2020 brought us many obstacles due to the unprecedented pandemic that took over our lives. We had to postpone and cancel events, exchanges, and meetings due to travel and crowd restrictions; however, in this season of thanks, we count our blessings.
We are extremely thankful for the programs and fundraisers we were able to host this year: the Sister Cities Annual Young Author/Artist Competition, the 18th Annual Edward T. Houlihan Halfway to St. Patrick's Day event and silent auction, and the 8th Annual Lexington Sister Cities Golf Scramble.
We are thankful for the new virtual programs we have instituted because of the pandemic, as well as all of our upcoming projects! We are grateful for the Lexington community for their continuous support in making this program strong. Please know that our office, volunteers, commission, and members remain dedicated to the mission of Lexington Sister Cities and we are, above all, thankful for every person that supports the program and has remained supportive during this past year.
Cook with us!
Recipe by Mary Parlanti
1 Turkey Breast
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon fines herbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small onion, quartered
1 large or 2 small ribs celery, cut into pieces
2 carrots, cut into chunks
1 unpeeled orange, sliced
1 cup water
1 cup gin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry the turkey breast. Mix curry, herbs, salt and paprika in a small bowl. Rub mixture on turkey and inside the cavity. Place turkey in a roasting pan and surround with onion, celery, carrots and orange slices. Combine water and gin and pour over the turkey. Roast for 2 1/2 hours, basting frequently.
Where was the first Thanksgiving?
Colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts that is widely acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.
What did they eat at the first Thanksgiving?
The Thanksgiving meal in Plymouth probably had little in common with today’s traditional holiday spread. Although turkeys were indigenous, there is no record of a big, roasted bird at the feast. The Native Americans brought deer and there would have been lots of local seafood (mussels, lobster, bass) plus the fruits of the first pilgrim harvest, including pumpkin.
Our Book Recommendation
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this retelling of the beloved Thanksgiving TV special! Find a copy of the book here!