Post # 1
My Best friend is leaving to go live in the US very soon. There house is packed up and they want to celebrate thans giving before they go. They life some distance away, So i jumped at the chance to have them over before they go.
I simpley have said I make a yummy pumkin pie (well I think so)and I nice meal, which is about as for as my Thank giving normaly goes.
I have an understanding of the history of why but having never been to a thanks giving meal. I have no idea what a full American thanks giving normally involes other then getting the family and friends together to have a meal.
So can I please ask…………..What makes a good Thanks giving?
Post # 3
I think the best part about Thanksgiving is just being together with friends and family. I love getting to see family I don’t see very often, and I love having people over who don’t have a home to go to/can’t go home for whatever reason.
My DH’s family always goes around the table and shares 1 thing they are thankful for, which is nice because on any given day it’s easy to talk about how bad things seem, how frustrating work was, how you wish you had more money or time or whatever. It keeps it in perspective that there are always things to be thankful for.
As for the meal itself, my family usually makes a turkey, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, stuffing, some type of veggie, and pies. I say pies because not everyone in my family likes pumpkin so we usually have pumpkin and apple. But, whats important is the people you’re with.
Post # 4
Since your in the UK why not celebrate with a traditional English meal? My mothers family is from Yorkshire so for Christmas (on Thanksgiving we do turkey or duck, or Cornish hens when we want to be fancy) we do a roast with pudding. Would your guests prefer an American meal or an English one?
Some typical Anerican sides to the turkey are mashed potatoes, green bean cassarole, bread or rolls, sweet potatoes or yams, apple pie or pumpkin pie as you said, cranberry sauce, and of course gravy all over everything.
Post # 5
LOTS of food! I’m quantity over quality at Thanksgiving.