American in Spain

Quenched Desires

December 3, 2008
Marga and her hushpuppies

There's something about only visiting a foreign country occasionally that makes one crave certain products available only in that country, resulting in strong necessities desires to consume said products on each visit. Exactly what products reach this pedestal depend on your mood and environment when you first consume them. It's very hard to predict. My cravings were pretty much everything my grandmother makes for her traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Marga's were Papa John's pizza and hushpuppies. Last Wednesday we had hushpuppies, pulled-pork barbeque, and chicken fingers for lunch. Marga was beside herself.

Chicken Fingers and Hushpuppies

Chicken fingers, sour dough bun, hushpuppies, and the best honey mustard sauce ever.

Marga and her hushpuppies

That's one happy puppy! (you may recognize the face she's making from a previous post)

Later that night, we had a pizza party to see a few more friends at Godfather Tom's house.

Pizza Party at Tom's

Wendi, Marga, Tom, Jeff, and Paul.

Cheese and Crackers

There was some yummy Spanish anchovies, cheese, and wine here, but it didn't last long enough for a photo.

Debbi and Marga looking fabulous

My step-godmother, Debbi and Marga, both looking fabulous.

Papa John's Pizza

The pizza has arrived! Yum!

Pizza Party Pan

A panorama of pizza consumption. I apologize to Jane. My photo stitching program gave her four legs.

Debbi in new scarf

Debbi shows off her new scarf that Marga's parents sent her.

Do you have any special foods that you crave when you visit a certain country? Share in the comments.