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Real Life at Home: Colleen's First Thanksgiving

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by Colleen Quinn (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Nov 25, 2011

As I mentioned in an earlier post Entertaining Memories, the first time I hosted Thanksgiving dinner was not a particularly stress-free experience. It was 1994, we were four girls living in a furni




 

 

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As I mentioned in an earlier post Entertaining Memories, the first time I hosted Thanksgiving dinner was not a particularly stress-free experience. It was 1994, we were four girls living in a furnished flat in Dublin, and didn't have a clue. "Sure," we thought, "why not host a Thanksgiving dinner for 20+ American exchange students plus some Irish friends? We have an apartment and they are all living in dorms. How hard can it be?"

HARD! Hard to find the necessary ingredients for some holiday favorites. Hard to coordinate the potluck portion of the event. Hard to have at least four people cooking in a tiny galley kitchen with a three burner stove. Hard to cook a meal with a random assortment of cookware and plates assembled by years of exchange students. HARD!



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