Thanksgiving ???

Lucas61

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You know that family and friends in your home country, in this case the U.S., have either never traveled or have no concept of what it means to live in another country that is not the U.S. when they ask you what your Thanksgiving plans are.
 

Lucas61

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For sure, YMMV. I am definitely not throwing cold water on Thanksgiving and its possibility in the D.R. But for me, living with a Dominican family for 12 years and not having any American friends, it makes no sense. The people who are important in my life have never heard of Thanksgiving. As you know, the holiday here that is most like Thanksgiving in the U.S. is on December 24.

When my sister asked on the phone what my Thanksgiving plans were, I thought: What? Thanksgiving is not celebrated in the D.R.!!
 

NanSanPedro

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How many Americans know that Canadian Thanksgiving is on a different day from American Thanksgiving. My parents always celebrated both. Many many Dominicans know about thanksgiving.

I did know that. I don't remember how I learned it though.
 

SKY

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I remember in the early days of DR1 the DR1ers would get together at Rockys for a meal and fun times.
Quiz. Go back to Rocky's Thanksgiving about 20 years ago and give the name of Marc's dog. Let's see how fast someone gets it..............
 

JD Jones

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That was his second dog . The first one was named Rocky. And of course Marc named the business after him. But he died early on.

Had to be more specific with the time line... lol
 
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MariaRubia

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Don't be silly, tradition comes from within! Here in Sosua we are having Roast Turkey, Sausage stuffing, Mashed potato, Gravy, Carrots, Brussel sprouts, Cranberry sauce and desserts. Holidays are what you make them!!

Whilst on the subject of thanksgiving meals, can we have a conversation about brussels sprouts? I am quite partial to a brussels sprout but in DR I have only ever come across them frozen, and all attempts to cook them including spraying with oil and putting in a hot oven, hot air fryer, steaming, boiling, have resulted in horrible mush. Has anyone had an unsoggy sprout in DR? Or found them fresh?
 
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NanSanPedro

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Whilst on the subject of thanksgiving meals, can we have a conversation about brussels sprouts? I am quite partial to a brussels sprout but in DR I have only ever come across them frozen, and all attempts to cook them including spraying with oil and putting in a hot oven, hot air fryer, steaming, boiling, have resulted in horrible mush. Has anyone had an unsoggy sprout in DR? Or found them fresh?

One of the reasons I picked the DR is that brussels sprouts are illegal here. Lets keep it that way.
 

Northern Coast Diver

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Whilst on the subject of thanksgiving meals, can we have a conversation about brussels sprouts? I am quite partial to a brussels sprout but in DR I have only ever come across them frozen, and all attempts to cook them including spraying with oil and putting in a hot oven, hot air fryer, steaming, boiling, have resulted in horrible mush. Has anyone had an unsoggy sprout in DR? Or found them fresh?
I find them in Super Pola, in Sosua. So La Sirena should also carry them.
 
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