You actually cook such fancy dishes? I'm too lazy for all of that kitchen work.
But I get your strategy. I'm low salt and low carb, so I often have to take my own food to events.
We do Thanksgiving for the foreign teachers in our program. Not everyone's from the US, so it's a chance to share the meal with our Japanese and other foreign friends. Turkey's a rare bird on the menu here, unless you're getting a leg from Disneyland or USJ (United Studios Japan) and gravy isn't typical either. It's catered through a restaurant that has done this meal for groups of teachers in this program over many years, now. It's a bit expensive, but it's a good way to lift our spirits and fight off homesickness, as well as share our culture and appreciate the friendships we've made here in Japan. :)
For the first time in many years I will get to spend Thanksgiving with my family. It will be a nice change of pace from the past half decade or so. We are going to bake a turkey and a ham and I am also going to deep fry a turkey! It is going to be a fantastic feast spent with those that I hold dearest to me. Can't wait! Hope it is a wonderful and special day for all of you as well!
That sounds lovely B.c.!
I get to experience my first Mexican American Thanksgiving. There is a possibility of no turkey for me this year. But it's ok. There will be lots of yummy tamales and a wonderful boyfriend to be thankful for. :)
Cool Colleen! :)
Before we eat, we always thank the appropriate authority, the provider of the turkey - my husband's employer. Jokes aside, it's always just a great day of football, a couple of Guinnesses (Guinnae?), and family. Hope all ya'll have a great one!