Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all! Spending Thanksgiving over here wasn’t as weird/different as I thought it might be. We didn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner over here, but we did get have a wonderful lunch with the Quick family and another family from the states that was here visiting. Good times for sure.
Though the good times were flowing freely over here, I still found myself missing the very unhealthy food that I consume in large portions on this fine day of giving thanks. As I think I have mentioned before, the hardest thing about being over here has been the food. In America, we don’t really have one thing that you would call “American” per se. We have Italian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Soul food, and whatever else you want to add to the list. In Thailand, all they tend to eat is Thai food. Which consists mainly of rice (for every meal), grilled veggies, and a meat. And as you know, I don’t eat meat. lol
I’ll have to take some pictures of all the Thai street food, but trust me, most of it, you really wouldn’t want to eat.
In the touristy (is that a word) areas you will often come across places that claim they serve a “Western” breakfast. But what they mean is they serve an “English Breakfast”, which is as vastly different as the countries we come from. I mean really, who eats baked beans for breakfast in the states. And why in the world would I want to eat it on toast?!?! With a cup of tea??!! Really?
In the grand scheme of things, my diet is much better over here than it was in the states by far. My vegetable consumption has quadrupled since living here. But I the sinful part of me that hasn’t died to self still craves (not in this exact order) all of the following and much much more.
1. Burritos from Freebirds (I don’t want to hear from the Chipotle crowd please lol)
2. Dessert at Denny’s
3. Breakfast at Mimi’s Cafe
4. Vegeburgers from Burger Box
5. Apple pies from Whataburger (they fry them like McDonald’s used to before they got all health conscious and what not)
6. Lunch/Dinner at Celleborele off of Hemphill (if you still haven’t been, you need to check it out, best kept secret in Fort Worth, well that and the yearly pass to the zoo)
7. Indian food from Maharja on Hulen
8. Lemonade from the Cheesecake Factory (sometimes it’s the little things)
9. The Olive Garden, Carrabba’s, Carino’s (i’ll take any of them over what passes for spaghetti out here)
10. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and 4th of July meals at my mom’s. (if you’ve ever been before…i don’t need to explain)
I could really have made a list to 100 but why torture myself.
Besides, I would have surely left some of your favorites off. Go ahead and leave me a comment of what would have made your top 10 list.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Try and remember the little ole Jones’s as you stuff your face this holiday season. 🙂
Until next time, be well.