Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'll bet you can guess why I'm thankful this year, so I'll spare you the cheese.

I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all of the warmth and togetherness of Christmas without all of the consumer crap. Every German/Brit/other I've invited to celebrate with us has immediately taken to the spirit of the holiday. I love the preparation, the familiar and homey smells, and of course sitting around a big table and seeing all of my friends' faces in the candlelight.

I usually do the big dinner on Saturday as we don't get Thursday and Friday off here (boo), but we have plans this Saturday so I'm making mini-Thanksgiving for Martin and I tonight. I'm not sure if there will be turkey, but my favorite part is the side dishes anyway, so we're going to have chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and Brussel sprouts. Finished off of course by pumpkin pie.

Guess I get to pardon my own turkey this year. :)


JewJewBee said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

poppy.f.seed said...

have a lovely time, I agree, side dishes are the best part!

KuKd Chick said...

Hmm, maybe a Tofurkey to go with those sides? Actually I've heard mixed reviews of that foodstuff, so just go with those yummy sounding sides!

Brandy said...

Here from Mel's comment chain post. I am getting to appreciate Thanksgiving more the older I get. Your menu sounds yummy! I made hash brown casserole this year and I think I'm going to make it again for dinner tonight because I didn't get to eat much of it before everyone else devoured it.

Sprudeln said...

I don't think I've ever seen Tofurkey here. We do have plenty of seitan bratwurst, though! Not eating meat in Deutschland is more difficult than I'd anticipated. :)