As we entered the refectory this afternoon after our celebration of the Holy Mass, we were met with an impressive display, including this turkey:
One meal began with an antipasto platter of a few kinds of Italian cured hams and small balls of mozzarella.
The first course consisted of a penne shaped pasta cooked with pumpkin, cinnamon, and ricotta cheese. I was skeptical about this combination but it was rather tasty:
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Next came platters of mashed potatoes and green beans with almonds (my table forget to wait for these):
Everything was very tasty and, while I missed Hawaiian sweet rolls and cornbread casserole, was very satisfying.
Our meal concluded with a pumpkin pie. I've also never been much of a fan of pumpkin pie, but this one was covered with cinnamon so the pumpkin flavor was muted:
A traditional style meal helps ease some of the longings for home this day, but I still miss my family and friends back home more so today than I normally be.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!