Sunday, December 6, 2015

Third World Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year we had a great Thanksgiving! My kids went above and beyond to make it special. This is personally my favorite holiday and it felt really sweet to see my kids carrying on our Thanksgiving traditions so far from home!

Clancy got the hankering for some good ole' homemade ice cream to go with the traditional apple pie; so he rigged up what we dubbed, The Third World Ice Cream Maker! It consisted of a bucket, with another smaller bucket inside complete with lid and small window to see how the ice cream was coming, ice, salt, and his and Myles battery powered drill! It only took an hour and a half to make. Oh, I forgot to mention that he welded a "paddle" to go inside the bucket to turn the liquids inside. Because it took so long to make, Emily came up with a way to have it be "automatic". Pretty ingenious!
Clancy with his Third World Ice Cream Maker!

Looking good!

"Look, Mom, no hands"
You just don't want to see what happens when it gets bumped!!!
All of our older children got in on the dessert making! Emily made some of the more practical things like the dressing and rolls, as well as a chocolate brownie cheesecake!! I think the rolls and chicken were a joint effort with Rudi and Emily. I love to admit that I did not make a thing!!! Hey, if others enjoy cooking so much, I would not want to get in the way!:)
Ruth and Clara having fun!

 Myles is not usually found in the kitchen, but he surprised us all and made some yummy pies, a mango cheesecake and an apple pie!
Chef Myles at work

And with the first apple pie he had ever made!

Pies by Myles
 We have found that turkey is so expensive here that we have gone to having chickens... I know it is almost sacrilegious. One bonus is that the chickens come with the heads, so you can have a conversation with them prior to eating them!!! Just kidding!!
Hmm, and what do we do with this part???
Each Thanksgiving we have been in Cochabamba, we have had the volunteers and families from Casa de Amor for dinner. This year we only had volunteers, as all of the "families" have left us...sob...sob...
We really did miss having the Beatys and the Alvarezes, but it was great to have the volunteers. This year we had Sarah from Ireland, Hannah from Louisiana, Danyelle from Texas, Kayla and Laura from Texas, and their friend Daniel from Bolivia!
The Rudi Boohers "Thanksgiving 2015"

And the Boohers with the rest of this year's crew.
All of us on the left.... Sarah, Hannah, Daniel, Danyelle, Laura,
Kayla, and Emily on the far right!

Lots of food to be thankful for...

...and even more desserts to be thankful for!!!
Every year no matter where we celebrate Thanksgiving it is always such a great time to remember all of the things we have to be thankful for. Our founding Fathers had, I think, one of their best moments when they created this holiday unique to the United States of America.

I give thanks this year for my precious family that Rudi and I have together and also for our extended family that now numbers over 100 people!!! I am also eternally grateful for the work of Jesus Christ in my life, taking my sin and judgement from me and promising me eternal life in Heaven one day. It just doesn't get any better than that!!

Psalm 107:22 "And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing."

1 comment:

  1. What a happy group!

    Way to go, Clancy! I love your inventiveness! And folks probably loved the ice cream. :)

    Emily, your hair looks really cute the way you are wearing it in these pictures~and the green top is a good color for you! Bright and beautiful you are! :)

    Baking apple pies must be in the genes; Myles your pie looks really good! I am pleased to note the spice rack (in the background when you are at the stove) that you and Clancy made. It looks nice and allows quite a bit more counter space.

    The way Paula is holding that chicken's head makes it look as if the bird's eye could be Paula's right eye, rather frightening! :D

    In the picture of Ruth and Clara holding the bowls, Ruth looks almost as tall as Clara. However, I see she is not when I look at the family photo.

    How fun to see David, Adriana, and Peter as part of your family. Thank you, Lord, for allowing them to join our family! AND thank you, Carla and Rudi and family for going through the many, tedious, time-consuming, frustrating steps it took to accomplish your end of the adoption!

    It took me a while to figure out what the "floating" dessert was, a stool shaped like the desserts! :) The desserts look delightful and delicious. :)

    Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving with us.

    Hugs all around,