Well, we all know what last years Thanksgiving brought…lots of puking after my traditional Eskimo dinner. So, I did NOT partake in this years events…well, the eating part anyway. Today started off with a lovely breakfast with Scott, Emma, Fonger and Dana while we watched the parade. Then…Emma and I ventured to Gary and Rojo’s to help make Eskimo Ice Cream to celebrate Terrell’s first caught ptarmigan! Again, I am so much better at stories through the lens of my camera…
Step 1: Peel the skin off the fat of the caribou (tutu).
Step 2: Chop the fat with an Ulu.
Step 3: Put chopped fat in to the pan to melt.
Step 4: wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…
Step 5: Whip it, with it good, with your hand
Step 5 continued: keep going…
Step 6: Add seal oil and milk…while whipping with your hands
Step 7: Add fruit
Step 7: Try it…
Step 8: Walk home with it
That was the end of the eskimo ice cream making :) We then all headed to the school for the community Thanksgiving where they announced that in celebration of Terrell’s first caught ptarmigan there was eskimo ice cream made by “mom, and auntie Emma and Katie”. This is a tradition in the village, when anyone gets their first caught something the family makes food for the community Thanksgiving feats.
The feast was great! Everyone ate and laughed and shared in prayer.
Then the eskimo dancing started..
What a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!