(Published in Family Flavours November 2015)
Giving Thanks in Style!
By Laura Haddad
Although Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday in the United States and Canada, more and more people in Jordan are coming together to celebrate fall and give thanks. Here's how we celebrated with multicultural family members and friends.
Pumpkins are a fun way to decorate any gathering this season. Instead of using a traditional vase for flowers, put your arrangement in carved-out pumpkins!
|These white spray-painted pumpkins kept us in the Thanksgiving theme of giving thanks|
|Because our guests were from different countries, we decorated these candles with flags to add another personal touch to the festive evening |
I displayed the dinner menu in this golden frame
|My American sister-in-law made sweet potatoes, another American staple |
|Our turkey and pumpkin-themed desserts were big hits. You can get any bakery in Amman to design a themed cake or set of cupcakes |
|Although traditional favourites are apple pie or crumble and pumpkin pie or cheesecake, our dinner was a fusion of cultures, so we served up knafeh, a Jordanian cheese pastry dessert|
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