Wednesday, November 23, 2005
American Thanksgiving in London
Yeah that is right..I am putting on an American Thanksgiving in London.... Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings.... minus Macy's thanksgiving Day parade and the UT/ Texas A&M game. Lots of people coming and I have been cooking all day. (dressing, eggplant casserole, deviled eggs, cheese dreams, and the corn souffle to do and the turkey to prep)
The hardest part of doing thanksgiving here is a) the size of my kitchen and b) the lack of a car to do the transport. I am quite worried right now about getting the turkey across town to get it in the oven by 10am in the morning! YIKES.
But I am really excited about this Thanksgiving... old friends and new friends... isnt thanksgiving what Christmas ought to be anyway... you get to celebrate, realize how much we have, enjoy each others company and have little expectation.....
Oh well.. back to cooking!
oooh ...! getting the turkey to the oven by 10 am. methinks i could see an entire madcap comedy plot in that, especially if it is a rather large turkey, or even a medium-large one, and slips out of its cradle while you are on the tube and then who knows what kinds of crazy comments tube-tribe people might have, and/or willingness to help you carry the stuff and the stuffing, and then you invite them to join the feast, and they say yes, and then it becomes more about all kinds of other things than how and when the turkey slipped out of its slipper. wow. what a cool story! but that's how stories should be ... happy endings for all but perhaps those who are turkeys. at least that's what i think ...
hope you have a wonderful and festive feast-day, with no turkey slip-ups or slip-outs.
hope it all went well! love and hugs to you!!
It seems your forgetting the real important part of thanksgiving, passing all the ads around and making a plan which stores you are going to hit for the big thanksgiving sales. Retail workers don't call it black friday for nothing.
I hope things went wonderfully,
Shannon- Thanksgiving was fab! Thanks so much for including us. Wonderful to meet so many of your friends. The recipe for the crazy marshmallow-topped savoury dish would be appreciated. Thanks again sweetie.