in other departments and UEM campus staff to get involved so there will be desserts from different regions in Spain and from other countries too.

We expect record numbers on Thursday, November 25th, 13:30-15:30 in Building A.
Homemade desserts at a bargain price! YOU can try 4 desserts for 1 Euro. At that price you can even treat your friends! The money goes to charity. After all, this IS THANKSGIVING. All your donations will go to the NGO: Amigos de los Mayores in 2010-2011.

Hope to see you at the function...... Wendy

Vocabulary:

turkey: pavo
get-togethers: reuniones
hit upon: se nos ocurrió
pie: tarta (con relleno)
feast: banquete
pumpkin: calabaza
takes our fancy: se nos ocurre, nos apetece
encouraging: animando
get involved: involucrarse
desserts: postres
bargain price: precio de ganga
treat your friends: invitar a los amigos
function: evento, acontecimiento

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Comments (4)
estibaliz (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

who won?

ray martinez (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

i think that the Thanksgiving day is tobe with yours. friends, family, to eat grandsmother´s turkey and many things more to hava reservations of grass during the year. and for that i will go home.

Vicky (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Congrats to all the winners!!! Yummy!!!

Esther (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Roll on Thanksgiving day! I'm sure we will all enjoy it tons. :D

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